jeffz wineforum-user at winehq.org
Mon Oct 20 18:40:41 CDT 2008

tparker wrote:
> mrxgerman wrote:
> > It's better to have an nvidia or an ati graphiccark.
> > 
> ATI's new cards are looking very good and from what I can tell there should be stable Linux drivers available by the time I upgrade, so unless that changes I will go ATI.
> If you need a new card for use in Linux right now you might want to 
> research the bug reports for the cards and pick what is in your price 
> range that looks good, chances are high it will be Nvidia. If you are 
> holding off on the purchase for a while the Nvidia/ATI driver gap may 
> have closed enough for you to choose based on which card best meets your 
> needs overall.
> To be fair the Nvidia cards we have currently in use are from the 7000 
> series and all work fine, no Linux glitches, no driver hassles, no bad 
> chips. We tried one from the 8000 series and it was garbage (an old 6000 
> series gave better graphics and frame rates), but that may have just 
> been that model combined with our hardware.
> Tricia

I've had a  8800 for the past 18 months and I've never had a problem with it over many driver revisions.  It's definitely many times superior to the 6xxx series.

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