XFree 4.0 vs. 3.3.x
Posted on: 06/02/2000 03:00 PM

The duke of URL has an interesting article posted taking a close look at how XFree 4.0 has the potential to push Linux gaming performance to that of Windows, and beyond. The big advantage of XFree 4.0 is that it implements direct hardware access (DRI).
If nVidia gets on the ball and optimizes the drivers, they're looking to destroy Windows performance. I've never seen performance quite this fast on the first release candidate. Now only if nVidia would get off their lazy asses and release something new, maybe from the Detonator 500 series of drivers. We can all wish, right?
In his testing, with a Geforce 2 GTS, Linux was only a mere 2.8 fps behind Windows at 16 bit color at 1024x768. This from as he said, a first release candidate... He also pointed out that if you own a 3dfx based video card, you'd better stick with 3.3.x because the performance is terrible on 4.0. Take a peak at his article.

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