[SATLUG] Video Cards

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 19:35:18 CDT 2009

I use ATI on my desktop machine and Nvidia on my MacBook Pro. I've used both
with Linux as well and neither give me trouble. If I had a choice, I would
go with ATI just because they recognize and participate with the Open Source
Community - all other things equal.


On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 7:16 PM, Herb Cee <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:

> Peter Cross wrote:
>> OK after looking at Toms hardware and Googling the crap out of it I am no
>> further then where I started.
>> Which has better HDMI support ATI or NVidia?
> Hey Peter, I will use the recent experience with Cheryl to once again say
> that both are mass produced by the thousands and your have two concerns.
> 1. Are the chips on the board quality.
> a.     Here I had two ATI units fail both with only a few hours of
> operation. Both times the card totally failed not a splash screen even. So
> was not a driver failure
> b.   The Nivida card seems to be running with no problems. almost a mo now.
> 2. Are the board drivers opensource and are they supported by the mfg.
> a.     I had no trouble with the ATI being found by the loader for install
> of Ubuntu 8.04 and this driver is one of the ones released to the OSC by the
> mfg.
> b.   I had to allow access to the non opensource drivers repository for the
> card to be seen and driven, but no problems here either.
> So Peter it sort of boils down to two very equal technical companies that
> basically split the competative market and the street word is that Nivida
> writes better code but that ATI will surpass that benchmark with the backing
> and participation of the OSC  sooooo........ there you have it.
> I would love to hear some other thoughts on this thread.
> herb
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