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  • crazycheese
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    Originally posted by Naib View Post
    how? and where? my nv9600 still works just fine, I just wanted a performance boost, they are welcome to my card
    Go to project IRC, ask if someone needs a card, send it.

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  • Kano
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    Yes Intel onboard can be really annoying when you compare the Win vs Linux speed/features. Like you can not play Rage via wine with HD 4000 on Linux - but even a relatively simple GT 630 (oem) is enough. The nvidia card is only a tiny bit faster.

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  • Gusar
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    Originally posted by russofris View Post
    I can only hope that current Nvidia owners reconsider making subsequent purchases of Nvidia hardware
    I would not reconsider if they *completely* dropped 6/7 support right now, instead of just relegating it to a legacy branch. I've gotten a good run out of that laptop, the bad state it's in, it won't last long anyway. Though if I'll buy a new laptop anytime soon (not likely), it'll be pure Intel. But for desktops, I will definitely look at Nvidia should the integrated Intel GPU turn out to not be enough. It's what already happened with me - I started with just the iGPU, but there were a few things I wanted to play that the iGPU couldn't handle, so I also have a Geforce GTS450.

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  • russofris
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    I hope that nouveau gets automatic reclocking support in a timeframe where the cards are still used - then you would not need binary drivers at all. For lowend cards/igp it should not really matter what driver you use now, many are happy with nouveau alone - enough for some 3d desktop effects - gamers need of course a faster driver.
    My hope is that Nouveau supports current users well enough for them to utilize their GPUs for the remainder of their product's life time. I can only hope that current Nvidia owners reconsider making subsequent purchases of Nvidia hardware, and that they give future consideration to companies that support and contribute towards progressing the linux kernel, X11 (or Wayland), and mesa.

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  • Kano
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    You don't have to exchange it now that should be clear. Even when you only get minor updates it was very unlikely that the changes besides the new xrandr support affected old cards much. Many problems like vdpau issues only existed on newer hardware, so don't cry Btw. if you dont use a screw you can exchange cards very fast, i do not need 1 min to do so Luckly i got a new gt630 (kepler variant) a few days ago, before i used a spare geforce 7 often for simple driver tests - i have got 2 systems i test with various cards, usually single slot. My only dual slot 8800 gts 512 is a pain to install/remove compared to those - but well thats not the normal use case. If nvidia would drop dx10(.1) class hardware from default driver it would be much more annoying, thats what amd just did.

    I hope that nouveau gets automatic reclocking support in a timeframe where the cards are still used - then you would not need binary drivers at all. For lowend cards/igp it should not really matter what driver you use now, many are happy with nouveau alone - enough for some 3d desktop effects - gamers need of course a faster driver.

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  • jmcharron
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    I still run a 7800GTX on my spare parts rig. I bought it new and it has been a wonderful card. I remember playing HL:2 Lost Coast when it was first released and being blown away. It also has outlasted two 8800gtxs that were just as good at being space heaters as GPUs.

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    Originally posted by Alejandro Nova View Post
    I must say this. I'm (still) the owner of an infamous Pavilion tx1000, resucitated with black magic and south bridge switching, that included the also infamous GeForce 6150 SE. And I will say: thank you, NVIDIA, for all these years of tier-1 Linux support. I enjoyed almost 5 full years of support, despite the fact that I bought a DOA chipset. And there is still the legacy support, that will bring me support for 2 or 3 major X releases.
    I did not know my motherboards integrated chip was supposedly dead on arrival. Still, I know for a fact that nouveau does properly support the GeForce 6150 SE as of the release of Fedora 15 last year. Before that it was bit shaky though.

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  • johnc
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    Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
    I currently have a 7900GS, so will this get dropped too?
    It seems like the 304 series will be the last supported series for that card. Afterwards it'll transition to legacy status... so Xorg / kernel updates and security fixes only.

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  • DeepDayze
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    I currently have a 7900GS, so will this get dropped too?

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  • blackiwid
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    Originally posted by uaaquarius View Post
    1) DirectX is not important for Linux users.
    indirectly it is, because a dx version needs a defined hardware-feature-set, so if you have a hardware that supports higher dx version it supports also higher opengl verisons (or at least it has the potential to do so, if the drivers use this hardware right).

    Originally posted by uaaquarius View Post
    2) According to this wiki HD 2400 is not in mainline any more.
    ok you are right here


    Originally posted by uaaquarius View Post
    3) My cheap x1250 is actually in netbook, not notebook. And yes, I knew about it perormance when I bought it.
    nice for you

    Originally posted by uaaquarius View Post
    4) I do use open source drivers for x1250. Otherwise I can't use any modern Linux distro. On nvidia side it is still posible to use GeForce FX (aka "GeForce 5") with modern distros, thanks to 173.14.xx legacy driver. And those GPU's are ~9 years old now (released in 2003).
    and you really think that these drivers are better than the free ones who gain new features all the time and speed improvements, like I said you cant use compiz or something like that with that drivers so here wins clearly the free driver...

    Originally posted by uaaquarius View Post
    5) You can find a good benchmark results for proprietary and open source drivers for x1250 (and other GPUs from both amd and nvidia). Open source is great, but I prefer performance.
    what do you mean with performance desktop performance or gaming 3d performance... the only thing I could think of where you gain maybe some fps would be google earth. Other than that, the 3d speed is not slowed down because of the opensource driver. whats your goal having 80fps in compiz instead of 50? I dont get it? you know that you will not see a difference on a normal tft if you have 30 or 5000 fps? so the free driver is fast enough to give you perfekt 3d desktop experince and additionaly is rock-solid stable, what do you want more?

    If its really gaming, so you play quake3 with 20-40fps in a row resolution on your netbook? integrated grafics were not designed for gaming in this times, today they are maybe a bit better... but the x1250 is a very very weak igp...

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