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Old 10-15-2009, 07:59 PM   #1
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Graphics Card Comparison for Linux/OpenGL


Trying to figure out which of these is the better card (and why) for Linux/OpenGL.


Asus GeForce 9500

EVGA GeForce GT220

Thanks for the help (in advance)!
 
Old 10-15-2009, 09:07 PM   #2
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The EVGA card appears to be a later generation chipset than the ASUS card. Performance is also apparently higher.

I note that the EVGA card is not listed as supporting OpenGL. I'm not sure what the implications of this are.
 
Old 10-16-2009, 04:33 AM   #3
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Indeed it seems that the EVGA card does NOT support opengl ... thus you should not buy it if you want a good card. I'm also pretty sure that you can't even use the EVGA card on Linux.

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Thanks guys! I had wondered about the OpenGL thing as well. Right now I'm playing a game and get around 40fps with my integrated 8200. I'm hoping I get a much higher frame rate with a card like this

Anyone have ideas on tweaking (slackware) to perform better in this area? Or do I just get low framerate because it's integrated?
 
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Usually if it is an integrated intel card it will do badly. Any pcie card will do great (as long as good drivers are available), I have an GeForce 8000 series and it works great, you can max out all settings and you still get plenty of FPS, and it's a lot cheaper than a 9000 series. But, I guess for future compatibility you can get a 9000 if you want.
 
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Nvidia and EVGA websites both list OpenGL 3.1 support as a feature on the 220 card.
Why do you believe it's not supported?
 
Old 10-17-2009, 10:25 AM   #7
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Because it wasn't listed on that site.
 
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Best to go straight to the horses mouth. e-Retailers almost always get some of the facts wrong.
 
Old 10-17-2009, 10:57 PM   #9
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For the best performance with OpenGL, buy the latest model that provides at the least two times faster or can handle at the least 60 PFS at a desire resolution. OpenGL is independent from the processor, so the video card have to do more work. I suggest a GeForce GTX 285 or 280 if you are going to play games.

The cards you pick will have about equal performance. If you do not think I am right, look at the following page.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/P...GT_220/18.html

All video cards by now support OpenGL. It depends on the software that is controlling the card.
 
Old 10-17-2009, 11:04 PM   #10
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Anyone have ideas on tweaking (slackware) to perform better in this area? Or do I just get low framerate because it's integrated?
What game are you trying to play? Also upgrading to newer nVidia drivers almost always gives at least a small performance increase - how ever the new card is the best option

~Jeff
 
Old 10-19-2009, 02:29 PM   #11
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What game are you trying to play? Also upgrading to newer nVidia drivers almost always gives at least a small performance increase - how ever the new card is the best option

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Its called Regnum Online, a free native-to-Linux mmorpg. Even with 40fps gameplay isnt bad but I know a lot of people that average around 100. My computer has awesome stats all except for the integrated graphics...
 
Old 10-20-2009, 02:46 AM   #12
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Looks like the GT 220 will work for sure, there's even a benchmark here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...gt-220-763064/

Either way for Regnum you don't need the best video card. I would get at least an 8000 series to make sure you can run games for a while, but if you have the money you can get better ones.
 
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If you are looking for an alright card (more than capable of running regnum...) at a decently cheap price I'd recommend an nVidia 9600

~Jeff
 
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Looks like the GT 220 will work for sure, there's even a benchmark here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...gt-220-763064/

Either way for Regnum you don't need the best video card. I would get at least an 8000 series to make sure you can run games for a while, but if you have the money you can get better ones.
You do not know anything about benchmarks. Both the GeForce9 9500 GT and GeForce GT220 performs the same. This means both are within a few points or FPS with each other, so it is waste to do a comparison between two cards because both have equal performance. Since they are the same on terms of performance, a GeForce9 9500 GT is a better buy. A better video card while being on a tight budget is a GeForce GTS250.
 
  


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