Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th May 2010 16:14 UTC
AMD "If you're looking for notebook power on the cheap and you're not too keen on either using Intel's integrated graphics or paying for a higher-performing, NVIDIA-made workaround (i.e., Optimus), then there's an obvious alternative mobile platform for you: AMD/ATI. AMD is gaining steam in the mobile space due to a combination of low cost and its ATI Radeon graphics solution, with Reuters reporting that the company will better than double the number of design wins this back-to-school season compared to a year ago."
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ATI Blows
by marcus0263 on Mon 10th May 2010 23:04 UTC
marcus0263
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2007-06-02

Back when my primary desktop was Microsoft I hated ATI, their drivers have and still do blow. Now that I haven't run MS for a number of years Nvidia was and still is the best video card IMO. They've always maintained good quality drivers and have supported to the Linux community very well. This is why I won't buy an AMD powered Laptop, that is until ATI actually starts producing quality drivers.

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RE: ATI Blows
by cerbie on Tue 11th May 2010 16:17 in reply to "ATI Blows"
cerbie Member since:
2006-01-02

Don't you mean until your favorite xorg driver developers start producing quality drivers? They can do that, you know. Now, they even work well for 9xxx and Xxxx(x) series cards, which was a sore spot for me up to mid/late last year.

Back in MS land, nVidia and AMD's drivers are about on par. With Vista and 7, nVidia has given me quite a bit of minor grief. nVidia's current drivers aren't like the nVidia drivers from the late 90s to early 00s; meanwhile, AMD has taken ATI's steaming pile of waste and rotting animals, and turned it into a video driver that I can rely on.

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RE[2]: ATI Blows
by marcus0263 on Wed 12th May 2010 05:31 in reply to "RE: ATI Blows"
marcus0263 Member since:
2007-06-02

I got burned by ATI and have had great luck with Nvidia, I'll stick with them. I've also got an HP Mini Netbook with the ION, it rocks. Runs Linux very well and is perfect for a portable.

"If" ATI ever gets it together I "might" take them for a test drive, but I seriously doubt it unless Nvidia falls below ATI's quality which I seriously doubt. ;)

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