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NVIDIA XRender Performance Improved

Michael Larabel

Published on 3 December 2007
Written by Michael Larabel
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No, the render_bench results for the NVIDIA 169.04 Beta driver are not missing. There is a phenomenal performance boost in the 169.04 Beta driver for the X Rendering Extension. Tests that previously took over a minute (or several minutes) to complete are now being hardware-accelerated properly and each took less than a second to complete. While the GeForce 8 OpenGL performance was also improved with this driver, the XRender performance is a night and day difference. If NVIDIA continues with their normal release cycle, there should be another Linux driver release before year's end that will hopefully be a stable version of the 169.04 Beta driver.

About The Author
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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