xorg gfx card: amd64+xvideo+decent 2d performance

Peter Schuller peter.schuller at infidyne.com
Fri Sep 19 19:30:00 UTC 2008


I've been trying to find anything that fits the bill. My only
requirements are:

* That it works with amd64 (on FreeBSD, obviously).
* That it supports Xvideo.
* That it has decent 2D performance.
* That it works with wide screen resolutions (so I guess basically
  modern hardware + modern driver).

Unfortunately, the 'nv' driver has significant performance issues so
nVidia cards are out. I love what ATI is doing with the radeonhd
driver, but no Xvideo yet.

I know Matrox used to be a good bet, but apparantly modern cards
require binary blobs. I hear good things about Intel chipsets, but
then I cannot find any cards that have them (only integrated on
motherboards, which puts too much of a constraint on the choice of

Anyone got any recommendations?

/ Peter Schuller

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