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Old 06-27-04, 09:55 PM   #1
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Default good graphics card for linux

alright, i'm new to the whole nvidia/linux scene, for i have been running ati/linux for about a year and i am completely p*ssed about the whole situation, ati may make decent cards, but every driver i've ever used in linux/windows always has managed to fsck up something else and i am tired of it, currently i am running a 9800pro, but it linux it may as well be a 9500se, i saw posts of rumored upcoming linux driver updates, and i would imagine those would include nv40 graphics cards? or am i wrong? i am a linux gamer, i play pretty much only id/ut2k games anyways, and they all have native linux ports regardless, but what i was getting around to is i heard the 5950 is lacking in windows and nv40 hardware has yet to be recognized in linux, so what would be the top card you would recommend to a duelbooter such as myself, or would it be worth it to just suck it up and wait for new linux drivers for nv40 recognition?

i confused the hell out of myself in there, so feel free to ask questions
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Old 06-27-04, 10:10 PM   #2
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Yup you confused me 2. Anyhow until the Geforce 6 series drivers are available for linux the best possible card you can use is the FX5950. (which is somewhat lacking in windows???)
If so you might as well wait...
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Old 06-27-04, 10:37 PM   #3
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The 5959 is not really lacking in Windows, but in Direct3D. If it comes to OpenGL, it's probably your best choice right now - 'till the NV40 becomes available.

But I expect the 61xx Linux drivers to become available more or less at the same time the NV40 will hit the shelves, so you should opt for a 6800 (the 61xx drivers support NV40).
IIRC, the current _official_ Nvidia drivers for Windows don't support NV40, too...
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