Re: VGA cards
Since both ATI and NVIDIA are lacking driver-wise, compare the hardware.
NVIDIA was ahead for a long time, but they blundered several times
lately, such as the mobile chipset debacle. NVIDIA has tried and failed
also to again leapfrog ATI as they did with the 8800 and the 260/280.
However, they are having a terrible time with the 300-series bringing it
to market. By the time NVIDIA straightens out the mess, ATI will have
caught up with them in an incremental fashion.
So, Radeon looks a bit more attractive right now, but that could easily
flip-flop again. Six one, half-dozen the other.
I have no qualms about using the NVIDIA proprietary driver. The 260/216
makes a marvelous card for Linux or Windows. I would like a
free*/open-source driver from either AMD or NVIDIA, but I won't hold my
* Free-as-freedom, free-as-in-beer, why chose? Why can't I have both?
If wishes were horses, and all that.