[PC-BSD Testing] NVidia Driver 185.18.14 Release June 5th

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Jun 9 10:40:36 PDT 2009



I don't see a huge speed increase in 64bit vs 32bit. The big draw of it right now is the ability to use
4GB+ of RAM :) Depends on what your doing though, running Firefox may not show a huge speedup, but some 
data intensive application will for sure.

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Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

On Tue, 9 Jun 2009, Jeff wrote:

> That's a good idea - dual booting like that.  I have nothing to lose as I can always put any OS I want on there myself.  I'll repost
> your comments in the forum (link below).  Better to move the topic there I think (would like to have a rough idea of how much faster
> typical apps are in 64 bit).
> 
> Tnx, Jeff
> 
> --- On Tue, 6/9/09, A.Yerenkow <yerenkow at uct.ua> wrote:
>
>       From: A.Yerenkow <yerenkow at uct.ua>
>       Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] NVidia Driver 185.18.14 Release June 5th
>       To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
>       Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 12:11 PM
>
>       On 09.06.2009 18:46, Jeff wrote:
>             Still nothing on AMD64 support however.
>
>             I posted yesterday on the NVidia news forum looking for some time frame, but still waiting for a response.  At
>             least there's some activity on FreeBSD towards fixing the technical issues that are holding this up.
> 
>
>             Bad timing for me as I want to buy a new laptop (portable desktop really) with a lot of power, hence this
>             beast, by far the fastest laptop ever built, is at the top of my list in spite of the $3K price tag.
>
>       Very impressive laptop ;)
>             Not sure if PCBSD-64 is worth the grief though, unless it and its 64 bit apps are faster than their 32 bit
>             counterparts.  Perhaps someone here could weigh in on that issue on the PCBSD forum, here.
>
>       64 bit generic driver (btw, not only VESA, but also nv) give to you average speed 2d desktop; which will be enough for
>       web-development, assuming you have good processor and a lot of ram;
>       I think you should get option "No OS at all", save a little bit money, and try 64bit PC-BSD, if somehow it'll fail, you
>       always can use 32bit; btw, you even can set up dual boot, 32bit for games with nvidia drivers, and 64 bit for working.
>
>       That's what I'd did :)
>
>             ...Jeff
> 
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>             -
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