Re: amd64 and video card experiences?
On Sun, Aug 22, 2004 at 01:29:25AM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 08:28:50PM -0600, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> > So, if you want current-generation hardware you have no choice but
> > NVIDIA, which is available now and works.
> Not exactly.
> Current generation X (for example X.Org) seems to run fine on current
> generation ATI. [Well... it runs fine on 9600 and 9800 -- I'm only
> presuming it runs fine on X800.]
> It's the 3d acceleration which is not yet supported on amd64 for ATI.
Which is what I was trying to say. With 100+ million transistors, "3d
acceleration" constitutes more thann 90% of the chip's functionality.
If you want a 2D accelerator, find yourself a US$5 PCI card. It will
do about the same as any current US$300 card with those drivers and
makes more sense from an enviromental POV: it's easier and cleaner to
manufacture, doesn't dissipate as much heat, consumes much less power.