X1900gt

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  1. bug77

    bug77 New Member

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    How good is X1900GT Linux driver support? I'm trying to decide between getting a X1900GT or a 7900GS. Is the X1900GT even supported? Can you run XGL with the current driver support?

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    UberLord A Legend in Underwear

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    The X1900GT is supported by the newest driver.

    I would go with the 7900GS - I have one myself. Only reason is that nVidia have much better driver support in Linux than ATI. So if you game in Linux, go nVidia
     
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    Well, the X1900GT is faster. I don't game on Linux, but I was planning on trying a few tricks on it though.
     
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    Seeing as ATI drivers are typically less than half as fast as their windows counterpart in my experience and nvidia drivers are about the same as their windows counterpart I doubt the X1900GT is faster in Linux unless it's > twice as fast as the 7900GS
     
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    Eh, I wouldn't care much about performance under Linux. But since X1900GT seems to more of a paper launch (you can only find a model or two on sites that have 10 models of 7900GS), I think I'll stick with nVidia. Though I might still get the X1900GT if I find a good deal. Meh, I'm still undecided. Nicer AF and better performance vs better support and plenty to chose from...
     

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