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Old 07-31-2006, 10:32 AM   #1
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Question Help choosing an Nvidia graphics card


So I've decided to take the plunge and switch over to using only linux. But before I do I need some new hardware. I need a video card and would like some help picking one out.

The things I'm looking for is to be able to run in a dual monitor setup. And also be able to use XGL. And be able to play some of the classic linux games like Chromium B.S.U. And maybe be able to run something like Enemy Territory.

I plan to run OpenSUSE 10.1

So I've been looking at Nvidia based cards. I've been thinking of getting an FX series.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SubCategory=48
There's a link to the one's newegg has. If any of those are cards that can do what I'd like and the Manufacturer is a good one, please point it out.
If none of them are good or the FX series can't do what I'd like then recommendations for any other ones would be appreciated. I'd like to not spend more then 100 bucks but I'm open to options.

Thanks in advance. If there's anything else you'd need to know just say so and I'll try to provide it.
 
Old 07-31-2006, 03:31 PM   #2
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I don't know what your budget is but for an agp card in that price range I like this one better:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814145129
 
Old 07-31-2006, 03:32 PM   #3
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I myself have a Geforce 7600GS . 256MB .. with 2 DVI connections for dual monitor. I am running OpenSuSe 10.1 , And have no troubles with the gfx card at all.
 
Old 07-31-2006, 06:05 PM   #4
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I myself have a Geforce 7600GS . 256MB .. with 2 DVI connections for dual monitor. I am running OpenSuSe 10.1 , And have no troubles with the gfx card at all.
I have the same card at work with two 19" LCD's, and it works great with Xinerama. I didn't care for twinview personally, but I get full 3D accelleration on both heads using the nVidia drivers for Linux from their website.
 
Old 07-31-2006, 09:32 PM   #5
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I've purchased an nVidia 5500 and a 6600, both from Chaintech. No complaints, no troubles, no hesitation in recommending them. Good luck with it
 
Old 08-01-2006, 02:29 AM   #6
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I have MSI-FX5600-VTDR , supports twin view (never used it ) and MSI is what i recommend , though it uses NVIDIA chip ,,,,, msi cards get loaded with a lot of other new features ..... so chooze your CHIP then find the card (if you have already selected one search its similar MSI CARD)
and please go for 256 instead of 128 on same chip if money isint a problem
 
Old 08-01-2006, 02:30 AM   #7
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my card performs well .. played FEAR on p4 2.66 1mb cache 256 mb ddr400 and this lovely card .......... worked better than my expectations !
 
Old 08-05-2006, 11:41 PM   #8
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My $69.00 us: BFG MX4000 at WalMart works flawlessly,during install of OS and with NVgeneric driver,works 10 times faster with Nvidia's Linux driver when properly installed (Gears 320fps)
 
  


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