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Graphics driver updates *UPDATED* 04/25

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Posted by:Cougar on Sunday, 23 Apr, 2006 @ 10:34 AM

Rudolf posted some new benchmark results on his nVidia 3d driver page. The benchmarks show the speeds of the current 3D driver Alpha 4.1 and the 2D driver 0.80. The benchmark table compares the framerates achieved in Quake 2 timedemo 1 under BeOS and Windows98 second edition. A number of cards that are supported by the 3D driver were tested and he also added another table displaying benchmark results with slower machines to show how well older systems perform with the current driver. If you haven’t checked it out, go here and have a look. Also, be sure to check out Rudolf’s blog as well.

Now an update on Euan’s work on the Radeon driver. Over at the Bebits talkback section and the Bedrivers forum, a new version was posted, download here. This version has fixes for the drawing problems, some changes to the DPMS code and he changed a line in the code for flat panels which he says seemed to be forcing the flatpanel to use the 2nd CRT output. This version runs exclusively in PIO mode for the X series chips in laptops that don’t work very well. It is recommended that 7000, 8000 and 9000 series Radeon users continue using older versions of the Radeon driver for better performance (anything upto v5.1.3).

He plans for the next version to enable full performance for cards that did work fine with full acceleration. Be sure to post your results and e-mail him syslogs and any feedback regarding the new versions of the driver. For those interested in following his progress, you can find his updates over at the Bedrivers forums.

*UPDATE (Radeon driver):

As noted in Euan’s comment, laptop users should avoid using this release since a change he made to the driver turns off LCDs completely.

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