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What graphics card should one buy?

What graphics card should one buy?

Posted Jul 5, 2010 18:23 UTC (Mon) by salimma (subscriber, #34460)
In reply to: What graphics card should one buy? by bronson
Parent article: A line in the sand for graphics drivers

That's my experience too, but be warned that the latest ATI chipset (Evergreen a.k.a. R5xxx) is still not fully usable with the open-source driver; no clock-throttling (bad for battery life) and no DRI support yet, despite the hardware being released last autumn.

My netbook (Intel graphics) can perform 3D effects that puts my laptop (ATi) to shame, and the power drain from the GPU means I barely get 90 minutes of usage out of the standard battery.


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