Dual Monitor Video Cards

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Sun Mar 25 21:13:57 UTC 2007

Philip M. Gollucci wrote:
> Hi,
> Can anyone recommend a good video card for xorg+FreeBsd i386.
> I won't be playing any games on this computer.
> Should do well at 24bit color depth and 1600x1280 resolution.
> preferably $100-$200 range.
> I've had good luck with 2 of these and 4 monitors at $work
> nvidia0: <GeForce 7300 GT> port 0x3000-0x307f mem
> 0xe4000000-0xe4ffffff,0xc0000000-0xcfffffff,0xe5000000-0xe5ffffff irq
> 16 at device 0.0 on pci1
> nvidia0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
> nvidia1: <GeForce 7300 GT> port 0x1000-0x107f mem
> 0xe1000000-0xe1ffffff,0xd0000000-0xdfffffff,0xe2000000-0xe2ffffff irq
> 16 at device 0.0 on pci16
> nvidia1: [GIANT-LOCKED]
> using
>  5    1 0xc0b59000 6d3ea0   nvidia.ko
Don't get ATI. They're impossible to setup in FreeBSD with OpenGL
support (and are even a pain in the a$% to setup in Linux with the
proprietary drivers..). Anything nVidia, Geforce 6200 and higher will
work. Here's my 6200 that I have in my old desktop:
<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121542>, and I
can verify that this card works like a charm for many uses.

If you want dual-DVI though, you're probably better with the upper level
6000 series GT cards (if you're budget's on the cheap), because they
have wonderful DVI and rendering capability, and are expandable for many
uses, except playing high end games (a few years back) like Half-Life 2
and Oblivion.


More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list