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Old 09-03-05, 11:28 AM   #28
Thunderbird
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Netherlands, Europe
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Default Re: We want nvidia linux powerpc drivers !!

For years it has been possible to produce opensource nvidia drivers but nobody has taken the time and courage to write them. For Haiku (opensource beos clone) Rudolf Cornelissen ported the old opensource nvidia drivers (utah-glx) to it, fixed bugs and added DMA support to it which at the time made utah-glx so slow. Performance isn't optimal yet as multitexturing for instance is missing but it could surely be ported back to linux and dri.

For instance this page contains benchmark results of rudolf's driver it is not optimal in terms of performance but it is a lot faster than software rendering http://web.inter.nl.net/users/be-hol...er/3dnews.html
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