Legion Hardware has an article on DDR2
memory capacity and its affects on performance. Xtreme Computing takes a
set of Crucial
Ballistix Tracer PC2-8500 memory out for a spin. Overclockers Club has the
IP35 Pro socket 775 motherboard for us to read about. InsideHW talks about
D2 Blue-Ray drive recorder. Phoronix wraps things up with an interesting
article, it looks at how the GeForce 8 series performs in Linux
When it comes to binary display drivers under Linux, NVIDIA is generally
known as the company that's able to offer drivers that are on par with their
Windows driver. Unlike the known performance issues with the ATI/AMD fglrx driver
where it's not uncommon for the driver to be 50% slower than the Windows Catalyst
equivalent, the NVIDIA Linux driver has performed roughly the same if not faster
in some cases. This has also been true for the NVIDIA Solaris driver as the
performance bastion can largely be attributed to the shared driver code-base
between all NVIDIA-supported platforms (Windows, Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD).
However, with the GeForce 8 series we have come across some unusual issues that
are limiting the performance of the GeForce 8 series under Linux and Solaris.
In this article, we have additional information on these austere performance
problems along with benchmarks showing the frame-rate differences between Windows
XP and Linux.