Posted Sep 26, 2006 22:28 UTC (Tue) by obi
In reply to: graphics cards
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
With ATI the best you can do is an X850, which is in theory still supported with the relatively new R300 driver. I've got a number of R200 and R300-class hardware, but when I look around to replace these there's very little options available to me.
Well, maybe I'm a bit impatient - maybe there will be an effort to reverse-engineer the latest generations too.
However, the question was which manufacturer do I reward for being a good open-specs or open-driver citizen. Considering there's an R300 driver in spite of ATI, not thanks to ATI, I find it hard to justify sending cash their way.
ATI, 3dfx, Matrox and others used to be good, now they're not anymore. Intel is the only "good" one (minus a few tiny niggles), and one I'd recommend in a flash provided they have a graphics product that sort of matches your needs, however it often doesn't.
(I refer to my other post on intel graphics here: http://lwn.net/Articles/201235/ )
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