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Old 11-29-2004, 10:25 AM   #1
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ati graphics cards :(


I had this nvidia card geforce 4 ti4200.
it had some problems so i took it to the serviser and its been a month they are "fixing" it
i would ask them to give me another one. but the only one with the same price now is powercolors radeon 9600 pro 256mb.
i heard that ati's drivers for linux are sh*t so i was wondering, how shit are they?
will that card still be better than gf4 ti4200? btw it has 128mb ram.

enlighten me
 
Old 11-29-2004, 12:26 PM   #2
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yes they are shit... lol... there are generic radeon drivers.. but they don't support 3d acceleration.. there are some proprietary closed-source ati drivers... but you'd be better of staying with Nvidia.. BTW - you should check out this
 
Old 11-29-2004, 12:38 PM   #3
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already signed the petition
the thing is i cant stay with nvidia, the gf4 is busted and no other graphicks card with the same price
 
Old 11-29-2004, 12:42 PM   #4
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so downgrade a little bit?? you'll get better performance out of a 64 MB Nvidia card than a 256 MB ATI card...

My notebook uses a Radeon IGP 340m card... 32 MB of shared DDR.. and ATI doesn't even make a binary driver for it... so I'm stuck using vesa... which works fine for general purposes... but i can't play anything OpenGL.. i get like 3-4 frames/second...
 
Old 11-29-2004, 01:05 PM   #5
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argh! damn!
hehe halo14 ... squirly wrath
 
Old 11-29-2004, 02:00 PM   #6
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yes, foamy is my hero... lol..
 
Old 11-29-2004, 04:45 PM   #7
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Sorry but I dare to argue with you and tell you folks that I have a GeCube 9600 PRO 128MB and that it works like a miracle. I played UT2K, Q3 and no problem.
UT2K -> 800*600 Full detail
Q3 -> 1024*768 Full detail 120 FPS
so....
I had to do some digging but it paid off...
If you have problems in installing it please let me know. I have installed it succesfully on MDK 10.0, MDK 10.1. About FC1 - didn't make it. FC2 didn't try.

And about drivers you can find ATI 3D drivers on their site:
http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html


Good luck! Sometimes they work...it's all about not letting go...
 
Old 11-29-2004, 07:50 PM   #8
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i say stay with nvidia.. on windows i get 400 fps on my ati 9600 256 mb card but on linux i only get around 80.. which is sad cuz my Geforce 2 64 mb was abled to get a constant 125 fps (i didnt uncap it)
 
  


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