Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, Nick Murtagh wrote:
>>> I don't actually care about 3D. Ideally I'd like a card with a proper
>> DVI interface. And accelerated X. And open source drivers. The
>> consensus seems to be some sort of Radeon? Which one is the best?
>>> Radeon R1xx or R2xx. I have an R280 9200 working fine with DVI
> (ironically, where NVidia wouldnt - odd display size). The ATi FireGL
> 8800 is apparently the fastest open-supported OpenGL card. *All* of the
> Ati cards have open 2D support. For the TV-Out, etc, stuff see GATOS.
>Anything above the 8500 up to the 9200 is based on the 8500 which the
Weather Channel got specs for. Avoid the 9500, 9600, and greater if you
want 3D open source support. Or just run windows like me ;)
> Even if decide that your OpenGL needs dictate you buy one of the newer
> R3xx ATi Radeon cards, that have only binary-only driver support, at
> least ATi do have some demonstrated ability to hand over specs (even if
> it requires a lot of money).
>How much money? Just curious.
> NVidia wont even hand over specs to the stuff like the ethernet
> interface in their NForce chipsets. sigh.
>Well, you know, ethernet is a business critical product.
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