[MPlayer-users] NVidia will be bannished

Jan Sacharuk jan at chloris.ca
Tue Jan 29 21:54:01 CET 2002

On Tue, Jan 29, 2002 at 09:38:22PM +0100, gabor farkas wrote:
@>[Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
@>On Tuesday 29 January 2002 07:55 pm, you wrote:
@>> Actually, that's not true. The Radeon 8500 is a far superior 3d card,
@>> even with vastly inferior drivers. Most benchmarks tend to bear that
@>> out. However, the speed of the card means nothing if it isn't
@>> stable. My 8500 is much faster than my friend's GeForce 3, but I
@>> experience crashes in the middle of things like 3dMark2001. So who has
@>> the better card?
@>ok. i apologize :-)

No apology needed. I'm sorry if I came across as abrupt. I was just
trying to fill you in. :)

@>i've checked www.ati.com when they released the 8500, and i haven't found
@>any information regarding the vertex/pixel shaders. of course just AFTER 
@>posting this message i went to ati.com and of course inmediately found out
@>that the 8500 supports them.
@>i knew that it's faster in raw speed....
@>i really don't want to blame ati.. the 8500 is a fast card, i don't know if 
@>the drivers became stable enough....
@>btw. i hope you didn't test the rad8500 in quake3 :-)

No, I don't play  Q3. Lousy game. :)
The 8500 is a fill-rate monster, and it really pushes a lot of
polygons. If you go to madonion.com (the guys that make 3dmark2001),
the 8500 is the current champion of scores. Like I said, though, the
drivers are pretty crummy.

@>but if we are here... i'm planning on buying a new 3d card...
@>what about ati drivers for linux? are they stable enough? 

They work well enough. You can drive both monitors pretty well, though
I've had some problems with mplayer now that I've switched. I finally
got it to display something other than a black image, but now I can't
resize it at all.

They don't provide any sort of impressive 3d acceleration, though. But
they're functional, which is good enough for me right now.


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