[ILUG] [comp.os.linux.hardware] Graphics card fully supported
by Open Source drivers!
weeboy at conorwynne.com
Tue Nov 30 16:36:34 GMT 2004
> On Tue, 2004-11-30 at 14:54 +0000, Conor Wynne wrote:
>> > On 30 Nov 2004, at 13:11, Conor Wynne wrote:
>> >> Ah Niall, you have one of those fancy OSS supported chips. Can you
>> >> "glxgears" and tell me what frame rate you get.
>> >> Its not super acurate but it will give me an idea is its worth
>> > 230/240 fps. I bet that isn't very good but I could care less - I just
>> > want to get it working dual head. I certainly have done nothing to
>> > 3D work nicely.
>> So buying that card would make the performance _worse_ than the G200.
>> You should be getting approx 5000 FPS to play any sort of modern game.
>> Sure 230/240 FPS is good enough for tuxracer, forget about anything
> which is a complete load of codswallop. The 9200 is perfectly capable of
> running stuff the G200 could only dream of.
> glxgears is a useless comparitive benchmark. It relies on the resolution
> the screen is being run at and various other differences.
Agreed, I did say its only give an idea of what perf you will get.
The machine in question is an "athlonXP 1700+" and had a gforce3 ti500.
In 1280*1024*32bit desktop, I got 3600 odd fps (memory is fading but that
This works out as approx 60FPS running enemy territory @ 1280*32bit. Good
When it died (oh how I cried) I replaced it with the G200 I found in the
attic & this gives me a "worse than useless" 500 odd fps.
(enemy territory is unplayable at the lowest detail and lowest res)
I have found that glxgears is a good indication of whether your graphics
card is pants or not.
e.g.: a mate has one of the new fancy ones in a Xeon 3Ghz box, and he gets
9000 odd fps!
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