26 February 2006
Towards the end of December, we had written two articles to examine the frame-rate performance of both ATI and NVIDIA drivers as they had progressed throughout the year under Linux. Although there were minimal average frame-rate differences between each of the drivers, in most instances, each company had appended critical features throughout the year that was sought after by the Linux community. While we have yet to see any ATI CrossFire support under Linux, nor is it evident if we will ever see this multi-GPU support, the developers at NVIDIA had appended Scalable Link Interface support in their 1.0-8174 display drivers released in early December of last year. However, the folks using Solaris from Sun Microsystems had not received SLI support until the most recent drivers released on December 22. Today at Phoronix, we are taking a quick preview and how-to guide for NVIDIA's GeForce SLI under Solaris 10.
27 January 2006
Even with ATI's X1900 series launch this week, there continues to remain no official support for the X1000 series under Linux. Although the support should be appended in the near future, today we have a preview of the ASUS EAX1300PRO as well as some exclusive Linux information pertaining to the most recent Radeon offerings.
7 January 2006
Although ATI's X1000 series graphics processors have stolen a great deal of the attention off its predecessors, there remains no Linux 3D support at this time for these latest red solutions. However, for Linux users with the present status of ATI's proprietary drivers the X800 remains a respectable solution for those not looking to fall to the green team with their overwhelming Linux presence. Up on our review block today we have the X800XL 256MB from the folks over at Power Color.
12 December 2005
Two months ago we took a look at eVGA's e-GeForce 6800GT 256MB PCI Express part, and now with last week's release of the NVIDIA 1.0-8174 display drivers, our focus of attention today is on their new 7800GT CO 256MB part. Battling up against the eVGA 7800GT in this review is the 7800GTX, GeForce 6 SLI, and the previously reviewed 6800GT. In this article, we even managed to run the 7800GT at 470/1260MHz speeds before falling prey to a handicap!
5 December 2005
Thanks to the public release of the 1.0-8174 drivers earlier today, so far we have previously covered the hardware and software aspects of Linux SLI as well as an in-depth examination of the Rel80 driver performance under Linux using a GeForce 7800GTX and our standard set of gaming benchmarks. At hand now, however, is what many of you have been dieing to hear and that is the NVIDIA SLI results under Linux using the official 1.0-8174 drivers. Although there are a few buggy areas with the drivers, the SLI benefits reached as high as a 294% improvement over a single-card configuration!
9 November 2005
Two days after the release of NVIDIA's GeForce 6800GS, the folks over at XGI Technology have finally unveiled their first PCI Express offering - the Volari 8300. For over a year, there have been rumors floating around the Internet in regards to what XGI could bring fourth into their next-generation products and whether they would be able to take ATI and NVIDIA head-on. With us today we have some of these answers along with information that was once deemed confidential in regards to the XG47 GPU.
16 October 2005
Although the NVIDIA 7800GTX has a definitive advantage over the 6800GT, the GeForce 6800GT remains a respectable card for enthusiasts not wishing to shell out nearly $500 USD for a graphics upgrade. With us today we have the eVGA GeForce 6800GT 256MB and will see just how well this card can fare through overclocking and just how the card can fare against a 7800GTX in a dual-core environment.
5 August 2005
Today, is a rather special day for GeForce 7800GTX Linux owners as we can finally expect some new drivers from NVIDIA that fix the poor performance issues. Although these new 1.0-7675 drivers continue to lack some of the new antialiasing modes, and SLI (Scalable Link Interface), supported by the GeForce 7 series they do come with a hefty amount of changes. In this article, we have new benchmarks to demonstrate the areas that the driver improved, and those that have not been affected. Continue on for this exclusive 1.0-7675 testing.
22 July 2005
When it comes to 3D gaming on Linux, it's unfortunate, but there are very few options available due to a lack competitive display drivers and games with native Linux ports. Today, however, we have the honor of presenting NVIDIA's recently released G70 VPU performance under Linux! Read on with this rare opportunity as we hit the NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX 256MB with a swarm of benchmarks and we actually conclude with a dissenting opinion about this card due to an unfortunate driver situation.
31 May 2005
If eleven pages and over 130 pictures isn't good enough for you, for the first day of Computex Taipei 2005 coverage, we're back today with a bit of information regarding XGI's upcoming PCI Express VPUs, the Volari 8300 and 8600 series.