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Old 03-18-2004, 03:42 PM   #1
Zarnce
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new Vid card


I am thinking about getting a new Video Card. I have been sticking with Nvidia cards for a while but I like what the ATI cards offer. The big question is what are the ATI Drivers like for linux. Do they update them often? Do they support AGP 8?

What do you guys think?

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Zarnce
 
Old 03-18-2004, 03:52 PM   #2
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Re: new Vid card

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Originally posted by Zarnce
I am thinking about getting a new Video Card. I have been sticking with Nvidia cards for a while but I like what the ATI cards offer. The big question is what are the ATI Drivers like for linux. Do they update them often? Do they support AGP 8?

What do you guys think?

Thanks

Zarnce
I have had no problem with ati drivers on intel machines, but when using amd machines.. the drivers seem to be buggy... imo nvidia on a linux machine gets my voat all the way.

for example. I get the same performance from a GF2Mx200 w/ 32 mb of ram.. as a I got with a radeon 9000 pro with 128mb of ram.. go figure
 
Old 03-18-2004, 09:18 PM   #3
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I'm using an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB, and I like it. I also happen to be using an AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton and a MSI Nforce2-based MB. Yes, there was some great pain involved in this setup, but with the 2.6.X kernels and the new 3.7.6 drivers from ATI, things are smooth. Read that, UT2004 is smooth at 1024x768 32bpp, with all eye candy. Really, any problems you might hit would be very well covered here, Rage3d, and nforcershq (if you have a Nforce too that is.)

Ether or. Both cards should give you decent proformance. My choice was based on liking the bang for the buck I've gotten out of ATI's cards. The lifespan on my Rage128's was really good. I'm hoping for the same from my Radeon 9600's Also, I made my decision when the whole screen-capture fiasco was going on with Nvidia.

But hey, I use vertical sync as well. Hate seeing tearing. So think of that as you consider this advice
 
  


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