ATI vs Nvidia: State of Linux drivers
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 21, 2011
I'm trying to understand how the proprietery AMD/ATI Linux drivers compare to the Nvidia proprietery drivers these days.
My Nvidia card recently died on me and I'm currently shopping around for a new one. In the past I've always chosen Nvidia because of the better driver support. However, a lot has changed on the ATI/AMD front since my last graphics card purchase, and I'm trying to work out if ATI's Linux drivers have reached the "good enough" stage.
The cards I'm considering are ATI's mid-range 5000 and 6000 cards, versus their Nvidia equivalents. (Yes, I'm a gamer and I dual boot to Windows for games.) I have been very happy with Nvidia so far, but I would like to get an idea of where ATI's Catalyst drivers now stand with following:
Performance, i.e. FPSs (Though I'm given to understand this is pretty good these days)Quality, e.g does ATI still have tearing issues? How about anti-aliasing on the desktop (i.e. Compiz)?Hardware video support?General stabil
ATI/AMD Vs. Nvidia
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 26, 2012
Ok, let me preface my question by saying that I know this is going to stir up a hornet's nest but I'm going to be buying a new video card for use with Ubuntu & some light gaming. So, the question is:
AMD or Nvidia?
More often than not it is said that for linux, Nvidia is better. I would love to buy an AMD card because I think you get more bang for your buck. However, if the drivers for AMD are that bad I don't want to spend the money on it. I'm not looking for anything high-end. I'm just looking for something in the neighborhood of $100 to enable me to play source engine games (Wine for now, natively once Steam is introducted to Ubuntu) and maybe some WOW.
Any and all opinions are welcome.
ati vs. nvidia for linux
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 8, 2011
I am in the market for a new video card. Linux compatibility is a must. In the past I've always used Nvidia because of excellent driver support. I understand that ATI has made great strides lately. How is the stability and performance of Catalyst drivers on Linux? Can anybody who is using recent ATI cards on Linux post their experience? Does it work well with Maya, Houdini, etc.? What about multi display?
In case it makes a difference, my specs are as follows:
Asus P5E (x48.)
Core 2 Quad Q6600 (OC 3200MHz)
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD
I am looking at either GeForce 560Ti or Radeon HD 6950
Nouveau vs NVIDIA
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 19, 2014
Alright, this is really simple. I recently switched from Linux Mint over to the latest Ubuntu 13.10. I've always found the traditional NVIDIA drivers to be a pain in the ass to deal with, especially if you want the latest from NVIDIA having to go get the .run file and blablabla. Point is, I have a GTX 660 Ti, and I decided to go with the NVIDIA driver right from the software center.
I've never really used the Nouveau driver, so I have no idea how well it works. I either want to update to the latest from NVIDIA using the .run file or go with Nouveau. I've heard that the Nouveau driver is really good considering, but I'd like to know what other people think. Any help\information is appreciated.
ATI vs NVIDIA Linux Drivers
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 15, 2005
ATI vs NVIDIA Linux Drivers:
What are your current views on which are better. (which are more stable, cause less problems, and are less of a hastle to use?). What are your opinions and experiences?
Nvidia, Arch Driver vs proprietary...
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 12, 2010
Long time no see
I have an Arch box with Nvidia proprietary driver installed...
I wish to know if it is possible to uninstall this thing and install the Arch package for Nvidia...
Thing is that I have multilib enabled, installed the 32bit compatibility from Nvidia proprietary driver, but wanting to run a 32bit wind0ze app in wine, ( after having installed the 32bit Nvidia-utils ), it complains about a mismatch in library versions...
So, how do I uninstall the proprietary Driver and configure my Gforge 9600M GT to run with Arch Drivers....?
LXer: NVIDIA Performance: Windows vs. Linux vs. Solaris
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 7, 2008
Published at LXer:
Earlier this week we previewed the Quadro FX1700, which is one of NVIDIA's mid-range workstation graphics cards that is based upon the G84GL core that in turn is derived from the consumer-class GeForce 8600 series. This PCI Express graphics card offers 512MB of video memory with two dual-link DVI connections and support for OpenGL 2.1 while maintaining a maximum power consumption of just 42 Watts. As we mentioned in the preview article, we would be looking at this graphics card's performance not only under Linux but also testing this workstation solution in both Microsoft Windows and Sun's Solaris. In this article today, we are doing just that as we test the NVIDIA Quadro FX1700 512MB with each of these operating systems and their respective binary display drivers.
AMD Radeon 6450 vs ubuntu 11.10
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 21, 2012
Just bought a new PC which came with an AMD Radeon HD 6450 card. The e11.10 LiveCD booted and ran fine for the installer. Restarted. After selecting ubuntu from the grub menu it goes directly to a blinking purple screen. What should I try in order to get this thing working?
Ubuntu vs Fedora LiveCD Nvidia
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 7, 2009
I would like to know why the following facts are the way they are:
Point of Reference
I have been using Feisty 7.04 for over two years. I have a GForce 6600 Nvidia card attached to a Viewsonic DVI monitor. After installation I only got 800x600 in resolution. I had to chase down the drivers directly from Nvidia and do a somewhat confusing install---cannot remember details now) to get it to work in the native 1680x1050. I also had to chase down a special driver for my Canon IP4000 and install it twice; once for each paper source and duplex was not available.
Now it is getting close to upgrade so I created LiveCDs for a few distros and am comparing Ubuntu Intrepid with Fedora 10. Fedora seems a little faster and less of a problem.
Results of quick test:
Fedora LiveCD automatically found my nvidia card and automaticaly set the resolution correctly.
I installed and tested the suggested driver for my Canon IP4000 and all features worked properly.
ATI vs. nVidia: Current Thinking?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 21, 2013
Most recent discussion I found was over two years ago, so here it comes again
I've got a Dell OptiPlex 780/SMT, 1x Core 2 Duo, 3GHz on the way. I'll be wanting to install an economical dual-DVI graphics card in it. By "economical" I mean under $100 or so. (Used from a reliable source would be fine.)
The ATI in my machine here at home, with the open source driver, has worked well for me. Meanwhile, another Dell machine at work has an nVidia card in it. (Running WinXP Pro.) (It's a Quadro <something>. I recall not which.)
I'll be running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Probably XUbuntu, for the xfce WM/Desktop, as I've heard nothing but negatives about Gnome 3.
So: nVidia or ATI, this time? Any particular recommendations?
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