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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
	reasonable price.

	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).

	[]s, Roger...

  Rogerio Brito - rbrito@iname.com - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/

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