||11-22-2012 08:45 AM
Best cost-effective graphics card with good OpenGL integration?
In the past year or so, I have been progressively been moving from Windoze to Linux. After much looking, I have chose Linux Mint 13 KDE as my main distro for now. But that doesn't matter.
What does matter is that my ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics card has horrible OpenGL support. My games played fine in Windoze, with DirectX, but whenever I play games with OpenGL, it's slow as hell. In Windoze, I could play most games on medium-high graphics with a solid 60 frames. When I try to play the new Team Fortress 2 beta for Linux through the new Steam for Linux beta, even with all of my settings down, max fps I can get is around 40, and it's not consistent at all. My frames drop a lot whenever I do anything at all.
I do realise that my GPU is becoming outdated, so what I really want is a good (relatively cheap) GPU that works well with OpenGL. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you for your time.