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RE: [SLE] Radeon " powered by " clones = " built by " under Su SE ?
  • From: Dunphy Richard-rdunph01 <Rik.Dunphy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 15:14:12 -0000
  • Message-id: <496E31A690F7D311B93C0008C789494C0532ADEF@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jpearson3 [mailto:jpearson3@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 01 November 2002 15:10
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> So here is are questions:
> Can anyone give me a report on using " PowerColor " Radeon
> 7500 or 8500 or other " powered by " clones with SuSE?

I have a Hercules AIW 7500 and it runs ok with SuSE 7.3 and 8.1

>
> Do the XFREE86 drivers work as well for the is " powered by "
> versions (clone) cards as they do for the
> " built by " cards?

Yep

> Is the performance comparable?

Yes and No. Have a look at the speed settings for the ATI and Clone boards. Some, like the Powercolor have the speed fo the chip way down compared to the ATI hardware.

The Hercules isn't too bad though.

Hope that helps,
RikD.

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