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jenkinbr
April 22nd, 2008, 08:59 PM
I am searching for the best graphics card I can find that meets the following needs:
1) Good driver support under ubuntu
2) Can handle desktop effects well
3) Uses the AGP interface
4) Good balance between price/preformance ~40 to 60 USD (I am a college student with limited budget)

My current desktop:
Intel P4 1.5GHz
512 Ram
HDD 1*80GB, 1*20GB slave
1*DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo, 1*CD-RW
nVidia GeForce MX 200
Gutsy (Upgrading to Hardy over the weekend)
No internet connection (I use http://nonetdebs.homeip.net/ for updates and installation of software)

I currently am dissatisfied with the nVidia card I have because running updates on the system with the nVidia binaries causes problems I am not skilled in diagnosing, resulting in a system rebuild.

If what I am asking for is possible on my antique system, does anyone have any recommendations for gfx cards?

Temüjin
April 23rd, 2008, 04:49 AM
I'd look around for the GeForce 7-series (7300, 7600). They tend to run cooler than 6 or 8-series cards.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121064

jenkinbr
April 23rd, 2008, 05:39 PM
Question:

The owners of an Nvidia card can post here the model (and the identifier) of their card and the tweakings they had to use in order to get it to work with the Nvidia proprietary driver.
source = http://ubuntuforums.org/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=1289702

Does "Nvidia proprietary driver" mean the glx driver in the repositories or the binaries availible from Nvidia's site directly?

<also note the edit of my original post>

screwballl
April 23rd, 2008, 06:46 PM
I'd look around for the GeForce 7-series (7300, 7600). They tend to run cooler than 6 or 8-series cards.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121064

Agreed, nvidia has much better linux support than ATI does.

pwnedd
June 10th, 2008, 02:11 PM
Anyone know about good graphics card for both 3d and dual-monitor support?

durand
June 11th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Anyone know about good graphics card for both 3d and dual-monitor support?

I think all the Nvidia 7,8 and 9 series do that. This might help. It's in £ but they're in your price range so just find a US store selling the card.

http://www.ebuyer.com/search/?sortfilter=rating&strSearch=&bolShowAll=true&intStoreID=2&intCatID=215&minprice=0.0&maxprice=24.0&bolShowAll=true&limit=10&page=1

I think the best one's are the 7300 and 8400 cards.