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Saturday, November 6, 2004

NVIDIA 6629 Linux Drivers Released

NVIDIA has released version 1.0-6629 of their Linux drivers. If you use a 2.6 kernel and play DOOM3, you want to get these ASAP. Why? Here's a quick comparison for you:

Kernel, NVIDIA drivers 6111:
800x600, medium detail, shadows on: 24.7 fps
800x600, medium detail, shadows off: 29.2 fps

Kernel 2.6.9, NVIDIA drivers 6629:
800x600, medium detail, shadows on: 32.9 fps
800x600, medium detail, shadows off: almost 40 fps

I didn't write down the exact fps for the shadows off option, because I was too busy having a heart attack. Needless to say, I'll be doing some more benchmarking later. Thanks Linux Games.

Update! I ran the shadows off benchmark again and got exactly 40 fps. Unfortunately, I ran into kernel 2.6.9's kswapd bug. I've got to apply the patch for it. Otherwise kswapd ends up taking up about 75% of the CPU when memory starts to get full. Feature.

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