Originally Posted by subingeorge
Can some one please recommend an average card with 3D features working for my Intel D201GLY2A board?
It just has a PCI slot. I primarily need this card to enable running linux desktop effects like Beryl or Compiz etc.... Below are the computer configuration.
CPU:- Celeron 1.2GHz
Ram :- 1 GB
Integrated SIS662 as video engine (North bridge ) south bridge is SIS664.
Only ONE PCI SLOT AVAILABLE, NO PCI Express or AGP Slot.
The only candidate I have in mind for the Video card is GeForce 6200LE, what are your suggestions? its only Direct X 9.0 and Open GL, is that enough for Beryl or Compiz to work?
What are the things I need to look for when I shop around for a video card compatible with my mother board.
Thanks for your help.
Unfortunately, if you're limited to a PCI slot, "an average card" is likely all you're going to find; AGP and PCI-Express were designed with hi-perf graphics in mind whereas PCI is a catch-all interface with not so much throughput. Perusing the usual suspects, Nvidia's 6200 is as good as it's likely to get. DirectX 9 is for Windows so no worries about that; OpenGL is what you'll be using. The good news is I've used 6200's for Beryl in the past and they do work; not flawlessly but they'll do. Keep in mind the ones with TurboCache use system RAM to augment whatever RAM they have onboard. I would say stick with a straight 6200 with as much RAM as you can find (usually 256MB but I've seen a couple with 512) to make up for the 400MHz core clock on those.
Your bigger issue would be how nice Linux plays with the PCI slot on that board; there have been ACPI issues (read about it here
). Also, the slot is PCI v2.2; there may be compatibility issues so be sure to research the vid card itself as the wrong PCI revision can cause a ton of problems.