Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Oct 2006 14:02 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
3D News, GL, DirectX "Open-source support has appeared by default in X.Org 7.1 for R300 generation GPUs. While ATI does not officially support these R300 open-source drivers, this alternative have been gaining momentum with users largely due to the lack of GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap support in fglrx. This extension is needed for the AIGLX desktop eye-candy. These drivers do lack TV-out support and many other features found within ATI's fglrx drivers, but how does its performance compare?"
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RE: Stupid article
by espinafre on Fri 6th Oct 2006 15:35 UTC
espinafre
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2006-01-15

Except NVidia's proprietary drivers Just Work, and they are at least as fast as their Windows versions too. I believe that's because of the same codebase, but whatever. I'm sticking to nVidia for my Linux/FreeBSD gaming. ATI products just suck too much.

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RE[2]: Stupid article
by smitty on Fri 6th Oct 2006 16:05 in reply to "RE: Stupid article"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

Except NVidia's proprietary drivers Just Work, and they are at least as fast as their Windows versions too.

Until you upgrade the kernel, anyway. And they still don't support AIGLX unless you go to a beta version. Still, if all you care about is performance then going proprietary NVidia is the obvious route to take.

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RE[3]: Stupid article
by binarycrusader on Fri 6th Oct 2006 17:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Stupid article"
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

Until you upgrade the kernel, anyway

That's not NVidia's fault, that's the kernel's fault for not having a stable API.


And they still don't support AIGLX unless you go to a beta version. Still, if all you care about is performance then going proprietary NVidia is the obvious route to take.

Oh, nice jab there. Soon that Beta driver will be the stable one so that point will be moot too.

The only reason to not use nVidia drivers is because you have some emotionally-based objection to them. Otherwise, any practical person that can use them will use them.

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