Low end video card that won't crash server ... ?

Conrad J. Sabatier conrads at cox.net
Sat Jun 23 03:36:05 UTC 2007

On Fri, 22 Jun 2007 02:42:01 -0300
"Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy at freebsd.org> wrote:

> Hash: SHA1
> - --On Thursday, June 21, 2007 20:11:50 -0700 Garrett Cooper 
> <youshi10 at u.washington.edu> wrote:
> > Intel's still your best bet, with nVidia in second, and ATI in
> > third.
> >
> > You aren't going to get proper 3D support unless you switch to Linux
> > unfortunately :(..
> I use the card to watch Dr. Who ... not much into 3D stuff, other
> then a good game now and then, but I generally use the wife's Windoze
> box for that ...
> 'k, nVidia it sounds like its going to be then ... don't know anyone
> around here that sells Intel video cards ...
> Thx

I get pretty decent performance here with my (onboard) nVidia GeForce FX
5200.  Forced to use the "generic" Xorg "nv" driver under amd64, but it
really does work quite nicely, even in GL screensavers and such. 

Like you, I'm primarily interested in video, not 3D gaming and whatnot,
so it's more than adequate for my needs.  Still wish we had an official
nVidia driver for amd64, though (like Linux).

Hope this helps.


Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at cox.net>

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