Kernel 2.4.16, XF 4.1, Voodoo 5 5500 AGP, Asus A7M266, Athlon TB
When I switched to Linux I noticed a significant performance drop with
my Voodoo 5 in Quake III. To get rid of the jumpiness I have to set all
of the options to the fastest: 1024x768, 16-bit lowest quality textures
with compression, 16-bit color, vertex lighting (rather than lightmap),
lowest geometric accuracy. The quality must be worse than a Voodoo 3
2000 (I can say this from experience). Another thing I noticed recently
is that full-screen anti-aliasing isn't working at all.
Is there something wrong with my card, or am I just doing something
wrong? The slowness almost makes me think it's somehow doing software
rendering, which is amazing since Q3 doesn't support that.
Any ideas? Thanks ahead of time.
From: Daniel Kulesz <mailinglist@th...> - 2002-02-20 22:16:08
> When I switched to Linux I noticed a significant performance drop with
> my Voodoo 5 in Quake III.
Well as you may have read DRI currently supports only one of the VSA-100 Chips on your Voodoo 5500. This means your Voodoo5 is performing at just half the speed it does under windows. I think some people are working on fixing this, but don't expect it to be available in the near future.
That's why I want to buy a Voodoo4 instead of a Voodoo5 ;-)