[Bf-committers] Re: Linux + Blender faq

Ton Roosendaal bf-committers@blender.org
Sun, 1 Aug 2004 20:11:22 +0200


Performance benefit of proprietary drivers is just a generalization. It =20=

is not always the fps that counts, but also other quality issues can be =20=

there. In the past we did have *loads* of troubles with proprietary =20
drivers, don't forget that.

It would be sufficient to inform users that we support for Blender both =20=

drivers, and that proprietary drivers might give a speed benefit. You =20=

can also forward them to the opengl database we have on our site, there =20=

they can read field reports on performance of Blender with the various =20=



> I felt like it should be mentioned:=A0 With the Mesa drivers that came =
> on RH9, I got a steady 2.1 fps on the game engine, after installing =20=

> the official Nvidia drivers I get a steady 65 fps on the blender game =20=

> engine=A0 (tested on the e-cop game demo with a Gforce4 Ti 4200).
> Maybe the paragraph could be re-written so that I sounds less biased, =20=

> but the fact that (on some times) you could get much better =20
> performance by substituting the Mesa drivers remain true and it would =20=

> be negligence not letting the user to know it.
> Apollux.

Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation ton@blender.org =20