New NVIDIA Detonator 3 Drivers For Linux

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

Medium Resolution, High Color

Detonator 3 can show a larger improvement at this higher resolution in the Linux version of Quake 3 Arena. It's worth to have a look at the particular cards though. Obviously there was a serious problem of the GeForce 2 GTS support in Detonator 2. The frame rate improvement to Detonator 3 is more than 20%! You can also see that cards that don't suffer as much from memory bandwidth restriction don't benefit much from Detonator 3 at all. TNT2 Ultra, GeForce256 and the two Quadros have a decent memory bandwidth in comparison to their fill rate abilities. Those four cards score close to identical under Det2 as well as Det3.

The above said is even more valid for Windows 2000. GeForce 2 MX, Geforce 2 GTS and GeForce 2 Ultra can show a noticeable difference between Det2 and Det3. The other cards hardly care.