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Old 08-29-07, 06:39 AM   #1
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Default Series 8 driver issues

I heard about performance issues under Linux with Series 8 cards. Is it better to stay away from a Geforce 8x00 card at this point?
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Old 08-29-07, 07:18 AM   #2
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Default Re: Series 8 driver issues

Yes Geforce8 cards don't perform optimal yet but the same problem existed on Windows. In case of Windows the latest 160.x driver fixed the problems but the Linux drivers are a bit older. Most likely new drivers will fix the problem and I guess they will come out soon (Xorg 7.3 at least requires new drivers).

I wouldn't stay away from Geforce8 cards the performance isn't optimal but they are usable though.
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Old 08-29-07, 07:45 AM   #3
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Yes Geforce8 cards don't perform optimal yet but the same problem existed on Windows. In case of Windows the latest 160.x driver fixed the problems but the Linux drivers are a bit older. Most likely new drivers will fix the problem and I guess they will come out soon (Xorg 7.3 at least requires new drivers).

I wouldn't stay away from Geforce8 cards the performance isn't optimal but they are usable though.
I hope they will fix it and it's not related to a hardware design bug. I wonder how important that issue will be for nVidia after they released the G92 in a couple of months.
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Old 08-29-07, 08:58 AM   #4
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Default Re: Series 8 driver issues

huhu

well... the the driver might not be perfect for GeForce8 yet... but for me it outperforms everything I have tried... (including 7950).

No show stoppers for me but then I dont use berryl/compiz... never understood why to use it

The only thing crashing for me is TC:Elite with signal 11, but thats a bug in the et-2.60b patch I think, not using that everything is just peachy

btw... I have a 8800GTX
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Old 08-29-07, 09:29 AM   #5
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i have a geforce 8600 GTS and it actually performs better overall than my old geforce 7600, however while playing world of warcraft in cedega for example, i cant use vertex shaders or the game crashes and i have lots of random lagging that occurs for about 1-3s then everything speeds back up. I have 0 of these issues though with the same drivers on my laptops geforce 6150 so i really hope that this is fixed soon.
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Old 08-29-07, 09:34 AM   #6
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I hope the drivers are at least better than ATI's offer.
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