Choosing a video card - Nvidia or ATI
narvi at haldjas.folklore.ee
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 xfree86.org, 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.
Unless you do heavy duty 3d it might easily cover all your needs.
 the card in question is a PCI not AGP one.
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