best graphics card for "out of the box"
james at gray.net.au
Tue May 20 07:07:35 UTC 2008
jack wallen wrote:
> The best Nvidia card you can get on your budget. Open source 'nv'
>> driver that works reasonably well and supports xv video, and very good
>> closed source 'nvidia' driver (installs automagically with restricted
>> device manager) for accelerated video, 3d and gaming.
> thank you for your suggestion. what about the geforce 8600 GT? that's
> what i am currently looking at.
I have a very close cousin to that card (the 8600GTS) in my workstation
in the office running 8.04. Compiz and all other eye candy simply flies
and frame rates in 3D games are very good considering how much we
didn't spend on it (cost approx USD$100 6 months ago). My advice is
give it a shot and if you're not happy, talk t up on eBay - you'll get
your money back :D
 3D games in an office? you ask - yep: Friday afternoon network
Quake3 and beers all round. Heck - what else can an operations
department do with high-spec machines a Gigabit ethernet?!? ;)
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