[Recommendation] graphicscard (agp) for FreeBSD

Gordon Bergling gbergling at 0xfce3.net
Tue Nov 29 19:44:44 GMT 2005

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* Thus spake Sascha Klauder (sklauder at trimind.de):
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 07:06:56PM +0100, Gordon Bergling wrote:
> > I am building a new workstation. Most hardware was just ordered, but I
> > am still need a good supported graphicscard for FreeBSD.
> > 
> > Can anyone recommend a graphicscard based on AGP, which should be
> > support TV-Out.
>  That heavily depends on what you want to do with it.  If you
> just do 2D, DVD-playback and the like, I would recommend a
> Matrox G450 or G550 card.  They feature superb image quality,
> are completely supported (TV-output worked when I last used
> one two years ago) and well documented, and even their OpenGL
> performance is sufficient for at least xscreensaver.

I have seen these cards on Ebay for 5 Euro. That whould be a nice price.

I doesn't want to play actually games, yet. I whould to use my computer
to play video via the tv-out. Thats the main capacity that the card
should support under FreeBSD.

>  If you need 3D/OpenGL performance, get an NVidia card.  They
> have native drivers (binary-only though), which are quite stable.
> ATI Radeon cards are nice too, but I'd bad luck with DRI drivers
> recently.

I also have considered NVidida based card, but I am not sure whether the
tv-out port (svideo) is working on FreeBSD.

Okay, due to the binary drivers it should.

best regards,


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