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  • phoronix
    started a topic NVIDIA GT 425M: Windows 7 Ultimate vs. Ubuntu 10.10

    NVIDIA GT 425M: Windows 7 Ultimate vs. Ubuntu 10.10

    Phoronix: NVIDIA GT 425M: Windows 7 Ultimate vs. Ubuntu 10.10

    Back in August we looked at the gaming performance between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 using a Lenovo ThinkPad W510, and the results were not too dramatic, but since then there has been a new release of Ubuntu (the 10.10 Maverick Meerkat) and new graphics hardware has been released. After receiving an ASRock Vision 3D system recently, which will soon be reviewed at Phoronix, we decided to compare its performance of the brand new GeForce GT 425M graphics processor under Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Ubuntu 10.10 x86_64.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=15389

  • deanjo
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    If you want to read how bad their support is check out this thread:

    http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...t-by-far-in-NA.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by yoniyoni View Post
    Thanks, I had read similar comments in other forums.
    Send an e-mail to asus tech support and they told me that the solution was to wait for publication Nvidia drivers with support for Optimus
    Lol, typical Asus support. Trust me I have dealt more with them then I care to admit over the last year or so. Maybe point them to nvnews.net where nvidia has stated that they are not bringing optimus to linux. Make sure you are dealing with a tier 2 rep and make sure that he forwards it on to engineering. I've had to go over their head a few times and contact headoffice overseas via phone before they corrected a few BIOS issues on their boards.

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  • yoniyoni
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    Thanks, I had read similar comments in other forums.
    Send an e-mail to asus tech support and they told me that the solution was to wait for publication Nvidia drivers with support for Optimus

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by yoniyoni View Post
    Nvidia drivers for linux do not support even for Optimus technology.

    I have an Asus U30JC (intel core i3 350M & nvidia 310M) and the X server does not start when I install nvidia drivers.

    How you got it?
    Better optimus laptops allow selection of GPU from the bios, linux runs fine on them.

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  • yoniyoni
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    Nvidia drivers for linux do not support even for Optimus technology.

    I have an Asus U30JC (intel core i3 350M & nvidia 310M) and the X server does not start when I install nvidia drivers.

    How you got it?

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  • alexan
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    Wow, surprising that in this whole thread only one post did mention Compiz/Desktop effect:
    System > Preference > Apparence > Visual Effect > off

    make the test


    Doesn't look too much hard.


    I wonder if will never happen that Phoronix try to benchmark using a distro like Puppylinux.. or even better: TurboPup Xtreme

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  • RealNC
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    Yeah, sure does Fallout 3 suck. That's why it sells so well, because people think it sucks and they don't buy it. :-P Needless to say it sold more copies than all Linux indie games combined...

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  • crazycheese
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    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    But most gamers want the new, big, expensive productions. Those who cost millions of dollars to produce. That doesn't mean they don't play smaller titles; it just means they can live without the small titles, but not without the A-titles. And not vice versa.
    Man.
    I bought Fallout 3.
    It sucks.
    I wish I could do moneyback.

    Fallout 1&2 were so much better! Same as Xcom, Ja2 etc. All by little indie studios.

    *cough*

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  • RealNC
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    Originally posted by devius View Post
    Ok... guess I need to be more clear and use sarcasm tags like everybody else. There's no need to be offended. Here's what I meant:

    Just because a game YOU like or YOU want to play doesn't exist on a gaming platform that doesn't make it less of a gaming platform. It may not be a gaming platform YOU will want to game on, but that is it. Also, your argument of using gamespot as a reference to determine if something is a gaming platform doesn't make much sense. Why not use mobygames instead as it's a much bigger database and not commercially orientated? Oh wait, I know why! Because mobygames actually lists linux as a gaming platform, so that wouldn't be too beneficial to your argument.

    If I got your argument correct, only the systems that show up on the main gamespot navigation bar are eligible as gaming platforms. And, of those only the ones that have the more popular and best selling titles (and long running franchises), like the ones you listed, so that leaves us with windows, PS3 and XBOX360 as the only gaming platforms that exist. That makes sense? The point is you can't use a commercial/promotional games site to figure out what is a gaming platform and what is not, because these sites benefit from promoting always the more recent (and profitable) games and game systems.
    These sites exist to make money. And money is made by covering popular games (those that sell best). In other words, games the majority of "gamers" want.

    Yes, 10-year old A-titles, games by smaller indie studios or individuals do qualify as games. But most gamers want the new, big, expensive productions. Those who cost millions of dollars to produce. That doesn't mean they don't play smaller titles; it just means they can live without the small titles, but not without the A-titles. And not vice versa.

    With all that in mind, what is a "gaming platform" and what is not is defined by the gaming industry: a gaming platform is whatever platform the gaming industry chooses to port their titles to now, or did so in the past. Old gaming platforms would include MS-DOS, Sega Mega Drive, etc. Current gaming platforms would include Windows, PS3, XBOX 360.

    Even the Mac, with its bigger market share compared to Linux, is not a gaming platform; only a tiny fraction of A-titles get ported.

    If you want to tell yourself that being able to play Quake, HoN and Tux Racer makes Linux a gaming platform, then that's your right. Me, I go with the views of those who actually matter (since they have the money for big productions; writers, actors, etc.)

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