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Old 07-24-2004, 06:41 PM   #1
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Which graphics card should I get?


I don't know much about graphics cards besides the fact that mine sucks. My current one came with my Compaq Presario S5000V and seems to be working with Linux fine. I want to get a better one for my bday but im not sure which one to get please help

1) http://supercheappc.biz/site/product...oducts_id=1046 seams to be a little worse but it says its Linux compatible

2) http://www.bestselectionsunlimited.com/c18235.html seams better but it doesn't say if its Linux compatible

I want the best one that works on Linux so if graphics card 2 runs on Linux I think I'll want that but help me decide
 
Old 07-24-2004, 06:50 PM   #2
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All NVidia & ATI Cards work under Linux.

Only the method of instalation can be a little harsher on some distros.

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Old 07-24-2004, 07:14 PM   #3
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Ah ok thanks, luckily it won't be as hard to install as the WinModem which I still can't install

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Old 07-24-2004, 07:15 PM   #4
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Are you a gamer? If so, get an nVidia card. ATi has terrible support for Linux. Besides, nVidia cards do OpenGL very well, which is all that matters if you use Linux for gaming.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 07:15 PM   #5
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Yeah, they both'll run in Linux, but I think I found one better than both with froogle: http://www.mdofpc.com/onlinestore/pr...roducts_id=243

Unless it's a total scam, of course.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 07:22 PM   #6
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Ok thanks...I used Froogle before but I don't know about the specs of Graphics Cards only of games and how to make games...and basically anything involving games
 
Old 07-24-2004, 10:55 PM   #7
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Hehe, you should get a GeForce FX 5700 at least to play the best games (Far Cry, Doom ]|[, etc.), but I recommend a GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, it has a 256-bit memory pipeline and AGP 8X.
 
  


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