Re: which video card? (with new computer)
On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 06:27:31PM -0500, Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
> I'm looking at options for a new computer, in particular one of the G5
> workstations. It has the option of one of three video cards :
> NVidia GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
> ATI Radeon 9600 Pro
> ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
> I haven't kept up-to-date on hardware and linux/XFree support, so I
> don't know which one to choose. If you had this choice, which would
> you choose and why?
The best would be if you were able to get a Radeon 9200 version, since
this is the last one which has good 3D support for powerpc. If you don't
care about 3D, anyone should do, but the ATI are to be prefered, and
since you don't use 3D, maybe the extra price of the 9800 Pro is not
worth it, so i would go for a 9800 Pro version.
And a mail to ATI asking them for either free 3D drivers, or that they
do a ppc build of their proprietary drivers may be nice.