Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 19th Jul 2007 06:51 UTC
Multimedia, AV Geeks.com sent us over one of the best video cards on the market today: the GeForce 86000GTS with 256 MB VRAM and a crazy fast 675 MHz engine clock. The card is on the high side of the middle-end graphics cards compared to others available and it's currently selling below $200. In this article we will test the multimedia performance of the card as used in video playback and rendering support rather than its already well-benchmarked multiple times so far and well-known gaming abilities.
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embleau
Member since:
2005-12-05

We got the card for usage with Windows. OSNews is not an "alternative OS site". It is a tech site with a given "alt OS" side.


This is not called LinuxNews or NixNews, or AntiMSNews.... I come to this site because I'm a Windows AND Alt OS Enthusiast and i come here get a collection of news articles for all OSs. If you don't like Windows, cool it's your opinion, but if the FOUNDER of the site wishes to SHARE her new findings then so be it.

So even if a few people find this article useful then awesome. If you find it useless, then DON'T READ IT and move on. No harm, no foul

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bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

Did I say not to test with windows?

Did I say I had no interest in windows?

Do you care that I posted my comments from within windows?

Do you think I'm a total idiot? Wait, please don't answer that.

It's all fine and good that you got the hardware, that you tested it under windows, and that it worked great for you. Awesome. I'm thrilled for you, really I am.

I'm just trying to point out, that I think a _great_ way to add value to your reviews would be to subject the hardware to some unorthodox testing with _OTHER_ operating systems! In fact, that would probably be the most valuable parts of the reviews!

If I read a review on a product, generally the outcomes
boil down to a nice matrix with options of:

Worked Great, Worked OK, Sucked

crossed with

Price too High, Price Just right, OMG This is a steal

I'm just saying that I think it'd be really, really nice to put more of an OS slant on it, and add a lot of value for the readership if you added into matrix another dimension describing OS compatibility.

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Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

I don't know how much more clear this can be: Only Windows can be benefited by PureVideo HD, because there are no such drivers for any other OS. And so, it would be a WASTE of my time to report on that 3% of better speed on Linux (in any).

Besides, I have no plans installing Linux or Solaris or FreeBSD on that specific PC, because this is my main workstation PC and I don't mess up with it. Proof that the first upgrade only happened 2.5 years after I bought it. I have other PCs to mess up with and do tests and reviews and install alternative OSes, but none of these other PCs have PCI-express slots.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm just saying that I think it'd be really, really nice to put more of an OS slant on it, and add a lot of value for the readership if you added into matrix another dimension describing OS compatibility.

Bryanv, enough already. You made your wish, we explained why it is impossible for us to adhere to your wish, yet you continue to wish for something we already explained to you a hundred times we cannot bring.

Like I said, I'd be more than willing to test this card using alternative operating systems. Will you provide me with the card, and will you pay for the time I would spend on doing that test? We are not a big hardware website with full-time employees, bryanv. We are a voluntary effort, we do this in our free time, without getting paid. The time we spend on OSNews, is time we cannot spend managing our real lives.

And that time ain't cheap.

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