Supported graphics card on X11.

Roland Smith rsmith at
Wed Feb 21 17:58:13 UTC 2007

On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 09:39:10AM -0800, Paulette McGee wrote:
> > the page for that chip set.  If I am not mistaken
> > there is more  than one driver for ATI.  IE: 
> > 
> > radeon driver 
> >
> > 
> > nv driver
> >

This is the open-source nvidia driver.

> 1) AGP = works great; in my humble opinion.
> 2) PCIe = not sure about the status of PCIe on FreeBSD

According to the Xorg radeon manual page, the RV410 (Radeon X700) and
R423/R430 (Radeon X800) are supported in PCIE. 

> 3) Integrated = Depends on the chip set.
> PS: The proprietary drivers support more chip sets
> with 3d acceleration.  Depending on your video card:
> a) chip set
> b) driver support (proprietary vs open source)
> c) Hardware interface (AGP, PCIe, Integrated).
> The 3 items listed above may steer the decision making
> process for drivers and or cards.

For radeon: every radeon up to and including the 9250 (RV280) has
accellerated 3D support by the open source radeon driver and the radeon
kernel module. These are fast enough for desktop work and light 3D use.
Later cards typically support 2D, but no accellerated
3D. See the radeon(4) manual page.

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