[ubuntu-uk] Suggest a graphics card
javadayaz at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 10:41:38 BST 2009
Im yet to buy the television so i dont know the resolution.i dont really
need it for gaming as i dont really that often anyway.
I would definately like to get some HD viewing but i dont think i would be
able to stream a HD signal to the TV (see earlier post :) )
That fact that it is silent is brilliant!
2009/7/8 Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk>
> javadayaz wrote:
> > I am thinking of installing a graphics into my machine finally.
> > Can you please suggest a cheap graphics card?
> > It must:
> > PLAY NICE WITH UBUNTU. (easy to set up. no problem with compiz)
> > display HD for a screen size of at least 37".
> > Not require extra cooling.
> > Looking forward to your comments!
> > --
> > Javad
> Well there is this one at about £45...
> It's got an NVidia 9400 Chipset so although it's not the fastest card
> out there it should be fine for Compiz, basic 3D gaming and HD media
> playback (IIRC you need to enable VDPAU with something like Mplayer or
> MythTV to get HD acceleration).
> You don't say what resolution the TV is, it could be anything really (a
> bigger size doesn't necessarily mean a higher resolution) but I would
> assume that this card would happily play HD video at 720p (1280x720) or
> 1080p (1920x1080) resolutions.
> It would require the proprietary NVidia drivers installing but this
> should be a simple couple of clicks to enable the restricted NVidia driver.
> It also has a big heat sink rather than a cooling fan so it will be
> completely silent.
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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