On Mon, 2009-06-01 at 17:18 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> On Monday 01 June 2009 15:39:48 Owen Brady wrote:
> > > I'm looking for a graphics card satisfying the following criteria:
> > >
> > > 1. Cheap
> > > 2. T&L capability
> > > 3. Works under Fedora-10, if possible as is.
> > >
> > > [This is for a desktop with Asus K8V-MX motherboard.
> > > I need the T&L feature for my grand-daughter to play Sims-2
> > > under Windows XP.]
>> > Transform and Lighting(T & L) has been handled onboard by pretty much all
> > graphics cards
> > made in the last 13 years, but since your daughter needs to play the Sims
> > 2, pretty much any
> > card by Nvidia made in the last 3 or 4 years should do the job perfectly.
>> Thanks for your very useful reply.
>> Actually, this desktop is not that old - I think about 4 or 5 years.
> The video card in it is VIA S3 UniChrome Pro (K8M800/K8N800/K8N800A)
> which apparently does not support T&L.
>> I'm just wondering if there could be any problem with the PCI slot?
> Are PCI and PCI-E cards incompatible?
> As far as I can see, the current card is PCI,
> while the nVidia cards you mentioned seem to be PCI-E.
PCI and PCI-E are not physically compatible and ATI seems to be
the only one still doing PCI cards.
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!