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Re: fglrx question



On 2/24/07, Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net> wrote:
On Saturday 24 February 2007, Claude Jones wrote:
>On Sat February 24 2007, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> I might have to start from scratch again just to change the video
>> card. And I'll be damned if I'm going to spend 4x the price of the
>> mobo on a video card just so the gl screenblankers run smoothly.
>
>http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=4128229
>
>Just put one of these in an AGP slot in my ASUS - it scats! With 256 mb
> ram it's got plenty of ooomffff - certified to run Cinelerra according
> to several folks on that list, and look at that price

Not bad at all, but who is Jaton?  Does it look like an nvidia card to the
nvidia driver?

All nVidia cards use the same chipset and the same driver.  It does
not matter who puts together the card itself.  If it uses an nVidia
GPU, it is an nVidia graphics card.  Now, the quality of the card
itself may vary slightly based upon the manufacturer.  And the
features will (such as ports, amount of RAM, etc).  Oh, you can
probably find a better price than that.  I like Newegg.com personally:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048+106790703&Subcategory=48&description=&Ntk=&srchInDesc=

Avoid the "Turbo Caching" stuff.  That uses system RAM to augment the
video RAM actually on the card.  Get dedicated Video RAM.

[snip]
>So far as the NVidia cards, I also bought a bunch of PCIx versions of
> the one above, and they are real fast:
>glxgears
>2330 frames in 5.0 seconds = 465.975 FPS
>2304 frames in 5.0 seconds = 460.695 FPS
>2275 frames in 5.0 seconds = 454.949 FPS
>
I'll look when I'm awake agan, but this ati (and I think glxgears is
lieing to me) says it doing 770 or so.

That seems rather low.  But glxgears is a poor benchmark as it is also
closely tied to your CPU and other factors.  I have a (PNY) 6600 GT
with 128 MB Video RAM and I get:
(with AIGLX enabled)
$ glxgears
19516 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3903.179 FPS
28603 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5720.504 FPS
27597 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5519.237 FPS
28336 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5661.658 FPS
(without AIGLX)
$ glxgears
37436 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7487.071 FPS
36616 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7322.496 FPS
37653 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7530.581 FPS
36758 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7351.457 FPS

Jonathan


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