[mythtv-users] Hope for ATI Cards???
Douglas_Peale at comcast.net
Sun Aug 22 01:17:25 UTC 2010
On 08/21/2010 05:41 PM, Nick Rout wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 8:32 AM, Greg Oliver <oliver.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Douglas Peale
>> <Douglas_Peale at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> ATI does good hardware, but they suck at software. I have an ATI HDTV wonder because a friend of mine tried to use it in
>>> windows, and gave it to me in disgust.
>>> I have ATI HD4850 card in my system. Although it did not work well at first, since 10.04 video has worked fine with the open
>>> source driver. In previous versions, the proprietary driver worked better, but never fully correct. 3D is slower with the open
>>> source driver, but beyond google earth, I don't use 3D much.
>> My experience exactly... At least the 2d is better (although still
>> very cpu intensive) now.... The guys working on it are real good
>> people too (phoronix forums) - but they do have _a lot_ of ground to
>> make up... Even the fglrx proprietary driver is crap for the most
>> part... Funny how the two teams are not even allowed to share code
>> even though they all work for amd....
>> One of the reasons I just bought a quad core intel versus an amd chip!!!
> nvidia are good because their drivers (usually) work, but evil because
> they are closed source.
> ati are good because they release open source drivers, but evil
> because they simply don't seem to work (yet, maybe this latest release
> will prove that wrong).
Never assign "evil" to that which can be attributed to incompetence.
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