Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Jayson Beverage <jbeverage@××××××××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Video cards
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 04:06:35
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Video cards by Jared Lindsay
I am also very pleased with my eVga branded 6800 Ultra.  I was always an 
nVidia fan but since switching to Linux and reading/seeing all the problems 
people have had with ATI cards, I am 100% convinced they are the way to go.

On Wednesday 14 December 2005 21:34, Jared Lindsay wrote:
> My 6800 works great. You can pick up a 6600GT in your price range, > and probably a 6800 vanilla. amd64 support is much better than ati's > offerings. > > On 12/12/05, John C. Shimek <jcshimek@×××××.com> wrote: > > I am running 64bit Gentoo (of course) and looking at upgrading video > > cards. I have an ATI 8500LE right now. I have that working ok I am > > having one problem. I am trying to use learn Blender. It crashes at a > > certain point due to a bug in Mesa. There is a bug report for this and > > it has been fixed upstream in Mesa 6.3. I have 6.2 and since that seems > > to be bundled in with Xorg, I think, I don't know how to upgrade to a > > newer Mesa. I have tried the Modular Xorg (with Mesa 6.4) but > > xorg-server won't build. I went back to the latest stable one. I then > > tried the ati-drivers. It compiles, I get direct rendering but X > > crashes and complains about unknown symbols. > > > > I am think I just want to get a new card, mine is 4 years old. I am > > thinking nVidia. I am wondering what is good in the 100-200USD range? > > And how good is the support for amd64? \ > > > > Thank you > > John C. Shimek > > -- > > gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list
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Re: [gentoo-amd64] Video cards Juergen Schinker <ba1020@×××××××××××××××.net>