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Old 08-03-2004, 06:28 AM   #1
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choice for gaming desktop pc nvidia or ati?

i got suse 9.0 installed, really happy with the GUI and Yes, I am one of those guys who moved to the linux platform. I like games, big fat 3d shooting games. Right now i use a NVIDIA 440MX thats a 64 MB CARD and it does the job. But I want bigger, better. What do you guys think i need to buy? Well no, the FBI mainframe is not an option. I need some serious and useful tips. I have got a maximum of 100 euro's to spend and i don't know what to choose?

the compatibility (which dont seem to be a problem, but if so, tell me)
ddr of single RAM? How much ram do i need?

I run a 2.4 pentium, 540 MB ddram. Monitor is an old one, there yet wont come a new one.

I want to run games like AA and Unreal in at least 1024 by 768 in full modus.

2nd monitor would be handy, not neccesary. It must have a svideo out.

What do you have got? Are you satisfiet?

Please tell me!

thnx Bas

What do you use? Are you satisfiet?
Old 08-03-2004, 07:53 AM   #2
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best bet is nVidia. The heavilly support linux and release drivers on a regular basis that simply work. ATI on the other hand, has flaky support at best. They make great Winows drivers, but their linux drivers simply don't perform well..
Old 08-03-2004, 08:23 AM   #3
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it was a simple and usefull answer.
NVIDIA it is.

Greetz Bas
Old 08-03-2004, 09:14 AM   #4
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NVidia is the way to go.

Bear in mind, there are other companies that make graphics cards that use the nvidia chipset.

just don't get an ati.


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