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timcuth
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reply to El Quintron

Re: ATI Linux Catalyst drivers

I have gotten very good service from the ATI Catalyst driver on several distros for the past 15 months or so. That said, I recently switched to a distro that does not support it, so I've had to go with the open source radeon driver.

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Good to know, I'm planning on sticking with Ubuntu and derivs in the foreseable future, so I'll assume Catalyst will be availble on most of these.

How would you rate Catalyst versus the priprietary Nvidia driver?
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said by El Quintron:

How would you rate Catalyst versus the priprietary Nvidia driver?

I couldn't say. I got a new PC 15 months ago and that switched me from nVidia to ATI. So, I haven't used nVidia since June, '11.

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said by timcuth:

said by El Quintron:

How would you rate Catalyst versus the priprietary Nvidia driver?

I couldn't say. I got a new PC 15 months ago and that switched me from nVidia to ATI. So, I haven't used nVidia since June, '11.

Tim

Was it the best card at the time, or were you planning on ditching nvidia for a while?
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said by El Quintron:

Was it the best card at the time, or were you planning on ditching nvidia for a while?

Good question. They were offering a free upgrade to a more powerful ATI card in my new PC. Plus, I had been hearing a lot about how nVidia was trying to catch up with ATI in performance, so I decided to try it. The card is an HD6770 with a gig of memory.

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said by timcuth:

Good question. They were offering a free upgrade to a more powerful ATI card in my new PC. Plus, I had been hearing a lot about how nVidia was trying to catch up with ATI in performance, so I decided to try it. The card is an HD6770 with a gig of memory.

Tim

Cool, how long ago did you get it? and did you always run Linux on it?
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said by El Quintron:

Cool, how long ago did you get it? and did you always run Linux on it?

I've had it about 16 months. Yes, always on Linux.

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said by timcuth:

I've had it about 16 months. Yes, always on Linux.

Tim

Wicked... I'm kinda glad I'm investigating this...
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