Re: Upgrading video card: Best of these three?
On Nov 03 2000, wulfie wrote:
> I'll second the anti-Nvidia driver lobby.
I'm planning on buying a new computer soon (a Duron) and one
of the things that was hardest to understand was which video
card to get.
It seems that there is an hiatus between el-cheapo, older PCI
cards and the super-hyper-duper-hi-end cards with 3D
acceleration with all bells-and-whistles. There's nothing in
between for someone like me that wants to buy a cheaper one
and that only cares for 2D performance (I don't play games and
I don't use 3D applications).
Since there were no options (or since the manufacturers don't
want to see that part of the market), I started looking for
cards that would provide a not so bad performance and not
hogging my future system performance, while having a
In all reviews that I've studied, the NVIDIA cards seem to be
the winners of performance, but the fact that they don't have
a receptive attitude towards the community means that they
don't want people like me as their customers.
This is what made me choose a Matrox G400 for my new system
(together with the recommendation of a close friend that said
the G400 was running quite fast in his system).
Rogerio Brito - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/