Краткое содержание статьи: It finally has become reality. With NVIDIA's latest Linux drivers for XFree86 4 you'll get powerful 3D for this free open source operating system as well. Over are the times when only geeks were using Linux. Today even serious 3D-gamers should be pleased with the 3D-performance offered by NVIDIA. We tested 5 different NVIDIA 3D cards on 6 different platforms and compared the scores with the 3D-performance under Windows98.
I don't know if I should admit it. This review could more or less be called an accident. I have most certainly wanted to do hardware reviews under Linux for a long time, but I never really got around to dedicating enough time to it so far. However, the recent inclusion of Linux kernel compilation in our CPU benchmarking portfolio was the first step into the right direction and it's pretty much the reason for this review.
You might remember the two articles about Intel's latest processor, the Pentium III at 1.13 GHz. My test sample is an actual faulty part, which I pointed out in the second article about this new processor. Late last week I had finally received Intel's VC820 motherboard, which happens to be a specially modified platform for the P3 1.13 GHz. I considered it reasonable to give my uncooperative 1.13 GHz sample one last chance and so I tested it on this motherboard as well. It turned out that I ran in less trouble than with my other test platforms, but the system was still far from stable. One of the tests that my 1.13 GHz Uber-Processor could never finish was the Linux Kernel Compilation. To make sure that my configuration was correct I decided to make a new installation of Linux on a new hard drive. While I was at it, I thought I could also install the latest Linux 3D drivers for the GeForce2 GTS card that I am using in the test system. This might give me the chance to run my Linux Quake 3 version as an additional benchmark as well. That's how the whole thing started. As you can see, I finally decided against writing another negative article about my buggy Pentium III 1.13 GHz processor. Instead, here I am with a positive article about 3D graphics under Linux with NVIDIA graphics cards.
История мейнфреймов: от Harvard Mark I до System z10 EC Верите вы или нет, но были времена, когда компьютеры занимали целые комнаты. Сегодня вы работаете за небольшим персональным компьютером, но когда-то о таком можно было только мечтать. Предлагаем окунуться в историю и познакомиться с самыми знаковыми мейнфреймами за последние десятилетия.
Пятнадцать процессоров Intel x86, вошедших в историю Компания Intel выпустила за годы существования немало процессоров x86, начиная с эпохи расцвета ПК, но не все из них оставили незабываемый след в истории. В нашей первой статье цикла мы рассмотрим пятнадцать наиболее любопытных и памятных процессоров Intel, от 8086 до Core 2 Duo.