[oclug] Which video card???
hdc_at_fs.ca at oclug.on.ca
Fri Jun 6 07:59:14 EDT 2003
I am looking for advice here.
I want to order a new home system for myself, and don't know what video
card to get. I have always wanted to set up dual head, and was thinking I
would get a Matrox Millenium G550 Dual Head (about $160 right now)
(though presumably I could just put in two standard video cards to achieve
the same thing).
The only reason I question my thinking is because there is so much talk
about nVidia. Why are they so popular, despite being closed source? Is it
because they really good and really cheap??
I am really averse to getting something with closed source drivers. As
recently as last night, the mplayer (thanks Vic) FAQ is still talking about
outstanding issues with nVidia drivers.
I want accelerated video, though I am no gamer, and 3D is not really an issue
for me. It would be nice to be able to run a flight simulator for Linux about
once a year, but other than that, 3D is o biggie for me. I just want good, fast,
What do people recommend? ATI? Matrox? NVidia? Something else?
All opinions gratefully received. Thanks.
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