[oclug] Which video card???
bart-oclug at jukie.net
Fri Jun 6 14:53:05 EDT 2003
* Hugh Campbell <hdc_at_fs.ca at oclug.on.ca> [030606 14:46]:
> 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).
I have only good things to say about the G550's. Unless you are looking
for 3D you will get your money's worth.
> 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??
They have fantastic 3d support on Linux.
> What do people recommend? ATI? Matrox? NVidia? Something else?
Don't get the top of the line ATI. A guy at work recompiles his X
weekly because he finds it unstable on his Radeon 9xxx (sorry, I don't
follow the ATI product names).
The support for the 6month old products seems to be good with ATI, but
not the cutting edge stuff. Anyway, he is running dual head on it, but
he cannot get a stable dual-head setup with DRI. locks up after a few
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