New NVIDIA Detonator 3 Drivers For Linux

Detonator 3 Vs. Detonator 2 - Quake 3 Arena, Continued

High Resolution, True Color

Here you can see that Detonator 3 is certainly an improvement for Linux gaming, but only as long as you own a GeForce 2 (MX, GTS, Ultra) card. The rest shows very marginal differences and with TNT2 Ultra the frame rate in Q3A @ 1600x1200x32-bit color is even slightly reduced by Detonator 3.

Detonator 3 gives a better impression with Q3A @ 1600x1200x32-bit color under Windows 2000. Only the two Quadro chips don't care much for the new driver. The other cards show up to 25% higher frame rates at this high resolution with Detonator 3.