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Old 06-30-2003, 11:24 AM   #16
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I was considering replacing my old TNT2 Riva with a new video card. After reading this thread at Slashdot:

I'm going to stick with Nvidia.
Old 07-01-2003, 07:02 AM   #17
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Stevetgn
Originally posted by LinguelSanchez
Why is it so important, there aren't any significant games working under Linux, especially none worth the difference between NVIDIA and ATI. [/QUOTE

That's what I knew, I LOVE UT, but I disgust UT 2003 (personal opinion).
But one of the reasons why this game is linux supported is because it one hell fun of a multiplayer game and if it comes to serve, linux rules big time.
I was wondering about other, more singlepayerbased, high-graphics games.

But I got my answers.

And about the DUMB ASS, I don't blame you, everyone is a DUMBASS, it depends on what you are talking about.
Want to discuss assembler programming with me ?
Then you might be the "dumbass", but that's no problem - some people feel really proud and good when they can share their knowledge with these so called dumb-asses.

My ass doesn't know yet, but I don't know if he can laugh with all this, but as allways I can.

I'm a very new member but all respect to those who lead this forum - your reactions are to the point and allways showing support to others - what a forum SHOULD be.

In this case particular, thanks MasterC for explaining this.

Thanks for those who have made me wiser in this topic.

Thanks Stevetgn for reminding me about one of the games from wich I knew it was working under Linux.
Old 07-01-2003, 10:44 AM   #18
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nvidia is the only sane choice. nvidia has drivers availible to download that have most of the features the windows drivers have. including twinview.

besides this ati have no desire to support standards like opengl.
Old 07-01-2003, 11:43 PM   #19
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hmm Nvidia , they have a gui for installation and the driver work fine in 3d.
Old 07-02-2003, 04:18 PM   #20
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Sorry about the DUMB ASS but who could forget the best game ever UT2003 especially when UT supports Linux.

Thanks for everyones contribution
Old 04-07-2004, 05:37 PM   #21
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I'm reviving an old thread here because there wasn't a newer one!

Thing about Linux software support for Graphics cards can change. I read somewhere that ATI supported open source development up to their 9200 series, since then has issued closed source drivers in rpm format only, but they are not very good.

I've also read that the nvidia drivers are scalable in that they work on all nvidia cards. If that is still the case, then nvidia would seem the best bet.

Problem is I've had some unpleasant experiences with nvidia cards, I suspect due to a clash of card, mobo and driver. But I think that I may have had first a faulty motherboard (ASUS A7N266VM) and when that finally packed in, I plugged an old GeForce 4MX440 into a PC-Chips 810MLR mobo, and found that the nvidia driver would crash if I tried to use a kernel above 2.4.20.

Anyway I have a big birthday coming up soon (50) and so my present will be a new mobo, RAM, processor, graphics card and possibly DVD rewriter and Hard Drive. I have other drives and a spare case (from the dead ASUS) with a 550w power supply.

I am thinking of ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe mobo, Athlon XP2500+ overclocked to 3200+, with 512Mb PC3200 Corsair RAM. I am at a loss as to the appropriate Graphics card.

Has anyone got anything up to date to report on the nvidia versus ATI debate?
Old 04-13-2004, 02:45 PM   #22
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Linux Format Magazine this month recons nVidia still have the edge on ATI for Linux.

Great choice of mobo I use them in most the systems I build.


Old 04-13-2004, 03:11 PM   #23
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ASUS boards are great in performance, but I always seem to have the worst luck with getting faulty ASUS boards. They always send me a new one, but it's kind of a pain in the butt. Plus the price is usually a little higher for an ASUS board versus a board with the same specs of a different brand.

As for the video card, I like ATI's efforts as the underdog, but their Linux support hasn't impressed me.

Old 04-13-2004, 03:19 PM   #24
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Arbitor
[B]ASUS boards are great in performance, but I always seem to have the worst luck with getting faulty ASUS boards.

You must have been unlucky, I've built dozens of systems with Asus boards with no problems at all!
Old 04-13-2004, 06:46 PM   #25
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I'm new to Linux, and especially new to Slackware, but during the past two days I have gotten it all installed and up and running like a dream. My mobo isn't asus, but it is an Msi with the Nforce2 chipset. Personally, I have had pretty good luck with Asus boards, but I bought this one a year ago and at the time the Asus was still too much money...

I play UT2003, and soon Ut2004, Americas Army SF, Neverwinter Nights, Quake 3 Arena, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, and RoCW Enemy Territory so far, and am happy to report that with my hardware everything gets better performance than I ever did in Windows 2K or XP. I was using Mandrake 9.1 until the past few days, but Slackware 9.1 has a definite edge in speed. I plan to get WineX shortly for the windows games I enjoy, but generally speaking Linux is taking care of about 90% of my gaming needs already!

My system is as follows: MSI K7N2 Delta-L with AthlonXP 2800+, 512 MB Corsair Twin X 2700 LL, Asus Geforce4 Ti 4200 128MB, Western Digital 80Gig, Soundblaster Audigy Platinum, Daewoo 52x burner.

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