Re: ATI and nVidia
From: Henrik Carlqvist (Henrik.Carlqvist_at_deadspam.com)
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 21:58:21 +0200
"Oli" <email@example.com> wrote:
> What is the current state of drivers from both companies?
I think both ATI and nVidia consider their binary drivers stable.
> Which is better quality?
Even if you define quality you will probably get different answers from
> Will I be able to use either without drivers for basic usage (obviously
> without making best use of the card), as Linux isn't my gaming platform
> of choice?
You will always need a driver, all cards need a driver. However, you
don't have to download and install a driver by yourself if you select a
card which has a builtin driver in XFree86.
XFree86 has native support for accelerated 2D and 3D for ATI but only
accelerated 2D support for nVidia. For more info see:
> ps I have no problem with running binary drivers... Heathen! i hear you
You will not need any binary drivers unless you need 3D gaming.
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