Best 3d graphics card?

Andrew Farris flyindragon1 at
Wed Jan 13 09:19:55 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-01-12 at 19:43 -0500, Rashkae wrote:
> Koppe wrote:
> > What is the "best" (preferably personal experience)
> > accelerated 3d graphics card to use under Linux...
> > one that has good drivers available (community or
> > from the manufacturer) that actually make the card
> > work (almost) fully under Linux, but still isn't a slouch
> > under Windows either?

Generally, nVidia cards are your best bet... although see my note below.

> Get lots of debate either way, but only 2 choices are ATI or Nvidia..
> personally, I think Nvidia currently best matches what you ask for,
> though I myself plan on buying ATI going forward thanks to company
> supported and ongoing development of open source drivers.

I also like to support ATI's efforts to open-source their
their cards realyl fit my budget better than nVidia ones do.

On that note, I just bought a brand new ATI Radeon 4850 for my desktop,
and it's performing beautifully. I'm even able to play some games that
wouldnt work on my older ATI card. so...I guess its really just a toss
up anymore...

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