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  • NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M

    Phoronix: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M

    Earlier this month we took a look at the NVIDIA Quadro FX1700, which is one of NVIDIA's mid-range workstation graphics cards that boasts 512MB of video memory, support for CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture), OpenGL 2.1, and the power consumption for this PCI Express graphics card is less than 50 Watts. In the tests that followed, the FX1700 had performed quite well at the workstation-oriented SPECViewPerf benchmark and we had compared its Ubuntu Linux performance to Solaris Express and Microsoft Windows Vista. The NVIDIA Linux driver with the FX1700 had the best performance and it ended up being a nice graphics card for around $500 USD. Today we are looking at the NVIDIA Linux workstation performance once again but this time it's on the mobile front with the Quadro NVS 140M, which can be found in a number of business notebooks including the Lenovo ThinkPad T61.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=12124

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    NVIDIA closed-source drivers suck, even on Windows

    NVIDIA's Drivers Caused 28.8% Of Windows Vista Crashes:

    http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?.../03/28/0326209

    Come on NVIDIA, open up those Linux drivers so that the FOSS community can help iron out all the bugs and make Linux the most stable platform.

    Don't let Microsoft's ineptitude give you a bad reputation and drag your brand name through the mud!

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    • #3
      Well that's saidly true, basically most drivers are banana software. The Vista 64 bit drivers for G80 was just one huger example for this issue. But this statistic does not cover rendering issue like ATI drivers for Linux can not render pointsprites since driver release 8.41.7 - you only read about gaming benchmarks, but never somebody tests rendering features - which worked up to 8.40.4. Let's see when ATI's bananas mellow...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kano View Post
        Well that's saidly true, basically most drivers are banana software. The Vista 64 bit drivers for G80 was just one huger example for this issue. But this statistic does not cover rendering issue like ATI drivers for Linux can not render pointsprites since driver release 8.41.7 - you only read about gaming benchmarks, but never somebody tests rendering features - which worked up to 8.40.4. Let's see when ATI's bananas mellow...
        Oh yeah, theres plenty of rendering issues on ATI. Like in Savage 2 and Alien Arena with shaders/bump mapping on. You want to see hell? Try Alien Arena on ATI. Hehe.

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