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post #11 of 41
As far as gaming goes I've had nothing but horrible problems in Linux with my 4870. Works like a charm in Windows.

I had Fallout NV running but it had random screen tears and lots of stuttering. It also only worked in Windowed mode. I had SC2 installed but I could only navigate menus (very poorly) and as soon as I tried any kind of match it crashed.

Older games like Diablo 2/War 3 and such all work fine. This is all just my experience though, not a definite answer on whether ATI is no good for Linux.

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No nvidia driverz make gtx590 go up in flames!!!!!1!!
No!!!! are you sure its not the WEAK VRM ?

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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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post #13 of 41
Sigh. It's always wise to put linux in the title, otherwise this is what happens to a thread.

I still avoid them. Even though ATi is the one supporting open source drivers (fglrx), they still are finicky. Nvidia's are proprietary, but haven't ever given me a problem. Same goes for nouveau vs ati/radeon open source driver. Nouveau never gives me a problem, but on old hardware I had to fight to get my ATi card working.

I can't comment on performance though. Never really game in linux, but if I do, it's just openGL stuff.

Melcar maintains the FGLRX lookout thread. Check there for info.
http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/...ut-thread.html
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You know the saying.."Nvidia" The way it's meant to be played
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You know the saying.."Nvidia" The way it's meant to be played
Ya, more like "Nvidia, the way it's meant to burn"
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post #16 of 41
ati is getting better IMO

but nvidia is still a clear winning as far as drivers are concerned, linux OR windows the proprietary nvidia drivers for linux are actually really nice, and simple to install

youd be able to use your ati card in linux, but it might cause a few headaches along the way that really arent worth it...
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Sigh. It's always wise to put linux in the title, otherwise this is what happens to a thread.
I thought that since it was in the Linux section that'd be enough. Guess not lol.

Anyways, looks like I may end up dual-booting with Linux again and keep Windows for my Steam games for now, at least until I get an nVidia card or ATI drivers get better.
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I thought that since it was in the Linux section that'd be enough. Guess not lol.

Anyways, looks like I may end up dual-booting with Linux again and keep Windows for my Steam games for now, at least until I get an nVidia card or ATI drivers get better.
biggest performance hit you will see gaming on linux will be steam itself also, goodluck with whatever you want to run, some times its a pain but if you work hard you can get almost anything running in wine

and even if its in the linux section, it shows up in other stuff like latests posts, newest threads, that sort of garbage
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post #19 of 41
ATI Linux support is much better now than it was in the past. But, NVIDIA has much better Linux support.

ATI is usable, but you might encounter a few more issues.
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ATI Linux support is much better now than it was in the past. But, NVIDIA has much better Linux support.

ATI is usable, but you might encounter a few more issues.
I can agree on ATI Linux support in the past. Was horrible on 9.04 buntu that 720/1080p play-back was an issue (4670). Can't say for nVidia in the past but I have no to little issue with nvidia as of now.
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