[Bf-committers] Blender and ATI
johannes.langlotz at gmx.de
Wed Jun 15 11:37:38 CEST 2005
I can't agree! I used both - NVIDIA and ATI - and had problems with both
:) . The latest linux ati drivers are quite good.
BTW: there are 64 bit ati linux drivers.
IMHO: Just take the gfx card of your choice.
Ryan Showalter schrieb:
> nVidia has much better linux driver support for their graphics cards
> than ATI does. Not to mention they also provide 64 bit versions of
> their drivers. I don't believe ATI has linux driver support for the
> x86-64 arch but I could be wrong. nVidia also excels at OpenGL
> support. If you'd like to tackle some ATI issues that people have
> been having then you could go for ATI, but I believe a lot of those
> issues were solved in the big frontbuffer cleanup Ton did a while
> (Yes I'm biased but that's because I've been treated well by my
> geForce cards in the past :)
> On 6/14/05, Campbell Barton <cbarton at metavr.com> wrote:
>>I tried the recent (UI Installer) ATI Drivers for linux on my X800 and
>>couldent get them to work, (Didnt recognize my card even though it was
>>in the supported list in the error message that followed.) :P
>>Who knows, mabe it would work well if that didnt stop me, but its the
>>first release supporting Xfree 4.4 and Xorg - early days.
>>I have an NV 6800 also and works nice in linux, NVidia have had linux
>>drivers for a while now, and 64bit drivers too. as well as being better
>>for OpenGL, Id say there better on linux too, Dual head/linux/nvidia
>>also works very well.
>>>I've just joined the mailing group so this is my first communication.
>>>I'm in the process of building a PC/Workstation and right now trying
>>>to decide between an nVidia or ATI GPU. I've read in various posts of
>>>various issues regarding ATI cards due to their OpenGL driver support
>>>(I'll be running 64bit Linux also), and your efforts to help rectify
>>>these. I'm a software developer (mainly database applications) and
>>>would like to get involved in helping out with this project. I'm also
>>>looking to use the software to educate myself with 3D rendering etc.
>>>As a result would you recommend one or the other of nVidia or ATI
>>>(either a Radeon X800 XL or GeForce 6800 or similar)? I can possibly
>>>help with the development of ATI driver support, but I'd want to be
>>>using the software for rendering also (is there a big difference
>>>between nVidia and ATI cards, as far as OpenGL is concerned, with
>>>rendering in Blender on Linux?). From what I've read so far ATI seems
>>>to have come a long way regarding Linux driver support, but I don't
>>>know much about their OpenGL efforts compared to nVidia.
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