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Old 04-08-06, 09:29 AM   #1
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Default Do the drivers support 7800GS cards?

I want a fast card and don't fancy swapping out my still quite nice AGP motherboard, so the 7800GS seems perfect.

I've just seen the new (8756) drivers and listed in the highlights is "Adds support for GeForce 7300, GeForce 7400 Go, GeForce 7600 and GeForce 7900 GPUs"

Does this mean 7th generation GeForce cards other than the ones listed aren't supported?
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Old 04-08-06, 09:33 AM   #2
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The GeForce 7800 GS is supported, please see http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L...ppendix-a.html for a list of supported GPUs.
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Great news! Thanks for the prompt and helpful reply!
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Old 04-08-06, 02:18 PM   #4
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Running great with 7800 GS AGP

Run All Summary
3dsmax-03 Weighted Geometric Mean = 8.354
catia-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 5.721
ensight-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 8.934
light-07 Weighted Geometric Mean = 5.993
maya-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 6.447
proe-03 Weighted Geometric Mean = 7.258
sw-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 6.317
ugs-04 Weighted Geometric Mean = 7.320

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Running great with 7800 GS AGP

Run All Summary
3dsmax-03 Weighted Geometric Mean = 8.354
catia-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 5.721
ensight-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 8.934
light-07 Weighted Geometric Mean = 5.993
maya-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 6.447
proe-03 Weighted Geometric Mean = 7.258
sw-01 Weighted Geometric Mean = 6.317
ugs-04 Weighted Geometric Mean = 7.320
I didn't know you could run all that stuff under Linux!

Let's see... IIRC from high school, the geometric mean is the product of terms to the power of the inverse of the number of terms...?

Anyway, thanks for the note. There's no way I'm replacing my motherboard for PCI-E for at least a few years so a 7800GS cards should see me though with AGP for a good while yet.
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Old 04-09-06, 12:58 PM   #6
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Actually im not running all that on Linux... that the summary of a 3d Benchmaeker program called SPECviewperf
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I just ordered a the Gainward "bliss" 7800GS. I notice my distro (Ubuntu) has the 8756 drivers packaged already in Dapper (see http://packages.ubuntu.com/dapper/x11/) so should be a sinch to install.
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