Alan Cox wrote: > On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 08:50:38AM +1000, Paul Gear wrote: > >>buy new now locally (Brisbane, Australia) are ATI and NVIDIA. (A >>GeForce2 MX400 (!) 64 Mb for AU$58 and a Radeon 9200 SE 64 Mb for >>AU$65.) I'm sure the market is different in other countries, but i >>don't think Australia is an unrepresentative part of the world. > > > Every low end player now mostly targets the motherboard market. Its > just too expensive to bother with the hassle of connectors and bits > of board nowdays. I'm not so sure they are all low-end either - the later > intel i8xx 3D is rather nice. Not according to Tom's Hardware: http://www20.tomshardware.com/graphic/20040211/radeon_9100-16.html and check out the benchmarks starting at http://www20.tomshardware.com/graphic/20040211/radeon_9100-11.html At our school, we have a few teachers that teach 3D graphic design and gaming design to our high schoolers, and the consistent message i get from them after testing is: the "Extreme" in "Intel Extreme Graphics (2)" (the IGP in the 845 & 865) stands for "extremely slow". :-) All of this is beside the point i was trying to make: many people have an existing investment in NVIDIA & ATI, and even if they wanted to swap to something more Linux friendly, it would mean a big performance drop and a new motherboard. -- Paul http://paulgear.webhop.net -- A: Because we read from top to bottom, left to right. Q: Why should i start my email reply *below* the quoted text?
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