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