Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • spinynorman

      Mandriva Official Documentation

      Official documentation for extant versions of Mandriva can be found at doc.mandriva.com.   Documentation for the latest release may take some time to appear there. You can install all the manuals from the main repository if you have Mandriva installed - files are prefixed mandriva-doc.
    • paul

      Forum software upgrade   10/29/17

      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
      A few things that have changed. We no longer have community blogs (was never really used) We no longer have a portal page.
      We can discuss this, and decide whether it is needed (It costs money) See this thread: Here
Sign in to follow this  
sampsaltakis

ATI or nVIDIA

Recommended Posts

I'm in the market to start looking for a 3D card for my Linux box at home. Really don't know what to buy. :juggle:

 

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

 

BTW This would be my first rodeo, so looking for the easiest way to start playin these great games!! :jester:

 

Thanx

-SP

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What's the fun to easy?? :D

 

I go nvidia all the way, with their proprietary drivers. They install well (compared to before the packaged them with an installer!) and nvidia rocks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with Ixthusdan, go with Nvidia. I have the GF2-MX400 and the GF4-MX440, both are great cards. Both have worked like a dream in Linux but then again I'm not running any games or anything that requires a highend video card. Right now I'm eyeing a GF-FX5600 256MB for my AMD64 system that I'll be building soon, even though I don't need the video horsepower nonetheless I would love to try it out.

Edited by Desire

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The new GF-FX6800 Ultra with the new NV40 core is coming out in a month or two. The benchmarks show it to be over twice as fast as the GF-FX5600 and the graphics quality is as good as the ATI cards. It may take a little longer for the support to show up in the Linux drivers though. Their other cards should drop in price though.

 

Check out:

 

http://www20.tomshardware.com/graphic/2004...0414/index.html

 

 

Glitz.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Id say NVIDIA. Not only have all their chips been very robust, their support for linux is pretty much unfaltered. Ive never had problems with NVIDIA chips, and they have some very nice chipsets coming as Glitz pointed out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, it really depends on what you want to do. These consumer cards are one thing. If you are into gaming, fine. If you are into 3D CGI, then you will need a Workstation card and those can be very expensive. In this area, Nvidia seems to be the make of choice for the Studios.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The new GF-FX6800 Ultra with the new NV40 core is coming out in a month or two.  The benchmarks show it to be over twice as fast as the GF-FX5600 and the graphics quality is as good as the ATI cards.  It may take a little longer for the support to show up in the Linux drivers though.  Their other cards should drop in price though.

 

Check out:

 

http://www20.tomshardware.com/graphic/2004...0414/index.html

 

 

Glitz.

But I also read they consumed a LOT of power... it's somewhere in the same review I think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ATI just needs to be more proactive with their drivers. ATI is good stuff, but Nvidia is responding to a growing Linux market. ATI is not as visionary as Nvidia.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×