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#1 2004-04-05 21:29:06

punkrockguy318
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nVidia vs ATI

I've heard that nVidia drivers are better then ATI.  What are your experiacnes with nVidia drivers?  Easy to install?  Work with the new XFree?  Work nicely?  What do you guys think?  I might switch to using all nVidia cards for all my new pc's...


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#2 2004-04-05 21:42:59

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Re: nVidia vs ATI

Intel cards seem to have nice Linux support. ;-)


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#3 2004-04-05 23:42:43

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Re: nVidia vs ATI

If you're only talking about nVidia or ATi, go with nVidia.  I've had an amazing amount of issues with ATi's drivers, as well as with the open source ones.  nVidia's driver's great.  It has an actual installer, that you run in bash, but a real getty, not an xterm.  It tries to find your kernel's module, and if it's not found, it will check thier website, then, if it still can't be found, it will build one for you.  A normal XF86Config with 'nvidia' as the driver is all you need.  My experience is with a friends RIVA 128, so I don't know if you have to config things like a geForce FX differently, but hopefully I will soon, since I plan on switching.


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#4 2004-04-10 00:11:36

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Re: nVidia vs ATI

Definitely nvidia.  The nvidia driver is an advanced, full-featured driver with really fine Linux support and responsive developers.

It's obvious that Nvidia actually cares about Linux as a platform, whereas ATI's drivers seem to be more of a "let's get the whiny Linux kiddies off our back" quality.


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#5 2004-04-14 19:56:55

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Registered: 2003-10-29
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Re: nVidia vs ATI

Well you heard it right smile

Definitely nVidia.

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