which video card for FreeBSD/amd64

Scott Long scottl at samsco.org
Sun Apr 24 11:39:23 PDT 2005

Mikhail Teterin wrote:
> Hello!
> I'll, probably, give up on NVidia soon. The free "nv" driver does not
> support two monitors on the same card, and the proprietory "nvidia"
> driver does not support amd64. My attempts to get the Linux/amd64 driver
> to work have so far yielded nothing but solid hangs of the system.

An amd64 version of the nvidia driver is in the works, but the amd64
kernel needs some features before it cam become a reality.  I know
that people are working on those features, but I know no idea what their
timeline is.

> Adding an older PCI (VGA) card to drive the second monitor was
> disappointing -- the picture is of noticably poorer quality than over
> DVI.
> Is there a decent AGP or PCI-X 

I assume you mean PCI-E here, not PCI-X.

> dual-DVI card out there, that offers
> decent 1600x1200 picture on FreeBSD/amd64? 3D is not a requirement...

I have an ATI X600 Pro card driving a 1600x1200 LCD DVI display, and it
looks __nice__.  It only has one DVI output, though.  I imagine that ATI
sells versions that have dual DVI.


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