Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jun 2008 09:49 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX Yesterday, we reported on the statement several kernel developers had signed that urged hardware manufacturers to open up their Linux modules and drivers. "We, the undersigned Linux kernel developers, consider any closed-source Linux kernel module or driver to be harmful and undesirable," the statement read. Nvidia, which delivers probably the most prominent closed-source Linux driver, has reiterated its position concerning this matter.
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kittynipples
Member since:
2006-08-02

The new 48XX AMD cards are the best cards around PERIOD

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So why would any Linux user still choose Nvidia?


The AMD/ATI chips are inferior to what NVIDIA is putting out. The only reason why their card has better performance is because they stack 2 chips on it.

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kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Nope,

the normal 4870 is better in every respect than the GTX 280 ..

( german: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/Radeon-HD-4800-uebertrumpft-Konkurre... )

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jibbers Member since:
2008-06-25

I like how they use the theoretical GFLOPS numbers instead of actually running any real applications. Oh right, because that would show how the GTX280 spanks anything and everything AMD has.

Oops. You fail.

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TheMonoTone Member since:
2006-01-01

The nvidia chip has a much more elaborate setup and many many more transistors.

I'd say the ATI chip design is very good for what it does. Its cheap to produce, sips power, stays cool, and its *scalable* by adding on die copies or on board copies.

Comparing price to performance its pretty obvious what most sane people would fork over money for.

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