[linux-audio-user] Re: which graphics card?

R Parker rtp405 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 21 19:26:21 EDT 2006



--- Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org> wrote:

> Hallo,
> Lee Revell hat gesagt: // Lee Revell wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 2006-06-21 at 14:27 -0400, Dave Robillard
> wrote:
> > > Boycott by buying what?
> > 
> > Via or Intel.  Yes it's not "high end" but most
> people on this list
> > really don't need S3TC or whatever the hell it's
> called.  This is
> > linux-audio-user, not linux-gamer-fanboy.
> 
> Or an old and gold Matrox G450,

The G400 requires mga_hal which is a binary and blah,
freakin blah. Link S. dropped his G400 buy the studio
for me to try out. I think the G450 is a solid buy for
technical and usability requirements. It's said to run
out of the box and with dual monitor support at that.
I'm gonna go find one.

Ron

 if you still can use
> AGP or PCI. These
> are perfect cards for a Linux audio machine, and you
> almost get them
> for free on *bay. Their 3D performance is okay for
> Quake 3 Arena.
> 
> Also superhighendthreedeegraphicshardandsoftware can
> degrade audio
> performance in various ways, depending on the
> system, its drivers etc..
> Currently Creative is fighting that issue btw., see
>
http://xfi.blogspot.com/2006/05/crackling-and-popping-x-fi.html
> for
> some funny reading.
> 
> Ciao
> -- 
>  Frank Barknecht                 _
> ______footils.org_ __goto10.org__
> 


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