24 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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NVIDIA

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On Coding Horror over 2 years ago.
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…Coverage Sample Anti-Aliasing ( CSAA). A further optimization on MSAA from NVidia [ed: ATI has an equivalent]. Besides running the shader at 1x and the framebuffer at 4x, the GPU's rasterizer is run at 16x. So while the depth buffer produces better anti-aliasing, the intermediate shades of blending produced are even better.

Pretty much all "modern" anti-aliasing is some variant of the MSAA hack, and even that costs a quarter of your framerate. That's prohibitively …

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On Coding Horror over 2 years ago.
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…unfortunately due to the teething pains around the 40nm to 28nm process transition for ATI and NVIDIA, there aren't any new hotness video cards this year.

So what's a poor performance addicted Battlefield superfan to do? Double down and add another video card for more performance, that's what. Both ATI and NVIDIA have offered mature multi-GPU support for a few years now, and they've mostly settled on a simple Alternate Frame Rendering ( AFR) strategy where …

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By Shannon -jj Behrens of JJinuxLand 3 years ago.
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Plugging in or unplugging my monitor is a pain, especially since I have to tweak the Nvidia settings every time. I know it's a bit "ghetto", but my solution was to restart X every time I want to plug in or unplug my monitor. I think this actually takes less time than shuffling my windows around and futzing with my Nvidia settings.

I have found one Awesome bug. When I first login, my cursor is a clock, and it doesn't go away. If I play with the menus, it does. It's …

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On Testing 1,2,3... over 3 years ago.
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So, after Ubuntu 10 collapsed, I decided to give OpenSuse a chance. Installation was mostly painless, though I did have to update my Nvidia drivers immediately because of a weird tiling effect. That also happened with Ubuntu, so not a huge surprise.

So far, mostly good. The wireless seems more stable, and the power management works better. It's not perfect - the cpu seems to stay spun up even while sleeping - but at least the dang thing wakes up from sleep without causing a kernel panic.

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On Jonathan Conway over 3 years ago.
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…Upgrade Alsa'. Xbmc freaks llivecd already has the new ALSA updates and Nvidia drivers so all that's left to do is run through the configuration instructions.

So, 1080p was fully accelerated. Playing Star Trek at 1080p showed no slow down even during the fast battle scenes. I'm quite impressed as even on a Acer Revo 3610 there were times when fast paced action scenes did slow down for 1080p content.

Another thing which I haven't tried but will do is that upscaling …

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By scottswigart of How Software is Built almost 4 years ago.
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We built up a small stable of pretty notable customers, including Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Electronic Arts. We were able to use those relationships to bootstrap the company and continue our research and development.

A lot of man years of research and development have gone into this technology, including about a dozen patents, two of which have now been issued. We're very excited to have reached this point, but it certainly was a bit of a road.

In 2006, we had built the company up to …

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By campsean of How Software is Built over 4 years ago.
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…works wonderfully now on Linux. Their developers are very good. ATI and NVIDIA both ship closed source drivers that work on all their devices. Those all work and have very good support systems. The drivers aren't in the kernel, but they're out there.

Anything storage related or networking related has been working with Linux forever, and all new devices support Linux too. They have to, because that's what those markets are going for.

Then you get to the tiny consumer …

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By Tom Fakes of CRAZ8 over 5 years ago.
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I recently bought a new Nvidia GTX 280 video card. This will transfer over easily. The ASUS motherboard supports running 3 of these in SLI mode. I'll stick with a single card for now.

Operating System

Vista Ultimate Edition - The Microsoft Company Store will help me out with this for a good price. We need to be able to run all sorts of PC games on this machine, so Windows is the only way for our desktops.

Optical Drives

I'll just transfer these from …

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On Lindsay Holmwood - auxesis' musings almost 8 years ago.
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run in with a Unichrome driver developer, I ended up buying an NVIDIA graphic card and leaving it at that.

I lived in hope that Breezy would fix my woes on both fronts, but it was not to be.

Dapper, however, fixed all.

After a relatively painless dist-upgrade, a re-adding of the printer (the printer is supported under the Gutenprint drivers now), and a dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg , everything is good to go. DVD playback seems to be much smoother too, which my dad is very …

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On Coding Horror 4 years ago.
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I was also hoping that Nvidia would follow ATI's lead here and make three display outputs the standard for all their new video cards , too, but sadly that's not the case. It turns out their new GTX 480 fails in other ways, in that it's basically the Pentium 4 of video cards -- generating ridiculous amounts of heat for very little performance gain. Based on those two facts, I am comfortable endorsing ATI wholeheartedly at this point. But, do be careful, because …

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