Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: John Myers <electronerd@×××××××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] NVidia - advice!
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 20:11:46
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] NVidia - advice! by Bob Sanders
On Wednesday 11 January 2006 11:57, Bob Sanders wrote:
> Fernando Boaglio, mused, then expounded: > > Hi, =D > > > > I would like to hear from your some advice about buying a new GeForce > > NVidia! > > While the 5200/5500 may be the least cost, I've been running a 6200/128MB > in one system and it's been fine with the 8178 drivers @ 1600x1024. > > But that's about the top end for it. My main system runs a 6600/256MB @ > 1920x1200, and has been fine with no problems (needed a modeline for that > resolution). It's been very stable, and works for text, HDTV, and 3D > games.
I don't play a lot of games, but my eVGA geForce 6800 runs well, aside from the noisy fan I replaced. With the binary drivers installed it Just Worked(tm) even when I replaced my old 1280x1024 max CRT with a 1600x1200 DFP. Under Windows, I can play Doom 3 at 1600x1200 on high settings at about 20fps (I 'borrowed' Doom 3 from a friend, so I don't have the Linux client) -- # # electronerd, the electronerdian from electronerdia #