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  • #16
    hi.
    I'm too considering moving to a HD5770 (maybe powercolor pcs+), but i'm used to my 7900gs (and nvidia drivers)... I'm having no issues at all, and i'm afraid of getting lots of issues with an ATI/AMD even with opensource one's...

    Since i don't really need a lot of power (but a FullHD Resolution), should i go to and gt250 (smiliar tdp in load to hd5770) or try a (more power eficient) 5770?
    I used it mostly of time for play movies and sometimes play nexuiz (and in win) games like GTR2/Rfactor.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by AndreAPL View Post
      hi.
      I'm too considering moving to a HD5770 (maybe powercolor pcs+), but i'm used to my 7900gs (and nvidia drivers)... I'm having no issues at all, and i'm afraid of getting lots of issues with an ATI/AMD even with opensource one's...

      Since i don't really need a lot of power (but a FullHD Resolution), should i go to and gt250 (smiliar tdp in load to hd5770) or try a (more power eficient) 5770?
      I used it mostly of time for play movies and sometimes play nexuiz (and in win) games like GTR2/Rfactor.
      Well... Before I got my current hd4650 card, I had a hd3650 and an old nvidia 7600 gt card.

      When I had the hd3650 and the 7600 gt, I felt the nvidia driver were more bugfree than fglrx. (about one and a half year ago).
      Now I really don't see a difference in stability between the two vendors. This is my list of cons and pros for fglrx right now:

      Cons with fglrx:
      - Fglrx's xvba isn't quite that stable yet. It works ok for me, but I see some still might have problems with it.
      - With fglrx you have to install a patched Xorg-server for good compositing support (without it, maximizing is death slow)

      Pros with fglrx / radeon card:
      - randr works great with fglrx (I don't see that support in nvidia)
      - The current oss drivers works quite well, and is still getting better.
      - Well anything not mentioned in the cons list works quite well. Including wine.

      I would choose a radeon card again.

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      • #18
        About 2D performance, i saw in some benchs here in phoronix that opensource version is much better then fglrx, and since i'll use more 2D, maybe i will use them. thanks for opinion.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by AndreAPL View Post
          About 2D performance, i saw in some benchs here in phoronix that opensource version is much better then fglrx, and since i'll use more 2D, maybe i will use them. thanks for opinion.
          catalyst/fglrx 10.3 will have the same 2D performance +flash-h264acceleration+viedeoh264 acceleration...

          ok.. the next 2-3 monds the FGLRX 10.1/10.2 will lose to... 10.3 will be the first one that is not a joke... in 2D---

          they build a EXA like acceleration.... for the FGLRX 10-3

          in my point of view... they have the speed in 10-3 but never evere the stability of the opensource driver *G*

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