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kerke
29th April 2004, 05:11 PM
I am looking for an inexpensive nVIDIA 8x APG card to run Fedora Core 1. What would you say is the best (Fedora Core 1) supported nVIDIA 8x AGP video card?

Thank you in advance.

pzgren
30th April 2004, 04:33 AM
Originally posted by kerke
I am looking for an inexpensive nVIDIA 8x APG card to run Fedora Core 1. What would you say is the best (Fedora Core 1) supported nVIDIA 8x AGP video card?
If you really want to use the opensource driver:
http://www.xfree86.org/4.3.0/RELNOTES2.html#2
http://www.xfree86.org/4.3.0/nv.4.html

Marcus

Varkk
30th April 2004, 06:20 AM
Just about any nVidia card should run fine with FC1, are you going to use 3D at all? If so you will need to use the nVidia driver (binary only, available from their site). Once again any Geforce card will do the trick, I guess the FX5200 would be the cheapest, but the mid-priced 5900xt range would give really good 3D performance. I think they also made an AGP 8x GF4MX which would be even heaper, but most current generation video cards won't tax the 4x AGP bus so you don't really need an 8x card.

LordMorgul
3rd May 2004, 09:06 PM
The GeForce 4 series cards that supports 8X AGP are the 4800s, and I think some 4200s... they are nearly identical actually... don't let the big number impress you.

However, unless your main use is to frequently load/reload massive amounts of textures the 8X AGP bus will not be a major improvement for these cards since the GPU is slow...

I did have success running my brother's Chaintech 5600Ultra if you're interested in a faster card, I recommend looking at this range (price vs. performance you can't go wrong... 5700-5900s are still overpriced).

Ug
3rd May 2004, 09:25 PM
Personally i favour the ATI cards. There's certainly no problems with the proprietory drivers.

I got an Ati Radeon 9600 Pro this week with 256mb RAM. I've had absolutely no problems with it and it was pretty cheap too at about 80.

micha
3rd May 2004, 10:18 PM
Yes, but the official ATI driver has very bad performance (I got an ATI 9600 Pro too). See the forum on http://www.rage3d.com for more information.