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Old 07-11-11, 06:50 AM   #4
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Default Re: Graphics Card for Linx


How many displays do you like to attach at which resolution(s)?

If you just like to attach a single display at <=1920x1200, then any
cheap passively cooled card should do it. And since there are
very few GPU demanding games available for Linux, even 3D
should work decently fine in many cases (i.e. Google Earth
might be interesting 3D application for non-games).

As for the driver quality, I can't second V|r's opinion: I'm using
a 560Ti up to 12 hours per day and didn't had any issues recently
(i.e. Firefox, Emacs, Totem, UT2K4, X-Plane, AeroFly). Sure, there
are some pit falls, like you need to disable HW acceleration in the
Firefox Adobe Flash plugin.

However, I need to point out that I'm using fvwm2 as WindowManager,
so I don't know how good or bad the nvidia driver behaves for Gnome
or KDE.


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