State of 3d video, which vendor has best support?

KlaymenDK jan+freebsd at
Mon Sep 8 13:10:02 UTC 2008

Hi all,
I'm about to build a new pc, the first in quite a few years. My problem is
that I can't find out if I should choose a 3D chipset from Intel, Ati, or
nVidia. What's the state of support, track record, and such for these

I'm planning to use FreeBSD (duh) mainly as a quad-core, dual-headed, desktop
workstation, but would very much like to be able to play the occasional BZFlag
(call me oldschool). Which vendor I choose will affect my options for
motherboard and (onboard/separate) video, which will affect my choice of CPU,
and so on. So this seems to be a fundamental question, but I can't find an
authoritative guide to 3D in FreeBSD.

Any tips?

:o) KlaymenDK
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