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Old 01-13-04, 05:42 AM   #5
SnapIT
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Default Re: Re: Wild Cats run faster

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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.
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// This is UNPUBLISHED PROPRIETARY SOURCE CODE of 3Dlabs Ltd.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,
//
// and
//
// 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
// documentation.
//
// 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,
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// Supplement. Unpublished rights reserved under the Copyright Laws of
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//


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...
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