[sclug] Graphics cards

Alex Butcher LUG lug at assursys.co.uk
Sat Sep 14 11:08:32 UTC 2013

The "cheap gaming PC for under ?x, August 2013" type guides suggest a GTX650TIB-DC2OC-2GD5 (Boost version, 2G DDR5) VGA for about ?163 (alternatively, the GTX 660 Ti, or Radeon HD 7950 might be better value).

Best Regards,

David Given <dg at cowlark.com> wrote:
>Can anyone recommend what to look for in a decent graphics card these
>days? I've totally lost touch with what's good these days, and even the
>bottom end cards look hopelessly high end to me. I'm not a high end
>gamer but I do want something reasonably future proof that's capable of
>3D on dual-headed HD with a decent frame rate. NVidia preferably.
>Incidentally, the 3D fractals I showed a few people were generated with
>Mandelbulber, which is now in Debian. They're currently working on
>OpenCL support:
>Here are some examples of the output:
>Watch in as high def as you can...
>???? ?????????????? ????? http://www.cowlark.com ?????
>? "Ripley's Law: Never go further for the cat than the cat would go for
>? you." --- Vexxarr Bleen (trans. Hunter Cressall)

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