[SATLUG] Video Cards

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Wed Jul 1 11:30:57 CDT 2009


> 
> ed wrote:
> > Hm.  Nice article, but the author appeared to try to find any excuse to 
> > push/save ATI.  Not a bad thing -- I used to be that way myself, until I 
> > had my first experience with an nVidia card under Linux.  It was like 
> > night and day, and I'm not talking 5 years ago -- I'm talking now, like 
> > in the last year.  I'm more at home using nVidia installation and driver 
> > packages in both legacy and current cards than I ever was with ATI, and 
> > the output quality seems so much better to me.  I'm there...
> 
> I agree that nVidia does a better job right now, but there is one other issue to 
> consider.  If there isn't a precompiled driver for your distro, you have to 
> build your own.  For me, that's not a big issue, but it might be for others.

While nVIDIA does provide some precompiled drivers, on every kernel I ever ran
I had to compile it myself. Ditto for ATI, so not much of a difference there 
as far as I am concerned.

-b.


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