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GeForce FX 5900 256MB

 

15811 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3162.200 FPS

15796 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3159.200 FPS

15811 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3162.200 FPS

 

Something odd, though...when I run glxinfo it says that direct rendering is off...but isn't the kind of performance I'm getting inconsistent with lacking hardware acceleration? I have the drivers for my video card installed. Is glxinfo returning wrong information or is there something else I have to do to get hardware acceleration?

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Geforce MX440 64MB ... finally works without crashing with the latest nvidia drivers ( AGpart problem solved). Pretty good performance too, for its price (of course, it's a very old model and POP won't work [on windows] although it has sufficient RAM... :( ).

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Radeon 9700Pro Mobility 128M

 

24753 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4950.600 FPS

24785 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4957.000 FPS

25035 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5007.000 FPS

25021 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5004.200 FPS

24581 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4916.200 FPS

 

glxgears in 1400x1050 :P

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Now that I've gotten direct rendering working, I'm getting about 8700 FPS at 1280x1024 and at the size that the window pops up, which is almost a 3x gain over my previous values. :o Am I going to see that kind of performance gain throughout, like in Neverwinter Nights or Vegastrike? B)

 

Edit: Added resolutions

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ATI Radeon Mobility 9600Pro 128MB AGP:

 

[root@Mondo daniel]# fgl_glxgears

Loading required GL library /usr/lib/libGL.so.1

2062 frames in 5.0 seconds = 412.400 FPS

3213 frames in 5.0 seconds = 642.600 FPS

3218 frames in 5.0 seconds = 643.600 FPS

3222 frames in 5.0 seconds = 644.400 FPS

[root@Mondo daniel]# glxgears

Loading required GL library /usr/lib/libGL.so.1

13062 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2612.400 FPS

20874 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4174.800 FPS

20877 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4175.400 FPS

20833 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4166.600 FPS

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It's really cool so many people are posting their FPS... because it means their cards are actually working! I'd have to commend nVidia, every new driver they put out seems to improve things for both newer AND older cards.

 

Also, it's nice to see some people got their ATI cards running.

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It's really cool so many people are posting their FPS... because it means their cards are actually working! I'd have to commend nVidia, every new driver they put out seems to improve things for both newer AND older cards.

 

Also, it's nice to see some people got their ATI cards running.

 

Yes it is. In a month I'm going to be getting a 6800 PCI x16. Can't wait to blow you guys away with the glxgears :P

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I'm quite happy with my FX5700 for now - I play Half Life 2 in Cedega at 1280x1024 with all the settings pretty high and it runs smooth. What game is more demanding than HL2?

 

Doom 3 also runs fine, but is a little jerky if I push the settings up too high. So I can't see any reason for upgrading. I'm sure that'll change in the next few months though.

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Sounds like a good deal. I don't know if Battlefield 2 might run on that video card. I remember someone is #musb saying that it wont run on anything lowe than a FX5900.

 

I'm getting a PCI x16 GeForce 6800. It's going to cost abotu $270.00 US dollars, but it should last me for quite a good time. Now that the 7800 came out the price on the 6800 should drop. Which I think it has i've been seeing a lot of " Mail-in-rebates" on most of those GPU cards. The only thing that worries me is that my mobo will work on Linux ... it's a nForce4 ...

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For my new PC I'm planning to build/have built, I've been asking some info on this board as well as www.suseforums.net, and the nforce4 chipset for the MOBO seems to be recommended... safest is to check it out anyway, but I suspect you'll be fine with it.

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The chipset itself is supported in linux. But some of them have different audio chips along with LAN chips that most of the time are not supported in Linux

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Sounds like a good deal.  I don't know if Battlefield 2 might run on that video card.  I remember someone is #musb saying that it wont run on anything lowe than a FX5900.

 

 

I run BF2 on my desktop in windows (yuck) with a 128MB nVidia FX5200 AGP. It runs great with medium settings. Of course that desktop has 3 Gigs of ram :D So that very well may make the difference. I'm looking to upgrade to the FX6600GT 256MB AGP. Anyone have any good experience with either Linux or Windows with that card? (Ultimately I am going to force my sons to use linux if I can sneek it into EVERY machine and not just my laptop :evilmod: )

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XFX GeForce 6600GT AGP @ 1280x1024:

 

34494 frames in 5.0 seconds = 6898.800 FPS
34396 frames in 5.0 seconds = 6879.200 FPS
34806 frames in 5.0 seconds = 6961.200 FPS
34867 frames in 5.0 seconds = 6973.400 FPS
34790 frames in 5.0 seconds = 6958.000 FPS
34802 frames in 5.0 seconds = 6960.400 FPS
34418 frames in 5.0 seconds = 6883.600 FPS

 

$250 when I got it in December, but can be found now for about $150. Not the quietest vid card, but fast enough. :P

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