[SWLUG] graphics cards

nick nick at lionrampant.co.uk
Tue May 2 16:22:54 UTC 2006


OK, nvidia aren't that bad. Free driver works OK but doesn't
support many of the XGL extensions newer games need to run.

The proprietary driver installs pretty easily, and works
quite smoothly, but has no framebuffer (e.g. pretty penguin
and decent resolution on console) support.

Basically it's alright but I would have expected something
else to be
better. I guess I'm mistaken.


----- Original Message Follows -----
From: "Chris M. Jackson" <chriscf at gmail.com>
To: "Steve Marvell" <steve at devon-it.co.uk>
Cc: discuss at swlug.org.uk
Subject: Re: [SWLUG] graphics cards
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 16:57:46 +0100

> On 5/2/06, Steve Marvell <steve at devon-it.co.uk> wrote:
> > nick wrote:
> >
> > > If not, all I can say with any authority is not NVidia
> , >
> > Dick Bain wrote:
> >
> > > Go with nvidia as far as I'm concerned and not ati,
> >
> > Smashing :)
> While there's probably a joke in it somewhere, I'd suggest
> you trust Dick on this one - of the Big Two, you probably
> want to take nVidia over ATI.  ATI's drivers are pretty
> poor, and there's no decent alternative out there.  On the
> other hand, an ATI card will do just fine if all you want
> to do is plug a gap in the back of the case, and you're a
> backplate or two short.
> HTH,
> --
> Chris Jackson
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