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Old 04-09-03, 08:52 AM   #29
Ralph Scharpf
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Default Further details on my Laptop

jongew is right. The 2 systems may should be compared. But I think glxgears is basically influenced in its performance by GPU. So this could give at least an estimation where framerate should be!

I also forgot to post information about the laptop I mentoined. It is an Intel PIII, 1 GHz. The GPU says it can do FW bit they are actually unused:

cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status
...
Fast Writes: Disabled
SBA: Disabled

I am watching performance values from this group since some days and see that Athlon based systems (especially those with nforce2 chipsets) have a performace that is about 80% less (I mean factor 1.8 more FPS) than expected. Since I have no experience with Geforce4 GPUs I took as reference

http://sdb.suse.de/en/sdb/html/wessels_3d_results.html

Here you can see that a GeForce4 should run at up to 7000 FPS. For a GeForce2 I would expect about 1500FPS.

The GeForce2 values I compared came from different sources, most friends of mine.

All in all there seem to be less performance problems with intel based systems.

I can try to enable FW and / or SBA tonight when I am at home again. Perhaps it is a solution for me.

Ralph
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