Video Card Info

Chuck Robey chuckr at
Sat Jul 19 15:46:14 UTC 2008

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RW wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 18:15:48 -0700
> George Hartzell <hartzell at> wrote:
>> Warren Liddell writes:
>>  > im looking to purchase the NVIDIA 8800GTX PCI Express Video Card
>>  > an was wondering if anyone has heard or know of any issues within
>>  > FreeBSD with this particular video card ?
>> I use an Nvidia 8800GT in a Mac Pro running -STABLE with the
>> xf86-video-nv-2.1.8 driver from ports back when I last upgraded and it
>> works fine.  
> But does the proprietary nvidia driver work? The nv driver is slow,
> makes heavy use of the CPU, and has no 3-d support.
> The nvidia driver doesn't work on the 64-bit version of FreeBSD through.

You should mention that the Nvidia driver that Nvidia distributes (and is
represented within FreeBSD by a port which builds & installs with no difficulty
at all) works just fine.  I personally have the Nvidia 8600GTS, I use that
driver, and it's a perfectly fine option.

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