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This is the cheapest 5870 I can find from a reputable local dealer.
Would likely go for one of the ones with a better cooler (for quieter operation) so am more probably looking at about $580. So if you're so sure I'll have NO issues can I bank on you refunding me in the case of fglrx issues?
You, Linux users, owners of ATI cards, would you please tell if it's possible to do the combination Linux/ATI and still play performance demanding games (on wine and natively)?
What's wrong with describing the situation as it is. fglrx will run some thing under wine, and not others. nVidia will do a better job than will fglrx. The FOSS drivers aren't really appropriate for wine usage in most cases. If you have a look through this thread you'll find that they are my salient points. Do you believe fglrx will do a better job with wine? If so, simply say so. I'm sure he'll read it and take your comments on board along with the statements made by others and make up his own mind.
Is his money he can buy whatever he wants, I think that reading the first page he has sufficient information.
It's surely a given that it's his money, that a given. But, he's asking for advice on how to spend it. I for one, when advising people on how to spend money, treat this very seriously and in a non frivolous manner. If I give advice it would be along the lines of what I'd spend my own personal money on if my requirements and constraints were the same as he or she asking for that advice. To do any less is very poor form in my view.
you have no idea what is opensource and why are open source lovers.
Given that I've made some patches (no matter how small, one for a kernel driver, one for the KDE 3.5 help system) in addition to helping people use opensource software for no payment, I think I may know one or two things about it.
Well so you say. So I ask are you prepared to put your money where your mouth is? Will you send $580 Australian to Bridgman or someone equally trustworthy to hold in trust, so that if I buy the card and I find it unsatisfactory I can send him the card, then he send the money to me, then he send the card to you?
Yes I'm objective. I'm in a similar position to the OP. I want to buy an ATI card, but due to the reported issues of which there are many, I'm simply holding off until their driver platform is proven across the board in day to day use, and not simply in a small sub-set of use cases that some random person considers "good enough for all" but is a small sub-set of the required usage.