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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960: A Great $200 GPU For Linux Gamers

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  • glxextxexlg
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    Elegant card

    The best thing about 690 is its silent. I think evga's part quality also have credit for this. It is silent and yet is on the same arena as a 680 in terms of performance. I did an upgrade from gts450 to this card (evga supersuperclocked) and didn't have to change my 500 watt psu, which I've been using for 5 years now..

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  • duby229
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    Originally posted by jmcharron View Post
    I think you are missing the point that Nvidia drivers have been kicking ass for long while, Having a ATI card was a death sentence back in 01....
    It's not 01 anymore. It hasn't been for 14 years.

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  • jmcharron
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    Originally posted by duby229 View Post
    Don't thank nvidia, blame wine. That's the single biggest problem with wine right now is that it really depends on behavior that only nvidias blob exhibits. I'm not saying the blob is bad, just that the way wine implements a number of things is bad.

    On the one hand, you have wine which doesn't want to support nine because it is linux only, but at the same time they design it to run well only on nvidias blob. It's a pain in the ass. Their priorities are really screwed up.
    I think you are missing the point that Nvidia drivers have been kicking ass for long while, Having a ATI card was a death sentence back in 01....

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  • Kivada
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    Originally posted by pal666 View Post
    linux gamers say
    So many times this.

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  • duby229
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    Originally posted by jmcharron View Post
    Oh really, Nvidia was the only vendor even remotely ready for Vavle's arrival onto the linux scene. Even with the debacle that was Optimus support.... It has seemed to have panned out. I just got a laptop with a i7 and a 860gtx and it absolutely kicks ass.

    Also if you enjoy using wine for gaming, thank Nvidia because the Blob made most of that early work possible.
    Don't thank nvidia, blame wine. That's the single biggest problem with wine right now is that it really depends on behavior that only nvidias blob exhibits. I'm not saying the blob is bad, just that the way wine implements a number of things is bad.

    On the one hand, you have wine which doesn't want to support nine because it is linux only, but at the same time they design it to run well only on nvidias blob. It's a pain in the ass. Their priorities are really screwed up.

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  • torsionbar28
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    My favorite thing about GPU reviews on this site, is how many generations back the comparison includes. Most of the other mainstream sites would never benchmark a GTX 460 against a 960. They'd go back one, maybe two generations at most. That's great if you're a gamer geek always buying the latest card. But for most folks who get a number of years out their card (I'm happily using a GTX 560 ti 448) it's very helpful to see how a card from a few years back stacks up against the new stuff. Really helps to determine whether an upgrade is worthwhile or not.

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  • bridgman
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    Originally posted by peppercats View Post
    I'll take a proprietary nvidia driver over the headache of using amd on mesa tbh
    my pc even fails to resume from suspend 80%+ of the time due to mesa
    I don't think mesa is involved in suspend/resume processing.

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  • peppercats
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    Originally posted by pal666 View Post
    linux gamers say
    I'll take a proprietary nvidia driver over the headache of using amd on mesa tbh
    my pc even fails to resume from suspend 80%+ of the time due to mesa

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  • efikkan
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    The people beating up Nvidia is the same kind of people beating up the best student in the class for making everyone else look bad.

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  • jmcharron
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    Originally posted by pal666 View Post
    linux gamers
    Oh really, Nvidia was the only vendor even remotely ready for Vavle's arrival onto the linux scene. Even with the debacle that was Optimus support.... It has seemed to have panned out. I just got a laptop with a i7 and a 860gtx and it absolutely kicks ass.

    Also if you enjoy using wine for gaming, thank Nvidia because the Blob made most of that early work possible.

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