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  • #46
    Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
    Which indicates a large difference, no?
    Not at all look closely at Melcars results, two different benchmarks were ran. My results are from the tropics bench which he got

    Ubuntu 8.10
    fps: 25.7
    score: 648

    Windows XP
    fps: 26.6
    score: 670
    Mine is


    openSUSE 11.1
    fps: 25.7
    score: 648

    Windows XP 64
    fps: 26.6
    score: 669
    You say that Doom3 is GPU limited on high resolutions, while Unigine is CPU limited? I really doubt that - Doom3 is primarily CPU bound (shadow volume extrusion on the CPU). Its shaders are simple, the polygon count is low, it really doesn't stress a modern GPU at all. Unigine tropics is *much* harder on the GPU.
    If doom3 was CPU limited it would show 0 increase in a sli configuration. This however is not true and gains are still found when running a sli rig at higher resolutions (1920x1200 +) with full eyecandy maxed out.
    Last edited by deanjo; 04-08-2009, 02:12 PM.

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    • #47
      I really like catalyst 9.3 :-) Fast 3d performance (better than my nvidia card). The only thing left is xv under compiz. My 2D seem smooth under compiz, and I can even run every single wine game (EVE, insurgency, cs:source). I really don't see why everyone is bashing fglrx. Yeah true, they have had problems. But almost all the problems have been adressed (for me at least). Fglrx's codebase is quite new, so no wonder why nvidia's blob contains fewer bugs :P

      Anyway. Can't wait for the oss drivers to mature.

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      • #48
        Doom 3
        Ultra
        4x AA
        1680x1050


        Windows
        122.4 fps

        Ubuntu
        127.3 fps


        Last edited by Melcar; 04-08-2009, 04:07 PM.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Melcar View Post
          Doom 3
          Ultra
          4x AA
          1680x1050


          Windows
          122.4 fps

          Ubuntu
          127.3 fps


          You mind posting your method of running the benchmark so I can run the comparison @ home on my system that is setup with nv cards? I'll run it @1680 and 1920.

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          • #50
            Doom3 is definitely no valid test to compare as you have to force AA/AF within the driver to get used. Inside win the game settings are correctly applied. Take a screenshot to compare.

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            • #51
              The driver is always forcing 4xAA and 16xAF in all my benches.

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              • #52
                See this is something I want to compare windows XP with Arch linux. This will prove a point that Linux can be faster and "smoother" under load.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                  You mind posting your method of running the benchmark so I can run the comparison @ home on my system that is setup with nv cards? I'll run it @1680 and 1920.

                  I just ran the timedemo on my Doom 3 install (timedemo demo1). Ultra in game settings w/ 4xAA, and I assume you already know how to use WS resolutions on the game. I'm also forcing 4xAA and 16XAF with the driver. You may also want to set your correct amount of vRAM (game defaults to 64MB); just launch the in-game console and type com_videoRAM ###. Run the demo at least twice since the first run always runs much slower.
                  Last edited by Melcar; 04-08-2009, 10:17 PM.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Melcar View Post
                    I just ran the timedemo on my Doom 3 install (timedemo demo1). Ultra in game settings w/ 4xAA, and I assume you already know how to use WS resolutions on the game. I'm also forcing 4xAA and 16XAF with the driver.
                    Yup OK thanks. I see if I can get around to it tonight but that 2 hour mythbusters premiere is on tonight.

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                    • #55
                      Go with the mythbusters premiere, very few things are more important than mythbusters

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                      • #56
                        Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10, and 9.04 users should use Michael Marley's PPA. If you have a flavor of Ubuntu that is based on those two distros then you can use this repo as well.

                        https://launchpad.net/~thefirstm/+archive/ppa

                        Very easy to install with this method. It's not that hard to get the key to be accepted. Enjoy!

                        Edit: I spoke too soon. Hardy users can now enjoy the benefits of 185.19 .
                        Last edited by rv65; 04-09-2009, 04:31 AM.

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