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Re: [SLUG] Low - mid level graphic card recommendations
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Low - mid level graphic card recommendations
- From: Menno Schaaf <amano.ginji@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 06:14:12 +1000
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- Reply-to: Menno Schaaf <amano.ginji@xxxxxxxxx>
The ATI drivers are ok, just a pain to install and get working (same
under windows) NVIDIA have always had much easier drivers (in my
This wasn't supposed to become a card brand vs card brand war (i hope
anyway) I've given my suggestion, and the reasons for it, and even
with a binary driver, at least there is a good driver for the card
which you can use to play more complex games or 3d graphics if need
On 6/27/05, Matthew Hannigan <mlh@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 27, 2005 at 03:28:03AM +1000, Harald Ashburner wrote:
> > Assertion 1: There is no decent open source drivers for 3D video cards
> > Assertion 2: If you want decent 3D, use NVidia cards and NVidia binary
> > only drivers (despite ethical reservations and the extra difficulties
> > of kernel debugging etc)
> > Anyone care to take issue with either of those?
> > Please?
> Yes, neither are absolutes.
> 1. What's decent? Are you playing tux racer or quake3?
> Open source are often good enough. They only lack when playing
> high end games. I don't think Erik is interested in those.
> 2. Recent story on slashdot says the latest (9 Jun 2005) binary drivers for
> ATI cards are pretty good. Haven't tried them myself. I can't be
> bothered with binary drivers mostly.
Menno Schaaf aka ginji
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