View Full Version : [ubuntu] Need Graphic Card Advice, ASAP

Mortus Pryde
September 15th, 2009, 12:21 AM
The graphics card on my Jaunty PC failed yesterday, now I need recommendations on what to replace it with, will be picking it up tomorrow/Tuesday. I had a GeForce 8800GT 512MB, and I am looking at replacing it with either a GeForce 9800GT 1GB or a GeForce GTS 260 896MB.

So which would be the better choice for 3D graphics support and performance, and also running Dual DVI monitors? I see both cards have threads with people having trouble configuring them, so also is one more reliable then the other to configure?

September 16th, 2009, 04:30 AM
Research what is the situation on drivers first before buying

Mortus Pryde
September 16th, 2009, 02:34 PM
I ended up getting the GeForce GTS 260, driverwise it seems to have installed smooth as teflon coated glass. It's working very well for me. Physically its a freaken big card, I had to make some room for it despite the fact that the advertised length was identical to my old 8800GTS, but no worries on that front. I had a harddrive mounted in one of my 5.25 bays that I was not using so I swapped it out for my OS drive and all is good.