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Re: FC4 and video card



I second that advice.
However, he's playing NWN (never winter nights) which will run awfully
slow on the R280 + open-source driver.

Gilboa

On Thu, 2005-09-08 at 18:57 -0700, Peter Gordon wrote:
> jack wallen wrote:
> > anyone have a suggestion for a good video card (not high end) to use
> > with FC4? i do a lot of graphics and DTP. thanks.
> 
> If you don't need anything overly powerful, any older Radeon (9250 and
> earlier) will work perfectly with GNU/Linux, and you won't have to worry
> about proprietary drivers or troubles that may be caused by such due to
> the fact that these Radeons are fully supported by the Free DRI drivers. :)
> 
> I've got a Radeon 9200 in my box currently and it works beautifully.
> BZFlag, Wesnoth, PPRacer, etc. all run at 1400x1050 with their highest
> settings and no slowdown (Though FSAA is currently only supported through
> ATi's proprietary alternative driver).
> 
> Note: If you plan to buy one of these do not purchase a SE card, as they
> only have half of the memory bandwidth of the ``normal'' card; i.e., 64-bit
> versus 128-bit. The SE also has a slower-clocked GPU (~200 MHz versus ~250
> MHz) You may want to check the DRI Wiki for more information:
> 
> http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/ATIRadeon


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