NVClock v0.8 BETA Preview
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 30 August 2005. Page 3 of 3. Add A Comment

Moving onto the NVClock Qt interface, which is designed by Jan Prokop, the different tabs available are NVIDIA, XFree, links, and about. Rather than separating the settings and card information, it's largely all displayed on the NVIDIA page with the core and memory speeds, using a spin box rather than sliders, and the card information, AGP information, and the BIOS information. One advantage the Qt interface possesses is the ability to adjust some of the XFree86/Xorg settings such as modifying AGP mode, disabling the NVIDIA splash logo, type of connected monitor, setting up TwinView multi-monitor support, and finally configuring the TV Out. On the links and about page are simply some additional resources relating to NVClock and NVIDIA Linux. As always, there is the command line option available for using NVClock, if you prefer.


Overall, this NVClock 0.8 BETA looks extremely promising for Linux enthusiasts as long as the final release will be delivered in a timely fashion. It was a bit discouraging finding the new features being almost similar to what can already be found in the NVIDIA X Server Settings (nvidia-settings) and the overclocking now relying heavily on CoolBits, but hopefully Roderick Colenbrander will have a few new things up his sleeve for the final release. It will also be interesting to see if NVClock will acquire any additional software modding abilities similar to the now supported pipeline modding for NV4x cards. Feel free to head on over to Linux Hardware's NVClock page to download this v0.8 BETA release.


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