Re: Vidio card recommendation needed (was:Re: Can't start X after upgrade to Lenny)
On 01/24/2009 05:07 PM, Marc Shapiro wrote:
Ron Johnson wrote:
IMNSHO, unless this is a *workstation* where you do lots of OpenGL
visualization, or you are dual-booting to play Crysis, Linux users
just don't *need* uber-video performance.
Thus, I go for good-enough-but-silent over raw power which is overkill
99.999% of the time (especially if you use the nvidia driver).
So, the 8400 has a fan for cooling and the 7200 is passively cooled?
As you mentioned in your earlier email, some 7200s *are* actively
cooled. And this link shows that some 8xxx cards are passively cooled.
So, it's dependent on what the manufacturer wants to do with that
NOTE!!!! Maybe I was wrong about the 8400GS.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"I am not surprised, for we live long and are celebrated poopers."