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Re: [SLE] Best graphics card?
  • From: Curtis Rey <crrey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 09:19:53 -0500
  • Message-id: <auto-000000800688@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Well. In deference to Mads, I have an nVidia GForce3 ti-200, costs me about
$150 U.S. I have had to install the lastest drivers from nVidia from source
(simple really, just un=tar.gz, and then run make = if you need pointers on
setting up XF86Config file, skip yast and hand edit the file - much easier
and I will help you with the particular options to optimize the card). I
don't know your experience level (I'm just above a newb myself in some
respects) but I have setup and optimize many games in Linux and have gotten
my nVidia drivers to give me about 40 to 60 fps in tribes2 with all features

HTH, Curtis

On Tuesday 16 April 2002 09:27, Kaare Rasmussen wrote:
> I think it's time to get a new machine. SuSE 8.0 comes with exciting 3D
> games :-)
> But what is the "best buy" for a graphics card? My hardware friends tell me
> about
> ATI Radeon. Should be powerful compared to the price
> GForce 2. Not as good as Gforce 3, but cheaper
> GForce 3. Very fast but expensive
> GForce 4. ???
> But of course performance depends a lot on the driver, so - what is the
> best card for Linux use in order of price/performance?

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