[TriLUG] What is the ATi equivalent of a nVidia GeForce 6800?

bak bak at picklefactory.org
Wed Oct 15 17:28:35 EDT 2008

the problem with nvidia + ubuntu that I've had is that their binary
drivers do not support xrandr 1.2. So no on-the-fly screen
reconfigurations. Or you can use the open-source driver and get xrandr
-- but no compositing.


Jarod Watkins wrote:
> I thought nvidia was the darling of Ubuntu?
> http://ph.ubuntuforums.com/showthread.php?t=920347
> http://ph.ubuntuforums.com/showthread.php?t=842029
> However ATI has open sourced their drivers, so maybe long term ATI will
> be better?
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-users/2007-September/124236.html
> I have always used nvidia and have never had any issues with their
> binary drivers. But www.phoronix.com should have the comparisons you are
> looking for.
> On Wed, 2008-10-15 at 16:59 -0400, Mike Shaw wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> I'm starting to look at getting a new 3D card since my old GeForce2 Ti
>> card just won't do "Beyond the Red
>> Line"(http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/) since switching to Ubuntu(it
>> had some driver issues beforehand anyway).  So I was starting to look
>> at getting a new cheap(<$50) 3D card and was looking at the nVidia
>> GeForce 6800 but found out that Ubuntu likes ATi better.  Anyone know
>> or have a good comparison site so I can try to figure out what an
>> equivalent would be?
>> Thanks,
>> Mike
>> -- 
>> Ed: This is worse than when he was just stupid! - from "Sitting Ducks"

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