Silent inexpensive graphics cards
waldbauernbub at gmx.at
Mon Nov 29 16:42:14 UTC 2010
Am 2010-11-29 16:59, schrieb Rashkae:
> On 10-11-29 09:34 AM, David Fletcher wrote:
[snip - question on video cards]
> On the other hand, if you want to experiment with gaming, either through
> Wine or native linux games, and possibly high end 3D modeling (I've
> never tested performance with Blender and open source drivers) then
> Nividia is still the only good choice, with Binary drivers. They
> generally work and Nivdia supports them well, at least, for a while.
> Older cards get the cold shoulder from Nvidia, and with no Open source
> support, eventually become problematic. (I have 2 notebooks, for
> example, with 6100 mobile GPU's that I've had to retire since they just
> don't work anymore with newer distros anymore)
Did you check out the recent "nouveau" driver which ships with recent
ubuntu versions. It supports quite a lot of nvidia cards. It is the
standard open source nvidia driver of ubuntu since 10.04. I used them on
another machine with a nvidia driver and the worked better than the
proprietary ones (although no 3d acceleration).
Maybe you can reactivate your notebooks.
But I agree with you. Up to now I am very satisfied with my Radeon 4290
integrated graphics-GPU of my Asus M4A89GTD-Pro/USB3 motherboard.
The OP should consider an integrated graphics processor, too if his son
doesn't need to play 3d-games.
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