On Tue, 2013-11-05 at 09:20 -0600, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>On Tue, 2013-11-05 at 07:02 -0800, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
>While we're at it, does anyone have recommendations for good graphics
>cards? Pointers to good review sites?
All very good questions...
How are you planning on using them?
Very straight ahead: Web
browsing, some video, office suite, text
applications, very little gaming, minimal 3D support.
Are you willing to use proprietary drivers?
Yes. I currently
use the proprietary nvidia drivers.
Intel on die video devices seem to have the best drivers right now.
aren't as powerful as what you get with discrete cards, but depending
on what you need they might be good enough.
Nice to know, but I'm looking for a
(discrete) video card to upgrade my
desktop. My current card is a GeForce 8400GS, with which I replaced
GeForce 9500GT when its fan burned out. As I remember it, the GeForce
9500GT had less trouble with Firefox, but there have been many changes
to other software.
Radeon support has gotten better, but I think it is still a good idea
to avoid the last generation or two.
Nouveau currently has some significant limitations with regarding to reclocking
with recent nVidia cards. If you want one of those, you probably are going to
want to use the proprietary driver. If you get a somewhat older card, the
Nouveau driver should be OK.
How old is old? Where is a list of cards that work
well with the
Neither Radeon nor Nouveau have the level of OpenGL support that the
I assume you mean Intel **open source** drivers. No?