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I own a fx5200, it is working well with nvidia's drivers. They have very frequent diver released too. Seems to me that ATI card owners need to do a little more work to get their 3d working, not sure why, just an observation. But from what i read, ATI make better 3d cards. Gamers prefer ATI.
haha, sorry, i don't think i have answered you, have I?
without a doubt Nvidia. ATI makes drivers, they are all rpm's, they can be converted to work for non rpm systems, but they are still a massive pain in the ass to work with. I have gotten Nvidia to work on many different distros. I recently got a laptop using an ATI card, I was unable to get the card working, but i have taken a break from installing that card while i wait for suse 9.1 to come from amazaon (just 15 bucks ).
Don't get me wrong, there are some great tutorials out there for the ATI drivers, but I would recomend Nvidia any day of the week, its fast, easy and they support the Linux community.
Nvidia cards does, has better drivers for Linux, even TV-out is officially supported by Nvidia, unlike ATI's(there are a few non-official ati-tvout projects out there, many no longer supported either). ATI are better cards for gaming in Windows, that is. That's not big of trouble, since if you are a serious PC-gamer, most likely you will use Windows anyway .
However, Nvidia cards are getting power hungry. That's why I'm moving back to console gaming again: More choices of genres, cheaper, etc. I'm tired of upgrading everytime to play a new shooter (Doom 3 might be my last upgrade though). Since my P4 uses a frickin expensive RAM memory (Rambus 184 Pin 800 MHZ) a simple 256MB worthy of RAM give me almost two new consoles or some good multiplayer games for console...
Last edited by Mega Man X; 07-06-2004 at 02:16 PM.
shane25119: actually you can convert rmp's, its done with portage, and the drivers work pretty much fine (I'm not sure, but vegastrike is slow at response time, i set all the settings to low/medium to as high was almost so slow you couldn't even move the mouse
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I would go with nvidia. I don't like the drivers from ati. For some reason, I don't get as high fps as I do with the same hardware under windows. While with the nvidia drivers, I would atleast get the same performence under windows as under linux.
Originally posted by schatoor I would go with nvidia. I don't like the drivers from ati. For some reason, I don't get as high fps as I do with the same hardware under windows. While with the nvidia drivers, I would atleast get the same performence under windows as under linux.
I second that, ATI's drivers are not half as good as nVidia's are. Although I would prefer open source drivers, this works perfectly fine.