View Full Version : [ubuntu] Best video card for ubuntu?

September 2nd, 2010, 11:55 AM
Hello folks,

After a post on the wine (http://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?t=9506) forums came to the discovery that my ATI radeon 4850 graphics card is causing much trouble in my ubuntu machine because of the lack of support. And because of that I cannot play my favorite games through wine. So now I'm saving some money to buy a new graphic card. A nvidia this time.
Now I don't know all that much about graphic cards, but I am looking for a card that works well on ubuntu that equals the performance of my old 4850 and fits my P5Q pro motherboard.
I myself don't know much about good graphic cards so if I go off to buy something without good advice I probably end up with something that does not work or fit or something like that, so I'd appreciate the help from some of you if you can. :D

September 2nd, 2010, 12:20 PM
Assuming your mainboard has pcie slot...
think any GTX 260 has a superb price/performance ratio...
The more video RAM it has,the larger compiz skydome backround image can be.. ;-)

September 2nd, 2010, 12:45 PM
Seems like a nice card indeed. A little expensive though, it's still 184,83. I'm actually hoping for something a little bit cheaper.

September 2nd, 2010, 02:11 PM
GT 9800 for around € 90,- ??