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ASRock Vision 3D NetTop

Michael Larabel

Published on 19 November 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
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It should not come as much of a surprise considering the hardware within this nettop, but the ASRock Vision 3D does work "out of the box" under recent Linux distributions with an up-to-date kernel. The only minor nuisance is that kernel mode-setting with the Nouveau driver is not available for the GeForce GT 425M graphics processor unless running the Linux 2.6.36 kernel or later. Once up and running, however, most users will switch to using the proprietary NVIDIA graphics driver to enjoy full hardware support with OpenGL acceleration. The 3D Vision capabilities of this GPU though won't be of real benefit under Linux at this point due to the lack of enabled software, but as we already showed when using this system to compare the NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M performance under Windows and Linux, there is a near performance parity.

For testing the ASRock Vision 3D system we used Ubuntu 10.10 x86_64 with the Linux 2.6.35 kernel, which worked just fine to support the system's hardware. Besides our Windows vs. Linux graphics benchmarks from this nettop, we also carried out another set of tests to compare the performance of the ASRock Vision 3D to their older but still good ASRock Core 100HT nettop. The ASRock Core 100HT was equipped with the Intel Core i3 330M, ASRock HM55-HT motherboard, 4GB of system memory, 500GB Seagate ST9500325AS HDD, and Intel Core IGP Arrandale graphics. This is compared to the ASRock Vision 3D with its Intel Core i3 370M, ASRock HM55-MXM motherboard, 4GB of system memory, 500GB Western Digital WD5000BEKT-8 HDD, and NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M. Both systems had clean installations of Ubuntu 10.10 with the Linux 2.6.35 64-bit kernel, GNOME 2.32.0, X.Org Server 1.9.0, NVIDIA 260.19.06 display driver, xf86-video-intel 2.12.0 / Mesa 7.9, GCC 4.4.5, and EXT4 file-systems. The Vision 3D system also was tested when the 2.40GHz Core i3 CPU was overclocked to 2.80GHz.

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