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Postby jaedo71 on Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:29 am

Which type of cards work better with LM13? Nvidia or Radeon? I was looking at upgrading to a 500 series or 600 series geforce...
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Also, I want to purchase an ASUS brand card because I have an ASUS motherboard. I have a Compaq SW5413WM desktop from 2008.
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Re: nvidia or radeon?

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:06 pm

One word: Nvidia
You will have nothing but trouble with AMD cards, they have garbage drivers for Linux. Nvidia drivers are much much better and way easier to install.
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Re: nvidia or radeon?

Postby Onsen on Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:28 pm

You'll probably have issues either way. I know I did.
What I found out after trouble shooting for both is that nvidia has a long history of working better than the competition on Linux, but that AMD/ATI caught up very recently (2012) and, yes, proprietary drivers for my radeon hd 6000er series work just fine.

Still,... I can't get HD videos (1080p) to work. Neither with nvidia nor with radeon.
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Re: nvidia or radeon?

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:24 am

Bs, I have a GT430 ($50 card) and I can play 1080p perfectly on YouTube. Maybe your CPU sucks, get a dual-core or higher.
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Re: nvidia or radeon?

Postby OldManHook on Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:04 pm

sagirfahmid3 wrote:One word: Nvidia
You will have nothing but trouble with AMD cards, they have garbage drivers for Linux. Nvidia drivers are much much better and way easier to install.



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Re: nvidia or radeon?

Postby jamvaru on Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:03 pm

I have an ATI card, sort of... using the A8 apu sytem

I just accessed the ATI config screen, but I had to run it via root terminal, in usr/bin; no biggie
It has plenty of options, though not as much as the windows version

works great

(i generally steer away from intel and nvidia as they are traditionally the market dominators ... im a big fan of Underdog)
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Re: nvidia or radeon?

Postby homerscousin on Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:19 pm

I'll throw this out for something to think about. My last computer was a pentium d 1gb ram and a geforce gt 220. I failed to install the nvidia drivers, 5 times, then the card died. Rather than get another graphics card I went for a new ivy bridge system and use the on cpu Intel HD4000 graphics. So far it is flawlees with Mint. Everything works exactly as I would expect. With the old system I could play 1080p video from dvd or utube fairly well. Some videos were skippy. CPU use was 50% and up. Now on the new system everything is perfect. I can play a 1080p 60 fps video and the cpu sits at idle speed of 1.6 ghz and about 20-25 % use. The only time the cpu hits 3.4ghz is the occasional one second blip when it must be performing system functions. My power supply, an Antec 430, doesn't even get warm even on a 90 degree day. The next time I order parts I'm getting a watt meter to know for sure what the power use is. But, I'll bet the ivy bridge system is using around $50. less per year. Something to think about if you're electric bill conscious and not a serious gamer with an absolute need for a powerful graphics card.
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Re: nvidia or radeon?

Postby DrHu on Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:25 pm

Nvidia has had the better support for Linux for the longer time
    Nvidia also has archives of their legacy drivers available, even some pretty old ones like the 5500 GX series, using nvidia 173.xxx driver, that is at least 10 yrs old..

You should simply check for issues with those particular chips-sets or card names to determine how well it is supported and what problems if any have occurred..

Phoronix testing reviews site, often using the latest cards + Linux..
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=c ... hics+Cards
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