I just switched from a radeon 8500 to this new 5900XT and ...well ...
, the HW is great and the drivers are much better than what ATI offers Linux users ...by far, ...again
I've experienced a major boost in most games I have installed but the results in ut2003/4 are puzzling.
While the low framerate don't appear to drop as low [...and the fact that there's no more glitches compared to ATI] making the actual gameplay smoother,
benchmarking results have dropped a liitle compared with the old 8500 ...???
I know these UT engines have always been knowned to be very CPU dependant but I thought with a P4 @ 2.7, I should benefit a noticeable perf boost here too.
I'm quite a rookie with nV cards but I RTFM and think I got everything pretty much covered, considering the performance I get in other games.
I'm definitely using the correct libGL and:
AGP Rate: 4x <-- i845GE agp v2 only
Fast Writes: Enabled
So it got me wondering if I overlooked something, am CPU limited or is it a limitation of the driver?
I got the card the day the new drivers were released so 61.11 is the only revision I tried so far.
Anyway, cheers to this new community and thanks Andy for the great driver,