Choosing a video card - Nvidia or ATI

Narvi narvi at
Sun Jan 11 15:56:17 PST 2004

On Sun, 11 Jan 2004, Michal Pasternak wrote:

> Louis Munro [Sun, Jan 11, 2004 at 10:54:35AM -0500]:
> > I have been building myself a new computer in the last weeks and I am now almost done except for choosing a video card. I have been reading up on the matter but some things remain confused after reading through both this list and, namely what support I might expect for things such as accelerated graphics using either an Nvidia or ATI chipset.
> ATI Radeon 9200 + XFree 4.3.0 + FreeBSD-4.9-STABLE work wonderful. Don't
> choose NVidia, NVidia drivers still cause problems (reboot, panics,
> lockups). ATI simply rocks compared to it -- it is very stable.

I have never seen any crashes with the nv driver, only the nvidia ones[1].
Unless you do heavy duty 3d it might easily cover all your needs.

[1] the card in question is a PCI not AGP one.

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