For those of you waiting to hear solid information about the Linux NVIDIA Rel80 drivers, the wait is finally over. Although not made officially available yet, ASUS had uploaded the NVIDIA 1.0-8168 display drivers. Although we imagine this was made on part due to human error, and has since been taken down from their servers, people are continuing to rage about these drivers on forums as well as distributing these 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Today we have some initial information coming out of Phoronix about the introduction of Linux SLI and other features.
13 November 2005
Shipping with ATI's v8.19.10 display drivers is a technology that Linux mobile users have long awaited to enjoy and that is PowerPlay. ATI's PowerPlay is a power management technology that is designed to dramatically reduce the power consumption of ATI MOBILITY RADEON GPUs by adjusting the core and memory clock speeds along with the voltage supplied to the chip. By adjusting the GPU, the laptop battery life and heat-output can often be dramatically improved. Today with us, we have the first Linux preview for this battery-saving technology.
12 November 2005
With the release of the ATI Linux v8.19.10 display drivers earlier in the day, we have performed a driver comparison demonstrating ATI's advances over the last couple of driver releases when it comes strictly to their frame-rate performance. The drivers used in this quorum are the v8.16.20, v8.18.6, v8.18.8, and the most recent v8.19.10 release. Not only has this most recent release offered improvements in the packaging support, but there is also a new feature for mobile users, which allows them to run their GPU at different power-stages to save on battery life while adjusting the processing power.
11 November 2005
Earlier today, we had spoken with Jeryuan Yan who is the Business Development (BD) manager of XGI Technology. In this interview, we primarily focused on XGI's Linux advances since the last time we spoke several months ago, but we also received some exclusive information in regards to their November 9 hardware product launch in Beijing and the stance of XGI Technology on Multi-GPU Technology similar to NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface and ATI CrossFire. In addition, we received some vital information into some expected driver launches that will finally support the Linux 2.6 kernel and several other software advancements.
5 November 2005
Days after the launch of ATI X1K series, and availability of CrossFire Technology, ATI has released their monthly 5.10 (October) update for their Windows CATALYST users and have accompanied the release with a new build of their Linux drivers. These drivers are dubbed v8.18.6 and are available in RPM format as well as through ATI's relatively new driver installer program that we've been accustom to seeing since their v8.14.13 release.
12 October 2005
With the public release of the NVIDIA Linux 1.0-8XXX display drivers now coming toward the end of October, we felt it was time to offer another driver comparison of all the drivers released in roughly the past year, as we haven't done any mass comparisons since early 2005.
5 October 2005
By now, you would almost need to be living underneath a rock to not have heard about the upcoming NVIDIA Rel80 GeForce display drivers. Although a majority of this preliminary information has been Microsoft Windows centric, today we'll be sharing with you some of the features that should be on the horizon for Linux users and the 1.0-8XXX drivers, one of which feature is the long awaited SLI support.
20 September 2005
For the last couple of months we've been providing fairly in-depth and frequent updates in regards to NVIDIA's driver performance as well as overclocking abilities. It wasn't until recently that NVIDIA began supporting CoolBits under Linux, prior to this the only alternative was video BIOS editing or NVClock. Even though there hasn't been a major update to NVClock in over two years, earlier today the crew over at Linux Hardware released the 0.8 Beta. Today, we'll be offering up a quick preview of this latest build.
30 August 2005
Recently, we had time to speak with the BD (Business Development) manager of XGI Technology. In this interview, we found the precise status of the current generation XGI Linux and Windows display drivers along with their future. Among other things, we learned that XGI Tech will finally be supporting the Linux 2.6 kernel in September of 2005. Join us for these exclusive details.
30 June 2005
Today is yet another magical day for NVIDIA as they unleashed their new GeForce 7800 GTX VPU. We will be bringing numerous reviews on the different 7800 GTX cards shortly, but today, we are having a look at NVIDIA's newest Linux driver set: 1.0-7667. These Linux drivers do support the GeForce 7800 GTX and offer several other fixes for Linux users.
22 June 2005
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