[LAU] non-nVidia 3D graphics ?

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sat Mar 7 16:25:34 EST 2009

On Fri, 2009-03-06 at 08:58 -0500, Dave Phillips wrote:
> Greetings,
> A quick question: Is there any acceptable substitute for nVidia's 
> 3D-capable chipsets ? I'm particularly interested in hearing from anyone 
> who formerly used nVidia hardware and has switched to something of equal 
> performance capability, assuming there is such a thing. Also, I'm not 
> very interested in what's going to happen, I'm interested in what's 
> available now.

The "newest" I've managed to get to work with open source drivers is the
Radeon 1650 based cards. They run fine and have 3d acceleration but most
probably they are slow when compared with the nVidia cards. And of
course they are getting scarce and are hard to find (I can dig the exact
model number we are using on Monday). X800 based Radeon's were still not
working completely last time I tested. 

-- Fernando

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