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Re: [vox] Video Card On a Budget



On Monday 01 December 2003 18:10, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> rusty,
>
> if you're into ebay, a voodoo 3 would cost you between $10 and $20.  you
> can't do much better than that.
>
> although 3dfx is no more, they were one of the best friends the open
> source community had.  they opened up their specs before anyone else.
> the card is *extremely* well supported on linux.
>
> in addition, it hardware accelerates opengl, so you'll be able to use it
> to play most commercial linux games.  you'll certainly be able to play
> quake 3.
>
> the voodoo 5 will cost you between $40 and $60, but for that price you
> can get yourself an old (1st generation) radeon.
>
> btw, speaking of radeons, ATI is not a friend of OSS.  i have to eat
> crow here: although NVIDIA has a bad rep for not opening up their
> drivers, they've done a LOT more than ATI ever did to make sure that
> linux users can use their cards.  NVIDIA may not be a friend of OSS, but
> they're very linux friendly, for the most part.
>
> don't know much about modern matrox cards, but i think matrox opened up
> their drivers.  the killer gamer combination 5 years ago was a Voodoo 2
> passing through to a matrox millennium...   the good old days.   :)
>
> pete

The Voodoo 3 looks like a possible winner. Though what would the advantage of 
a 1st generation radeon. Other than getting X set up at InstallFests (the 
reason I am staying away from nVidia) I have little working knowledge of 
video cards.
-- 
Rusty Minden
(916) 247-0809
clownsinc@comcast.net
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