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Hardware - Graphic card recommendation?

HennR - 06.12.2010, 20:31
Post subject: Graphic card recommendation?
Hi guys,

can anyone recommend a graphic card that plays nice with aptosid and has "good" 3D performance?

I'd like to play stuff like alien arena with a 1680x1050 resolution and full details.

Thanks for any tips.
towo - 06.12.2010, 20:34
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Use your gard with fglrx.
HennR - 06.12.2010, 20:59
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It's so broken...
towo - 06.12.2010, 21:02
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What is broken?
fglrx from experimntal should work relative good, if we can say good in one line with fglrx.
HennR - 06.12.2010, 21:05
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Programs seg fault or show black screens with the fglrx driver and my card (Radeon HD 4670).

Come on towo, we have a different thread for this and you ran out of ideas as well, didn't you?
I really appreciate your help but this card sucks so bad...
I tried several distros and none could get this card to work properly.
towo - 06.12.2010, 21:12
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I would suspect, your card has a hardware fault.
piper - 06.12.2010, 23:20
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Nvidia nuff said .... never had a problem, ran ati till the 9800 pro died, fglrx works, but breaks often, yes ati and intel are more open source friendly, but ... not ready for primetime, especially if a gamer (linux gaming)

I know I will hit flak with this post, but IMHO nvidia is king in video cards in linux (windows also)

Host/Kernel/OS "x1" running Linux 2.6.36-1.slh.3-aptosid-686 i686 [ aptosid 2010-03 Ἀπάτη - kde-lite - (201011221231) ]
CPU Info (1) AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ 512 KB cache flags( sse3 ht nx lm svm ) clocked at [ 2200.000 MHz ]
(2) AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ 512 KB cache flags( sse3 ht nx lm svm ) clocked at [ 2200.000 MHz ]
Videocard nVidia GF106 [GeForce 450 GTS] X.Org 1.7.7 [ 1920x1080@50.0hz ]
Network cards Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit
Processes 140 | Uptime 1day | Memory 613.2/3295.0MB | HDD ST3320620AS,ST31000528AS,ST31000528AS Size 2320GB (41%used) | GLX Renderer GeForce GTS 450/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW! | GLX Version 4.1.0 NVIDIA 260.19.21 | Client Shell | Infobash v3.34
dibl - 07.12.2010, 01:06
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Nvidia 7900GS
Nvidia 8800GTS
Nvidia 9600GT
Nvidia GTX260
Nvidia GTX480

I guess you get the idea ....
ikeinthai - 07.12.2010, 05:35
Post subject: my ati 4670 flawless.
i've been very very happy with my ati 4670 card. as towol says, have you ever gotten your card to work with ANY operating system? there are several other users active on this and the german forum that run this same card. . . in fact, that they had it already running properly is why i bought mine. . . and i've been very happy.

maybe you do have a bad card.

ike.

ps kde now gives me a seperate temp for my graphics card, and with my Gigabyte motherboard it is easy to overclock. i couldn't be happier.

pps i've got an HIS card with 1G of ddr3

i just don't like invidia's attitude. . . though i admit that if the promised LG android phone comes out with a dualcore tegra (nvidia) chip, i'll give them some of my money.
HennR - 11.12.2010, 15:01
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      towo wrote:
I would suspect, your card has a hardware fault.


Finally I did it: I installed Windows 7.

The card works flawless under windows, so there is no hardware fault.

I bought an ATI/AMD card because of the good FOSS drivers and was bitterly disapointed Sad

I ordered an Nvidia 8800GTS now, let's see if I have more success with it.
devil - 11.12.2010, 15:18
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http://wiki.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature would have told you what the state of the free driver is for different cards.

greetz
devil
DeepDayze - 11.12.2010, 15:36
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      dibl wrote:
Nvidia 7900GS
Nvidia 8800GTS
Nvidia 9600GT
Nvidia GTX260
Nvidia GTX480

I guess you get the idea ....


I have a 7900GS and an 8400GT (in another machine) and they rock on both Windows and Linux Smile

Nouveau looks promising and hopefully this driver can be made to work well as a good alternative to "the blob"

ATI's OSS driver is nearly there but not quite ready yet for primetime. My IBM T42 laptop has the Radeon Mobility 7500 which is too old for fglrx so have to use the radeon driver and it's pretty choppy.

I know ATI is trying but they can only do so much as I am sure some of their IP is not even owned by them.
seasons - 12.12.2010, 02:54
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[quote="HennR"]
      towo wrote:
I ordered an Nvidia 8800GTS now, let's see if I have more success with it.

Did you get a good deal on a used one? Why would you even bother with a relatively older card when you can get a Geforce GTX 460?
OppaErich - 12.12.2010, 11:15
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      piper wrote:

I know I will hit flak with this post, but IMHO nvidia is king in video cards in linux (windows also)

Well, try an ION - they're crap !

I'm crap, working well now....BIOS settings Embarassed
HennR - 22.12.2010, 13:12
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The nvidia works so far, I use the driver from nvidia.com, the repo stuff is broken.
finotti - 22.12.2010, 14:00
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      HennR wrote:
The nvidia works so far, I use the driver from nvidia.com, the repo stuff is broken.


For what it's worth, the "repo stuff" is working well with both my laptop (nVidia GT218 [NVS 3100M]) and desktop (nVidia G86 [GeForce 8500 GT]).

Luis
slam - 22.12.2010, 14:05
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      HennR wrote:
The nvidia works so far, I use the driver from nvidia.com, the repo stuff is broken.
The "repo stuff" is not broken. If one does not use any 3rd party scripts or the installer from nvidia before, following our manuals will set up the nvidia drivers just fine.
Greetings,
Chris
HennR - 22.12.2010, 14:13
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Following the manual didn't work for me.

I tried using that before I used the nvidia.com script.
dibl - 22.12.2010, 18:18
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      OppaErich wrote:


I'm crap, working well now....BIOS settings Embarassed


Very Happy -- good one, OppaErich! Thanks for a little humor.


@HennR, it is no disaster if you use the downloaded Nvidia driver, it works just fine. But, when you do it that way, instead of the way the manual tells, your driver module will not work for a new kernel. So, every time you install a new kernel (2 this week, so far), you must re-run the proprietary installer.
sx9 - 22.12.2010, 23:45
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ASUS ARES still is the best!

Two ATI Radeon HD 5870 (I think so) chips on one card. Nice Test on HotHardware.com (please search ASUS ARES on Google, because I don't have copy/paste on my phone and don't want to type it per hand [and switching sites would delete my text]).
HennR - 23.12.2010, 14:47
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      dibl wrote:

@HennR, it is no disaster if you use the downloaded Nvidia driver, it works just fine. But, when you do it that way, instead of the way the manual tells, your driver module will not work for a new kernel. So, every time you install a new kernel (2 this week, so far), you must re-run the proprietary installer.


Hi, thanks for the hint.

I had graphic errors lately and installed libgl1-nvidia-alternatives and libglx-nvidia-alternatives.
After that I reinstalled the nvidia.com drivers, no errors occurred so far since then.
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