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Re: nVidia vs. ATI graphics card for fedora



Globe Trotter wrote:
> a 256 MB PCIe x16 nVidia NVS 290, Dual Monitor capable
> ATI Fire GL V3600 256MB, Dual Monitor DVI Capable             ATI3600

Neither of those are good options, as they both only fully work with
proprietary drivers. (In particular, you don't get any OpenGL support in
Fedora out of the box with those, dual monitor might also not work without
proprietary drivers (especially with the nVidia card) and the proprietary
drivers cause several types of hassle and often have bugs which are
impossible to fix for anybody other than the manufacturer.)

An older Radeon (up to r5xx, see http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/ATIRadeon )
is a better choice.

        Kevin Kofler


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