Daniel Kasak daniel.kasak at 247realmedia.com
Mon Oct 20 18:18:47 CDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 13:44 -0500, mrxgerman wrote:

> It's better to have an nvidia or an ati graphiccark.

I've always bought ATI cards because of their open-source drivers. For a
while these were a bit sketchy, but AMD is now releasing more info for
devs, and the drivers are advancing nicely. Of course this is from the
perspective of someone who doesn't really do a lot of gaming. For 2D
rendering, compiz, hardware accelerated video etc, the Radeon drivers
are very good.

Also I've got a Geforce 4 MX here at work and I can't upgrade to
xserver-1.5 because nVidia haven't released drivers for it yet, and it's
unclear whether they ever will ( it's in the 'legacy' category that they
don't like to support ).

I understand a lot of people here poo-poo ATI's drivers and are even
more critical of the open-source radeon drivers. I suppose the point is
that it's possible to fix the radeon drivers looking forward, whereas
with an nVidia you're always dependant on them to fix things for you,
and to release a driver that will work with a recent xserver.


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