[ILUG] [comp.os.linux.hardware] Graphics card fully supported by
Open Source drivers!
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Nov 30 17:02:17 GMT 2004
Quoting Conor Wynne (weeboy at conorwynne.com):
> "almost all users" obviously does not include gamers.
I absolutely agree. Thank you for making my point for me.
3D gamers and a small contingent of people doing certain sorts of
scientific imaging really do need 3D for what they do -- complete with
loudmouthed demands that only the newest, shiniest, and fastest could
possibly do -- but you would think from the incredible amount of noise
they make on Linux forums that they were incredibly numerous and their
desires vital to the well-being of Linux. And of course neither is the
> When I am buying a card, I really couldn't care less what the 2D perf
> is like, they are pretty much all the same these days.
And there, of course, you have the traditional, all-powerful gamer
myopia: The cards you favour have pretty terrible image quality
compared to an actually _good_ card, but they have high frame rates
at high bit densities, which is all you care about.
> Matrox cards are pants for 3D games.
Et voila. Case in point. Thank you again for so ideally illustrating
> But as gamers will be (primarily) home users, I dont think that
> argument works in this scenario.
Guess what? Kernelspace bugs and unmaintainable systems don't notice
what type of building they're in.
Or, if you're saying I don't deserve a long-term reliable and
maintainable system in my house, you're simply mistaken.
> In a production environment,...
Pretty much all of my environments are production environments. Your
mileage may differ.
> And how does the riva280 perform in 1280*1024*32bit*24bit and full
> details in the latest 3D games? Thats a question, I would like to know
> as I am planning to buy a new card for chrimbo.
Given that you have special needs and share their interests (as I most
certainly do not), I'd suggest you go ask the DRI people.
> What card should I go for?
I'm sorry, do I _look_ like a consumer electronics buyers' guide? Did I
volunteer to give you free personal product advice that you could then,
at your option, either summarily ignore or follow and then complain
about? Make up your own damn mind.
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