amd64 platform newbie -- what video card for x11?

Isaac Mushinsky itz at
Wed Mar 5 09:18:24 UTC 2008

On 3/5/08, Peter Jeremy <peterjeremy at> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 10:52:12PM -0500, Isaac Mushinsky wrote:
> >1) does the open nv driver work? I do not play games or really need 3D
> >acceleration, just want basic 2D and things like mplayer to work properly.
> For basic purposes and mplayer, nv should do. It might just soak up
> more CPU than a better driver would.
> >2) should I return nvidia card and get something else? Is there a better
> >reasonably working card?
> I'll second the ATI suggestion. Note that whilst AMD have indicated
> they will open-source the ATI GPU specs, I believe they have only
> released specs for a single GPU so far and it will take some time for
> the open specs to reach the drivers.
> --
> Peter Jeremy
> Please excuse any delays as the result of my ISP's inability to implement
> an MTA that is either RFC2821-compliant or matches their claimed behaviour.
What current ATI cards have the best support?

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