Phoronix on a GeForce 8 Gap

July 21st, 2007 by Crusader

Speaking of drivers, Phoronix has postedcomparison benchmarks between Linux (Fedora 7) and Windows XP with two NVIDIA GeForce 8X00-class videocards:

When it comes to binary display drivers under Linux, NVIDIAis generally known as the company that’s able to offer drivers that are on parwith their Windows driver […] However, with the GeForce 8 series we havecome across some unusual issues that are limiting the performance of theGeForce 8 series under Linux and Solaris. In this article, we have additionalinformation on these austere performance problems along with benchmarksshowing the frame-rate differences between Windows XP and Linux.

2 Responses to “Phoronix on a GeForce 8 Gap”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    where’s the 8800gtx performance?

  2. Anonymous Says:

    It always seems to me they (Phoronix) are on some sort of budgetary constraints, because they don’t seem to ever use the very highend cards.

    I could ask the same question about their ATi driver comparisons. The usualy thinking behind using the lowest end part for comparison is basically this: it will show you the most absolute difference between driver or O.S. versions.

    However, IMHO and experience this is not the case, and the extreme highend parts are usually the ones to show the utmost deviation from the norm.


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