[Wolves] Anyone well into graphics cards?

Adam Sweet wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Tue Apr 29 22:39:01 2003


Alright, this is perhaps more of a hardware question
than a Linux one, but...

I'm building myself a high end workstation cum low end
server and have chosen most of my parts.

The one thats stumped me though is a graphics card.
Thats the one thing I don't know enough about. From
what I can gather ATI Radeon seems to have the edge on
nVidia at the mo, but all those models have me
fried... I remember Leo going on about graphics and
performance once if he's still out there.

What I'm looking at is:
AGP 8x, no more than 150 (less would be nice),
doesn't have to be top of the range or even second as
I don't play that many games, bit of Quake 3, UT and
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Linux compatible
obviously.
I know I would be ok with a TNT2 but you don't put a
Mini engine in Mercedes do you?

So far I'm torn between:
128Mb ATI Radeon 9500 Pro Retail x8 AGP DDR/DVI/TV Out
(newer but fewer extras) and 
64Mb ATI Radeon 9000 Pro All In Wonder ViVo/TV Out
(older but more stuff built in ie MPEG-2 capture on
fly etc).

Has anyone got any better suggestions? Or places I
should look?

Thanks,
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