[OTs] free video hardware

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Sun Apr 23 19:33:03 UTC 2006

On Sat, 22 Apr 2006, Bruno Wolff III wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 22, 2006 at 10:08:37 +0200,
>  "A.J. Bonnema" <abonnema at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> What I am looking for is 3D performance. I will just go and see if I can
>> find a comparison of Radeon 9200 and other cards (like my radeon 800 XL).
> Another nice thing about 9200s is that they don't need a fan for the card,
> so its quieter.

Well they shouldn't need a fan but the one my desktop suffers visual 
aberations without additional airflow.

The 9200/9250 aren't very long for the world at this point so smoke it 
while you have it as the saying goes.

>> BTW my own card works well with the radeon driver for 2D, but I am
>> looking for 3D performance too (I don't know why, but I like playing
>> games :{  )
> The driver for the 9200 uses the 3d features of the card. The reason things
> are slower is that the card is an older model.
> If you buy a 9200, stay away from the SE cards.
> Also note that free software support for ATI r300 based cards is being worked
> on. I don't know the exact state of things, but my impression is that the
> the driver is usable now.

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