Best Drivers and Support for Graphics Card ????
Posted 06 January 2004 - 10:59 PM
I am getting ready to buy a new graphics card for a new pc I am building. I have searched high and low for something to tell me which graphics card has the most support for Linux. When I think ATI then I see something about Nvidia.
I am looking for a card that would allow me to play games, watch dvds, and push out to a tv?
Any help would be appreciated!!
Posted 06 January 2004 - 11:49 PM
Also remeber to compare specs between vendors. Some have slight adjustments in clock speeds. No matter how small such as 10MHz core clock speed just remeber that these cards are probably running around 350MHz which is slow compared to todays processors and if a jump in FSB speeds from 400 to 533 in the P4 can make a big difference think about the small minute differences in the core clock speeds. Remember, spend enough to get you well ahead of current games so you wont be lagging next spring. Make sure it is DirectX9 compliant if you run windows and even if you dont. I would base your minimum specs on DOOM 3 or Half Life 2 specs as bare minimum since games having higher requirements will be out in the next year.
Posted 07 January 2004 - 08:55 PM
Ultimately it'll come down to what OS you see yourself doing the most 3D intensive stuff in. If you plan to dual boot and do all your gaming etc in Windows then go ATi but if you're planning on doing all your 3D stuff in Linux then go nVidia.
Posted 08 January 2004 - 12:09 AM
I am also leaning towards a CRT vs. a LCD simply because the price and in order to really utilize a card such as these. If I do that then the money I save on LCD will go toward the graphics card since I only buy a new one every few years and in the past only the cheapest.
That NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra should be feasible for a few years right??