View Full Version : [ubuntu] nVidia vs ATi for OpenGL?

March 25th, 2009, 12:05 AM
Hello. I currently use an nVidia GTX260 video card for Ubuntu (v8.10, 64-bit).

I'd read that the consumer nvidia cards have poor implementation of opengl - particularly for professional rendering apps.

If I were to upgrade my video card to a professional level video card (I don't play games but do some 3D rendering and photo editing), should I stick with the nVidia and get the best Quadro I can? Or jump ship and move to ATi?

Thank you much!

March 25th, 2009, 01:03 AM
For 2D!!! graphic, ATI was always better, but for games Nvidia is better. I had both of them, but niether of card were from top shelf, Just ATI with 32MB ram (DUAL HEAD-monitors) and Gforce 6200 with 256 DDR3 ram. Geforce use very fast memory and is very quick to load picture at browser.

March 25th, 2009, 01:09 AM
BTW: Nvidia got pure dvd and cuda, and drivers suport for LINUX,
You can dowload latest driver from nvidia.com and do not need waiting for new kernel realise?
PS: Am I wrong?, about drivers in kernel, I am newbe for linux.Bye