Originally posted by Soul-Crusher
Both 3dlabs and nVIdia cover a pretty broad spectrum from cost-effective dual headed displays for workstations to high-end cards for CAD and stuff like that. Before making such a claim, it would be nice to see a benchmark showing an apples-to-apples comparison.
I'm not familiar with the KT800 (Isn't that an Athlon-64 chipset?), what is your problem, specifically?
As for the driver itself, it looks like it just uses agpgart.
Oh, and I found a funny comment in their driver:
// Copyright (C) 2000 3Dlabs Inc. Ltd
// All Rights Reserved.
// This is UNPUBLISHED PROPRIETARY SOURCE CODE of 3Dlabs Ltd.
// This software and its associated documentation contains proprietary,
// confidential and trade secret information of 3Dlabs Ltd and except
// as provided by written agreement with 3Dlabs Ltd.
// a) no part may be disclosed, distributed, reproduced, transmitted,
// transcribed, stored in a retieval system, adapted or translated
// in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, magnetic,
// optical, chemical, manual or otherwise,
// b) the recipient is not entitled to discover through reverse
// engineering or reverse compiling or other such techniques or
// processes the trade secrets contained therein or in the
// US Government Restricted Rights Legend
// Use, duplication or disclosure by the Government is subject to
// restrictions as set forth in subdivision (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in
// Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013,
// and/or in similar or successor clauses in the FAR, DOD or NASA FAR
// Supplement. Unpublished rights reserved under the Copyright Laws of
// the United States.
Oops, not anymore
I said it it not even something to discuss, there is not one benchmark out there, do a search for yourself, that has the quadro ahead of the Wildcat, nada, zilch, zero, ingen... ok, the benches prove that the wildcat is WAY ahead and a LOT cheaper... www.google.com
there is your link... I don't work for 3dlabs and right now i am no fan of them either...
Sorry, but the the open source part is still open source, and therefore you will find it bundled with the driver... the licence... well, i have to talk to them about that...
What is the problem with the kt800? do a search on any site you can find, and find out...
The agp driver part of the wildcat is actually mine and i used OSS licence to supply it thinking they would know what that means... obviously not...
I am removing my code from the wildcat driver release, i'll host the code elsewhere, and let you know...
See you around...