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Last time I used Linux full-time nvidia cards were the only ones with decent drivers. Is this still true or has ATI gotten better?

Reason I ask is because I'm wanting to run Linux full-time again but not if my current video card wont have any decent drivers available.

Thanks all.
post #2 of 41
nope, ati still breaks performance of older cards performance with newer driver releases.
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No nvidia driverz make gtx590 go up in flames!!!!!1!!
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No nvidia driverz make gtx590 go up in flames!!!!!1!!
Pics or it didn't happen.
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I honestly can't recommend ATI anymore. After owning many different ATI cards over the years, I always go back to NVIDIA and have a much better experience. Minimum frame rates are what matter, and NVIDIA does a much better job with them. ATI tends to have higher Max FPS, which makes the untrained eye think they are better cards.

I'd rather play a game at 50-75FPS, than 25-100FPS. It's been an issue with every single flagship ATI card i've owned.

Can't comment on Linux, but in my experience over the last 15 years with over 10 high end builds... NVIDIA's drivers are far superior to ATI's drivers. I am in no way a fanboy, I just express my opinions based on my experience.
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Pics or it didn't happen.

see! that "professional" OCer tells you not to use 267.52 drivers!

joking of course...
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post #7 of 41
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I also forgot to mention that I'd be using WINE to play Steam games as well. Not sure if either brand works better under WINE or not.
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From what I understand ATI or Nvidia, as long as you stay away from Intel graphics. While my laptop's intel graphics are on par with some lower end ATI/Nvidia chips, linux support is horrible.

Not really answering the ATI vs Nvidia linux driver question, but if you're looking for linux graphics power, stay far away from intel!
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post #9 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpswaim View Post
From what I understand ATI or Nvidia, as long as you stay away from Intel graphics. While my laptop's intel graphics are on par with some lower end ATI/Nvidia chips, linux support is horrible.

Not really answering the ATI vs Nvidia linux driver question, but if you're looking for linux graphics power, stay far away from intel!
Huh? Support is much better for Intel integrated graphics than either ATI or NVIDIA. The GPUs just aren't nearly as capable.
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Originally Posted by fazio93 View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRo-1VFMcbc

see! that "professional" OCer tells you not to use 267.52 drivers!

joking of course...
that was on a reboot also i think lmao
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