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#1 BlackSpyder

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 06:37 PM

my current card is a Radeon 9250 (256mb RAM) or so the box and Windows said. Now that I've switched over to Fedora it only registers as a 9200 (which make Beryl and Compiz a dream not a reality). I heard that nVidea had better Linux support. So I'm looking into nVidea DX9 cards (I dont game much anymore and most of my games are DX9 anyway) but I know 0 about nVidea product (i can always assume that higher is better but I doubt that)

So heres what I'm looking for: A DX9 nVidea card that is better then my current one and runs the price range of under $75 (what I paid for my ATi a year ago) PCI-e x16 or PCI connection ( I dont have a AGP slot)

or you may suggest ATi cards that use the flgrx drivers (or better yet come with Linux drivers).

Edited by BlackSpyder, 28 July 2007 - 06:41 PM.

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 07:14 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814145127

a little better than your present card

I would verify a driver before buying the card

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display..._100.14.11.html
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 09:29 PM

heres what Ive figured out (kinda sorta) 7 series are DX9 cards and 8 series are DX10 cards. What does GT/GTX/GS and all that stand for? Why is it that an ASUS 8600GT costs the same as a ASUS 7600GS and the same goes for some of the other brands as well (eVGA and BFG) same memory and all

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 09:45 PM

This and this will help you out. One of the most important figures is the "Memory Transfer Rate".

I'd pick this card.

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 10:11 PM

Ill Probly go with this ASUS card its available locally @ $10 less. (79.99)

Your opinions of it? (Yeah its a little over the budget but the shipping would have brought it on up into this range)

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 10:45 PM

It's gotten pretty good reviews, I'd go for it. The memory clock is slightly higher than compared to the card I chose and it has a passive cooler instead of a fan. Keep the airflow inside the case cool and steady and you should be alright.

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 10:54 PM

Thanks. I got enough fans to keep the Devil in a Parka (LOL). and will probably add one more (PCI slot fan in current video card's place).

BTW the review that ment the most to me was this one:

Pros: Fanless. Good price/value combo. Works great with Linux nvidia drivers.

and not to mention the guy at the shop said that he was using this card with his *buntu box and it was working fine.

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