supported cards graphics
rjshaw at netspace.net.au
Thu Jun 28 10:14:30 PDT 2007
Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 01:52:33AM +1000, Russell Shaw wrote:
>> Instituto de Ingenieria Área de Sistemas Unix/Linux wrote:
>>> I'm going to buy an Intel QuadCore system and I would like to install
>>> FreeBSD, I'm going to use it with graphic applications so I need it to
>>> work well with 3D graphic acceleration cards.
>>> In the Freebsd list people reply me by sending a link to the Freebsd
>>> supported hardware web site, but there isn't any information about
>>> graphic cards, so they tell me to check the Xorg site but i can't find
>>> any information regarding supported cards.
>>> Could anyone help me with this?
>> ATI proprietory linux drivers are utter garbage and NVidia ones are
>> infinitely better i've found.
>> The FOSS drivers won't give you much if any acceleration.
> Except that neither of them are supported on FreeBSD (NVIDIA's last
> FreeBSD driver won't work on anything beyond 6.7.x, IIRC), and that the
> FOSS Radeon driver offers almost full acceleration for everything up to
> X999 (i.e. anything below X1000),
X series only? The FOSS driver for the 9550 seemed pretty unaccelerated.
The proprietory ATI driver would lock up or crash in firefox on web pages
with java graphs.
> and that the FOSS Intel driver has full
> acceleration for all its chipsets.
> But, apart from that, I guess you're right.
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