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Re: [opensuse] Advice on mobile video card
  • From: Michael Werner <bignrulez@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 19:13:03 +0100
  • Message-id: <4600242F.2090304@xxxxxxx>
Matthias Titeux schrieb:
I would like to have some advice on the choice of a laptop.
It is a Dell Inspiron 6400 (15.4" screen), and it is available with two different video cards
- ATI radeon mobility X1400 256Mb + Hypermemory
- Nvidia Geforce Go 7300 256Mb + Turbocache

The ATI is slightly cheaper and google seems to say that this card has better spec than the nvidia one.

Although, I know that Nvidia is generally a better choice for Linux, I do have a laptop with an ATI X600 card that performs well under OpenSUSE 10.2 (XGL, beryl, compiz works), but still the old Nvidia on the desktop (GF Ti4200) is easier to handle (when updating kernel...)
The SUSE hardware database list the ATI card as fully supported through the proprietary driver.

So, my question is ... is someone happy with this ATI card under SUSE linux ?
Since it costs less and seems more performant, if I have good feedbacks I might try ATI for this laptop.

Thanks in advance



If you  plan to use cedega or wine to play games you should take NVIDIA.
As i remember the ATI-Souftware tools are better then NVIDIAs.
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