On graphics cards (was: Re: ATi graphics cards)

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Wed Jun 1 15:48:43 UTC 2005

> ...I'm not massively inclined to enter this argument, but this statistic
> is totally, totally, totally wrong.  Not even close to 90%.
> ....Radeons up to and including....
> ....Let's make up a small table.
> ...*: nv isn't really open source, honestly.
> Breaking down that table:
>   * ATI have open-source 3D support for everything up to and including
>     the 9250.
> Make your own mind up.

Ahhhh, interesting. Given all this info, it looks like Ati is to Nvidia
what Gnuméric and Galeon are FF and OOo.... so to speak.
I shall consider ATI cards whenever I am in the market... probably not
before a year or two... I am skint. :-/

> That would be because glxgears is not (repeat: NOT) a benchmark.

Ah okay... I will stop focusing on it then.
Only real test is to try a card in it's intended environement, X-Plane
here, and see for myself what it does in practice.
Sadly, I don't know how to get X-Plane to display FPS numbers, so it's
hard to compare cards :-/


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