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Old 08-18-2006, 07:20 AM   #1
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Recommendations for a nVidia card for Linux 64bit.

I am new to nVidia, hoping to defect from an ATI RAdeon 9550.

I am looking for a nVidia AGP 256MB graphics card to be used in a Linux Machine, running 64 & 32bit debian based distros; Xubuntu and agnula/demuidi.

I need screen res of 1920 x 1200 for a Dell 24" tft screen.

I really do not know the pecking order of nVidia card, I have a bugdet of about 75-90, I am based in the UK.

I have seen these as possible options:

XFX Geforce 6800XTreme 256MB DDR3 AGP Dual DVI TV Out

Club 3D nVidia GeForce 7600GS 256MB DDR3 DVI/TV Out (AGP) - Retail

Any other suggestions would be welcomed.

I really want a card that works with Linux and gives nice pleasing graphics.

Many thanks for any advice on this.
Old 08-18-2006, 11:29 AM   #2
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I just installed FC5 64bit onto a machine with a Geforce 7800GTX PCI-X card. Works flawlessly at 1920x1200 on my dell 2405 monitor.

I haven't downloaded the latest nvidia driver either. (not even sure if you can buy the 7800GTX card anymore either)

If the card is more than 9 months old in retail it should work.

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Old 08-18-2006, 11:42 AM   #3
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We chose a pair of eVGA GeForce 7900GT cards with 256MB of RAM. These cards are a great compromise between price and performance.


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