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reviews: NVIDIA 1.0-7667 Linux Display Driver Performance

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 @ 18:09:22 EDT by meshal
phoronix.com :

Earlier this morning, NVIDIA publicly unveiled their new 7800 GTX (G70) GPU for immediate availability. Some of its features include CineFX 4.0, eight vertex processing units, improvements in the pixel-shader, and improved anti-aliasing. In addition, the NVIDIA G70 now uses an 110nm @ TSMC process, 80 million more transistors than the GeForce 6800, and runs at a 430MHz core / 600MHz GDDR3 clock speed. We will be bringing numerous 7800 GTX Linux reviews as the week's progress.

but in the mean time, we are bringing some coverage of NVIDIA's 1.0-7667 Linux display drivers, which were also released this morning. Although this driver comparison won't be as extravagant as our NVIDIA Linux Display Driver Performance Analyzed article, which was published last month, we will be comparing these latest drivers against the 1.0-7664 and 1.0-7174 packages. Our test setup we used today contained an NVIDIA 6600GT 128MB (PCI Express) and ran on a DFI LANPARTY UT motherboard.

complete review

Version: 1.0-7667
Release Date: June 22, 2005
Size: 10.8MB
Highlights

? Added support for GeForce 7800 GTX
? Fixed problem with certain flatpanels running at 1600x1200
? Fixed an unresolved symbol issue in libXvMCNVIDIA.so
? Fixed an unresolved reference to the symbol "gnu_dev_makedev"
? Worked around a bug in Java2D that was exposed in 1.0-7664
? Improved support for Quadro FX 4000 SDI