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  • #16
    I am the only one which doesn't have any serious problem with AMD GPU? I had radeon 3850, now 5850 and APU E-350. Even video acceleration work on that E-350 with XBMC through HDMI. I played games like Oil Rush, Nexuiz, Quake 4, Enemy Territory, Postal 2. I don't take Wine to comparison as nVidia implements OpenGL in way that doesn't conform to OpenGL specification.
    I had also serious issue with nVidia when it fail to redraw page on scrolling and screen corruption.
    Last edited by bug!; 07-22-2012, 04:11 AM.

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    • #17
      I've had issues, and the situation now is much much better than it was a couple of years ago. ( before the Radeon hd series was released)

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Rallos Zek View Post
        Yeah I would not buy from a company that has not been around for 6 years either...

        Next you gonna say don't buy a 3DFX card...
        Ironically, the only company who made better than Windows, all-supporting drivers, for all its product line, for Linux, was 3dfx. Even more: there were entire sets of Linux 3dfx drivers, backported to Windows and compiled there, that made up for the absence of official Windows XP drivers.

        The only reason you don't see 3dfx support these days is because we're speaking about 12, 13 year old tech at least.

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        • #19
          AMD is the Good Guy and NVIDIA is the Bad Guy

          Throw your dollars at AMD. They have been awesome in terms of support of OpenGL and they have done a ton on the Open Source Drivers having documentation. NVIDIA has been a pain in the butt and has caused the issues with ATI. People need to stop supporting this jerk of a company!

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          • #20
            What about Linux Steam Games?

            People, soon we will need real good 3D in Linux and I am really inclined to get a 7970 for me in September. I have always had Nvidia, got a 550Ti now working in Linux fine, but I am really willing to get the AMD. So the questions is can I get the AMD? I would like to hear from people that game there. We can not forget the this web site had benchmarks done and they were rather favorable. Left for Dead will run? If there are problems, will I have to kill someone to get it fixed? Please I need feedback, positive ones also because I live in Brazil and this card will cost me 1600 bucks.

            Thanks a lot in advance

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            • #21
              Originally posted by JohnBr View Post
              People, soon we will need real good 3D in Linux and I am really inclined to get a 7970 for me in September. I have always had Nvidia, got a 550Ti now working in Linux fine, but I am really willing to get the AMD. So the questions is can I get the AMD? I would like to hear from people that game there. We can not forget the this web site had benchmarks done and they were rather favorable. Left for Dead will run? If there are problems, will I have to kill someone to get it fixed? Please I need feedback, positive ones also because I live in Brazil and this card will cost me 1600 bucks.

              Thanks a lot in advance
              I would wait, of course. At least wait until there are some recent releases available on Linux, then look at the benchmarks. Buying a GPU now while predicting how it's going to turn out won't do you any favors. Wait, and then buy the right one for cheaper.

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              • #22
                I'd stay happy with 550Ti...

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                • #23
                  That is right

                  Originally posted by johnc View Post
                  I would wait, of course. At least wait until there are some recent releases available on Linux, then look at the benchmarks. Buying a GPU now while predicting how it's going to turn out won't do you any favors. Wait, and then buy the right one for cheaper.

                  Thanks for calming me down.

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