[ubuntu-uk] Which NVIDIA GPU for Natty?
ubuntu at mfraz.orangehome.co.uk
Mon Jun 13 17:27:24 UTC 2011
On Monday 13 Jun 2011 18:11:58 Rob Beard wrote:
> On 13/06/11 17:27, Philip Newborough wrote:
> > Hello Peeps
> > I have a Dell Studio 540 system with integrated Intel i915(?) graphics
> > controller. The system works well, but I am wondering if it would
> > benefit from an upgrade? I am looking at purchasing an NVIDIA card,
> > but I am somewhat lost as to which one. I am not too bothered about it
> > being the best on the market, I am not a gamer, but I would like it to
> > perform well at HD media playback and possibly recording some
> > screencasts.
> > Any help with this would be gratefully appreciated.
> > Thanks,
> > -- Philip
> Probably the Geforce 210, you can get one here for just under £24 plus
> delivery from ebuyer.com:
> (Also includes a Street Fighter 4 download voucher, although I expect
> it's probably not much use, but you could always pass it on to someone
> who has Windows and plays games).
> It should be well supported with the proprietary NVidia driver and it
> supports VDPAU for HD video acceleration in mplayer and MythTV.
> Actually I didn't realise they were so cheap now, might pick one up for
> the kids PC.
I have the PNY 210 installed on 3 computers and it works great with 10.10, I
am having trouble getting it to work properly with 11.04 - hardware
acceleration of Flash video doesn't seem to be working.
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