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Re: FC4 and video card



On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 18:57:28 -0700,
  Peter Gordon <admin ramshacklestudios com> 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:

I have a 9200 and use it to play NWN and it seems to be fast enough.
I did have some significant problems with lockups before FC4. I still
get some rare lockups. I haven't gotten any since the recent xorg update,
but it hasn't been long enough that I am sure the problem is fixed.


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