Suggested upgrade for a GeForce GT 450

LuMiWa lumiwa at
Sun Feb 7 21:43:37 UTC 2021

On Sun, 7 Feb 2021 20:48:10 +0100
Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:

> On Sun, 7 Feb 2021 16:57:47 +0100, Tomasz CEDRO wrote:
> > However, it turns out that nVidia in a nightmare for Open-Source, so
> > you cannot do anything except what they give you with a binary blob
> > driver, that is basic display stuff. If you want to do OpenCL or
> > similar then forget nVidia.
> That is also my individual experience with nVidia. While there
> are open source drivers, they're not as good as the binary ones
> supplied by nVidia, so if you expect 3D stuff to work (and most
> desktop environemnts today cannot work without them), you will
> have to use the original nVidia drivers, because neither "nv"
> nor "nouveau" would provide more functionality and performance
> than "vesa" (as "lowest common denominator") would.
> > After 20 years of being loyal customer of nVidia I have switched to
> > AMD RADEON RX580 simply because they support Open-Source while
> > nVidia does not.
> In the past, ATi had excellent open source support for all the
> features of the graphics card, and there was one (!) driver that
> supported them (named "ati"). Worked out of the box, no further
> fiddling with xorg.conf options or XML files... :-)

How is  Intel support. I am looking for one old(er) computer and it has
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 and another  Intel HD Graphics 640. Are
they okay for Blender and FreeCAD, please? 
Thank you.

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