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I may switch out with my wife's 9600 GT and see how that goes.
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I may switch out with my wife's 9600 GT and see how that goes.
It will probably get rid of the graphical glitches if there are any. The performance increase may vary, it might be significant or it might not be that much.

Also adding -dxlevel 95 or -dxlevel 81 to the launch options might increase performance and remove glitches at the cost of looks. You do not want it trying to run dx10. Also editing some of the graphics options is a good idea because there will be some in particular that will be particularly glitchy or slow.
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ATI on Linux is still horribad, even more with the newer cards. At least you have the option to use the open source drivers with the slightly earlier cards.
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Pics or it didn't happen.
-rep for if you were serious.
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My experience with ATI has been bad,i switched a few years ago and havent looked back since.
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I went ahead and ordered a GTX 460, not necessarily just for Linux as I was needing a new video card anyways, but hopefully WINE will run better with it.
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yup
still can't fold or oc ati card's in linux
like nvidia cards
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I went ahead and ordered a GTX 460, not necessarily just for Linux as I was needing a new video card anyways, but hopefully WINE will run better with it.
I can play crysis 1 and 2 along with metro (no dx11 tho)
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I can play crysis 1 and 2 along with metro (no dx11 tho)
Wait, in WINE? If so, WINE has come a long way since I last used Linux full-time.
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Wait, in WINE? If so, WINE has come a long way since I last used Linux full-time.
yeah apparently crysis is actually one of the easier games to get running

it really doesnt have to do with how graphically demanding the game is... while some might give you an unplayable performance hit and taht would be an issue... it really depends on how the game was built

although if you dont know how to tweak your wine to death i wouldnt listen to all the games the people here on OCN throw out it isnt exactly at the plug and play point for most things quite yet
Kinda meh now...
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Yeah I kinda figured you'd have to tweak it a bit to get it working, but last time I used WINE it was impossible to get anything that heavily used DirectX to work.

Glad to see how far Linux gaming has come. Now if only we can convince companies to make games native for Linux...
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