Graphics card recommendation

Jeff Laine wtf.jlaine at
Thu Oct 15 18:45:35 UTC 2009

On Wed,14-10-2009 [23:48:26], Polytropon wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 10:55:05 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
> > All of my cards are ATI and I don't know of the "mtrr" problem you're 
> > talking about.  This X1650 works fine on i386 with both 7-STABLE and 
> > 8-STABLE.
> I had an old-fashioned ATI Radeon 9200 RV250 AGP with both a VGA
> and a VGA-on-DVI monitor. With also old-fashioned XFree86 this
> setting worked good performance-wise, which was in FreeBSD 5,
> but I haven't tested this in FreeBSD 7 with Xorg yet because
> I'm very upset about the speed-loss of "modern" software. :-(
> Furthermore, I don't have the second 21" CRT anymore, so no
> dual-head for me at the moment.
> I am nearly sure that for today's requirements, Intel GPUs
> seem to be the most fitting ones, but as I don't own any of
> them, I can't give you clues from a user's point of view.
> In the past, ATI always was my first choice, but today, I
> would triple-check anything.

Having had a _lot_ of troubles with Intel video recently I'd not recommend using it.
Poor performance (both 2D and 3D) and various glitches after several updates of intel-video driver.
And still having that bug with broken xv out driver of mplayer. :(

Best regards,

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