ATi graphics cards

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Wed Jun 1 13:47:21 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-01 at 09:29 -0400, Michael R Head wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-06-01 at 15:18 +0200, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> > > and i'm one from the opposide ;)
> > > unless you're not a hardcore-gamer, ati cards are much more reliable
> > > than nvidia cards.
> > 
> > What problems do the Nvidia cards have ? Do the fall apart... or catch
> > fire when the cooling fan fails ?! ;-)
> my nvidia card consistently treats my LCD monitor as though it's
> 1024x768 when it's connected via DVI. With the nv driver, this precludes
> using my monitor at full 1600x1200 resolution. The binary nvidia driver
> seems to get around this somehow, and if I use the VGA connector,
> 1600x1200 works. 

Ah, but that's a driver problem then, not the cards fault. 
I don't doubt that nvidia drivers have problems, as my own post
In the paragraph you quoted, the OP was talking about reliability (H/W)
of the card, not the S/W that goes with it. This was the point I was
asking him about...

Then again, since I won't buy a card before a year or two at best,
whatever the situation is currently, it will probably completely upside
down by that time, as Linux moves so quickly currently (and gladly
so... :-)


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