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NVIDIA 100.14.19 + 8800GTS 640MB

Michael Larabel

Published on 20 September 2007
Written by Michael Larabel
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As you can see from the results, the 100.14.19 driver release presents some rather large performance improvements for the NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 640MB graphics card. However, these performance improvements are not because of a new OpenGL driver or anything to that extent, but it is the result of a performance regression in the previous driver releases. As we had shared in a previous article, the Linux driver with GeForce 8 GPUs was noticeably slower than the Windows driver, which normally isn't the case. However, there does remain a minor performance delta between the 100.14.19 Linux driver and the latest Windows ForceWare release. We will be back shortly with additional tests as we continue to explore this latest proprietary driver release from NVIDIA.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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