Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Dec 2005 13:23 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
Graphics, User Interfaces Here is a test concerning NVIDIA SLI on Linux (in this case, OpenSUSE 10.0 OSS). "With our previous article that we published moments ago, demonstrating the performance of the GeForce 7800GTX 256MB under Linux with the 1.0-8174 Rel80 drivers that were finally released today, there's no disputing that the Windows XP NVIDIA ForceWare users can generally see a significantly higher frame-rate with the same hardware components, in addition to other features that aren't yet supported by the proprietary NVIDIA Linux drivers. However, how do NVIDIA's initial Rel80 Linux drivers (1.0-8174) fair in the world of Scalable Link Interface?"
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edwdig
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2005-08-22

nVidia will never release driver code, as all cards share the same unified driver source.

As to documentation, that's only going to create more hassles than it's worth for them. Very few people would go out and buy a GeForce 1 if nVidia released documentation for it today. nVidia stopped making them long ago, and they aren't going to start producing more now for the couple people that might want one. They probably don't even have documentation in a suitable form to give to people trying to write a driver from scratch. To make the docs useful to people, they would have to assign engineers to the task of providing support, which isn't very likely to happen considering it won't bring in more money than it would cost.

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