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Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2011.03.12 18:43:00 - [1]

My 8800 just got a wrecking shot while it was in low armor, and died.

For as long as I've played this game, I've avoided ATI cards because of their poor Linux drivers. It sounds like this situation has finally changed, though?

I'm looking at either a 6950 or a 560, I think. Anybody with one of these cards care to comment what fps they get (and their screen resolution)?

Posted - 2011.03.13 11:01:00 - [2]

If it aint broke, dont fix it - the radeons are supported as well as the nv cards nowadays but the nvidia graphics control console is really really easy to use. I dual screen with a $55 euro (40) nvidia 210 - and it runs 2 clients - one on full and one on minimal (as is my requirements) and i can still do most stuff in the background without performance being noticeably different. The ati was a little more tricky to dual box with, and i had problems with it not remembering the settings, but that's my experience with it.

Best thing about using it with ubuntu 10.10 is it just went "you've plugged an nvidia in, want to use proprietary instead of the s**t native drivers?". Gotta love out of the the box.

Cosmic Encounter
Posted - 2011.03.13 14:05:00 - [3]

If you plan to use binary blob, an Nvidia or ATI, actually look the same. I don't have good experience with nvidia but it's some time ago. For the ATI blob. it's work good but still not perfert. for setting multiscrees, you need to use it in root.

If you want to abandon BLOB asap, go for an ATI, EVE currently work well with the current experimental version of open sources drivers . They will be released officially when the kernel 2.6.39 (requirement) will be out.

Posted - 2011.04.06 13:16:00 - [4]

The higher end cards are really overpowered to run eve. I run full specs with a single window, inc AA and full HD, on a ATI Radeon Mobility (Laptop card). For power and performance you cant go past something like the GTX450 for Nvidia or the AMD Radeon 6850 Series (5770 will cut it, but not long term). B0th are inexpensive and do bloody well for the cost. See below for an example on a website. Combine these with a cheap PCI slot fan and you have a great overclocking card.

Gainward GeForce GTS 450 1GB Goes Like Hell Edition:

Gigabyte Radeon HD6850 1GB Overclocked:

NOTE: These are both on an Australian website - if you buy from this one, the charges may be a bit high for shipping. Very Happy


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