Re: [OT] Video card recommendations.
On October 1, 2004 20:29, Roberto Sanchez wrote:
> Paul Johnson wrote:
> > <#secure method=pgp mode=sign>
> > Roberto Sanchez <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >>>What I would like to do is get an nVidia card.
> > Mistake du jour! You'll only spend more on the nVidia for even
> > crappier drivers. Just get a newer Radeon if you want graphics
> > performance. I believe there's actually working open drivers for the
> > ATI adapters.
> Problem is that the newer Radeon cards have even worse support
> in the open source drivers. It is really aggravating since
> I want a card that will allow me to play my games in Linux.
> The two that I play now are Neverwinter Nights and America's
> Army. I would probably get more in the future, but not if I
> can't my video card to perform better.
> Based on what I have seen by googling for the various problems
> that I have had, there are far fewer problems with nVidia
> cards than with ATi cards when it comes to Linux gaming.
> Anyway, how bad are the nVidia drivers? The only experience
> I have had with them (one high-end workstation in the Linux
> lab I formerly admined) was fairly positive.
I have 4 computers in the house. 2 with ATI cards and 2 with NVidia cards.
I've had far fewer problems with the nvidia cards under both linux and
windows. I don't play many games but make heavy use of OpenGL (Maya, Blender
etc). Go over to the Blender forums and you will see sticky threads devoted
to getting ATI cards to work while the NVidia cards just do. I don't know
much about comparative DirectX support and frankly I don't care.