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  • oleid
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    Originally posted by beaverusiv View Post
    I would be interested to see how many people still have this (and other hardware like old CPUs) going. My 6600GT conked out 2 years ago along with my friend's one. I'm on a 4850 (grrr..) and my friend has a 9800GTX.
    We have a lot of these in active usage at university department in our workstations. Even some 5xxx are used.

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  • D0pamine
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    Originally posted by johnc View Post
    If by "essentially useless" you mean "supported by the 304 driver", then yes.

    If you aren't even using it, what are you complaining about?
    and i wont be able to use it now will i

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  • russofris
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    NVIDIA To Discontinue Linux Support For Some GPUs
    Should read

    NVIDIA To Discontinue Support For Some GPUs on Linux
    Nvidia does not support Linux, and cannot "stop" supporting something they didn't support to begin with. Nvidia supports their GPUs and releases a binary driver to enable their users to utilize them under linux.

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  • johnc
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    Originally posted by D0pamine View Post
    Seeing as nvidia do not support the nouveau project or even recognize it the 7950 i have will essentially be useless and should be discarded in favour of a newer nvidia card? (according to nvidia anyway)
    If by "essentially useless" you mean "supported by the 304 driver", then yes.

    If you aren't even using it, what are you complaining about?

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  • beaverusiv
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    There is legacy drivers.

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  • D0pamine
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    Seeing as nvidia do not support the nouveau project or even recognize it the 7950 i have will essentially be useless and should be discarded in favour of a newer nvidia card? (according to nvidia anyway)

    does friends of the earth know about this? landfill full of working nvidia chips because of a company policy? will people stop bitching about amd/ati now? will people understand the importance of an open driver?

    i'm not using the card atm so i'll find a chump on ebay to give me a tenner for it ( i think i paid about 100 for it :S )

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  • johnc
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    Originally posted by beaverusiv View Post
    I would be interested to see how many people still have this (and other hardware like old CPUs) going. My 6600GT conked out 2 years ago along with my friend's one. I'm on a 4850 (grrr..) and my friend has a 9800GTX.
    I had a 7950 GX2 up until a few months ago, and then I grabbed a GeForce 210 for $10... less power, much, much less heat, it's fanless so there's no noise, and it completely fixed my intermittent suspend issues. It's good enough for desktop use, and I already have a GTX 570 in the gaming system so I didn't need anything too crazy.

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  • WorBlux
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    when last trying them with the latest Nouveau Git a few months back they were still in a regressed, unstable state.
    You mean compiling from the development branch may result in an unstable binary? *Le gasp*, I never would have guessed.

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  • Delgarde
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    Originally posted by beaverusiv View Post
    @grotgrot: If you don't need discrete graphics then don't get it. Seriously, extra money/power/noise not worth it if you're not playing games or CAD.
    Agreed... last time I did a hardware upgrade, I just went with a motherboard with integrated graphics (a low-end Radeon option). It's not fancy, but it's perfectly sufficient for running Gnome Shell or any other modern desktop...

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  • grotgrot
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    (My previous card was a 6600 too!) I do play games and I know full well what my video card sounds like when the fan runs at full speed (loud!). However the last "taxing" software I bought was Oil Rush and most of what I play is older than that. I can definitely get by with Intel's current generation of integrated graphics, and after all these years of supporting Nvidia with my wallet, they keep giving me reasons not to give them another cent.

    I can't figure out anything from hwbot. With the other sites they compare cards from the same generation. Once you are a few generations behind it is extremely difficult to get any idea of a comparison. Tom's used to have a pretty good table covering several generations and when I last consulted that getting a decent Nvidia card would have doubled performance for me - not enough benefit.
    Last edited by grotgrot; 08-27-2012, 11:50 PM.

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