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Old 06-27-2003, 05:18 PM   #1
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Question Which graphics card has best support in Linux... ATI or Nvidia


I'm looking to buy a fast new graphics card. Which has the best (and easiest newbie install) driver support ATI Radeon 9700 pro Nvidia GForce FX?
 
Old 06-27-2003, 05:50 PM   #2
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The new nvidia installer is a breeze to use - have you tried going to the websites and having a look at how the installers compare?
 
Old 06-28-2003, 09:31 AM   #3
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Why is it so important, there aren't any significant games working under Linux, especially none worth the difference between NVIDIA and ATI.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 09:46 AM   #4
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Stevetgn: one I have both trypes of cards and they both install very easy.

LinguelSanchez: If you use WineX Most games work just fine under linux
 
Old 06-28-2003, 01:06 PM   #5
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A new ATI Linux driver is just around the corner.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 03:42 PM   #6
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i am wondering about this too, but for older ATI /nVidia cards, i dont want to spend 100$+ on a video card...

what about cards that are around 60-80$? whats the best then? i would like a TV out that works in linux too
 
Old 06-29-2003, 02:11 AM   #7
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Quote:
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LinguelSanchez: If you use WineX Most games work just fine under linux
Really ?????

Even GTA Vice City and Splintercell and ...

That would be awesome :d :d

I'll try it out :d
 
Old 06-29-2003, 03:09 AM   #8
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i am wondering about this too, but for older ATI /nVidia cards, i dont want to spend 100$+ on a video card...

what about cards that are around 60-80$? whats the best then? i would like a TV out that works in linux too
A very BIASED opinion...

I had an ATI Rage Fury Pro (32MB)(uses the Rage128 graphics module) for quite some time. It had a TV function that worked great in 'doze, but to get it working in 'nix I was required to have it plugged in during boot up. No biggie other than it then screwed the pooch when trying to startx on my monitor. To further the crapiness, I could not (even with dri) get 3d functionality out of this card (it was a 3d card supposedly, pfft, yeah, probably through software in doze).

About a month ago, I bought a GeForce4 w/128MB DDR MMX/SE with TV Out for around 50 bux (check www.pricewatch.com ) and it has worked EXCELLENT without a hitch. It has TONS of options, was very easy to setup, ran very smoothly out-of-the-box and most of all, abled me to run NeverWinter Nights flawlessly in Linux.

Long live Nvidia! Down with ATI

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Old 06-29-2003, 03:16 AM   #9
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looks like Nvidia's for me
 
Old 06-29-2003, 03:49 AM   #10
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Hope you have as easy/good of a time as I have! Just to add to ATI's defense:

My card was relatively old, ATI has come a long way, and has released linux drivers for several (not mine) of it's cards.

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Old 06-29-2003, 10:51 AM   #11
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i can play warcraft 3 with winex in linux faster than windows(to the guy who said there is no game in linux(also sc and most major games does work with emulation)) nvidias driver are easy to use on most of times you dont even have to compile them i like nvidia i got nvidia 2 go 16 mb

good luck
 
Old 06-29-2003, 12:14 PM   #12
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by LinguelSanchez
Why is it so important, there aren't any significant games working under Linux, especially none worth the difference between NVIDIA and ATI. [/QUOTE

UNREAL TOURNAMENT 2003 DUMB ASS!!!
 
Old 06-29-2003, 01:50 PM   #13
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ATI only realease linux drivers for their expensive cards, the old and cheaper ones will probbly not be supported for awhile.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 07:26 PM   #14
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Dumb ASS? Wow, someone asks (probably jokingly, but nontheless legitimate) a question and you reply with "Dumb ASS".

I'm pretty sure that's not a great idea, even if you are joking

Examples to LinguelSanchez would have been great, just as you did:
CS
Half-Life
UT2k3
NWN



But I'd suggest keeping the name-calling and personal attacks to a down low/nil

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Old 06-30-2003, 03:26 AM   #15
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Just to add my opinion, i've tried both ATI and Nvidia cards under serveral versions of linux. My findings are :

Nvidia drivers work under any version, any version of xfree, and are simple to use and find.

ATI drivers are NOT very well documented, don't work with the latest version of Xfree, and as yet i have yet to get 3d under ATI to work AT ALL!!!!!

If anyone would like to explain to me HOW to get a working driver (god knows i've tried), or how to even get the thing to install, i'd be most gratefull.

I've been at linux for a couple of years now, and can hold my own with it. But these ATI's are driving me nuts.

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