View Full Version : [ubuntu] Best Video Card For Ubuntu???

August 7th, 2010, 01:36 PM
I'm looking to replace my video card...

From what I can tell (From Looking at forums)
Nvidia is the way to go with Ubuntu

Just want to double check that, since the newest post I found was a couple years old.

The video card I have now should be more than good enough for me.
All I do is watch videos and brows online.

But videos and desktop effects are both very choppy.

I realize that if I take the time, I can probably get my card to work well, but I just don't have the time.

Looking for a new card between $100-$150 that will work perfect right out of the box.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


Ubuntu 10.04 x64

(Motherboard) - Asus P5K Deluxe/WiFi-AP
(CPU) - Intel Core2 Extreme QX9650
(Memory) - Patriot Viper II (4x2GB) DDR2/800
(Video Card) - ATI Radion 3870HD
(Primary HD) - 300GB WD VelociRaptor
(Raid Card) - High Point Rocket RAID 2314
(Storage Array) - (20x1.5TB) 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda RAID5
(You Read Correctly, I have 30TB's of Storage)

August 7th, 2010, 01:45 PM
nVidia GT220 would be the best choice. You could go up to a GT240, its slightly faster but you wouldn't need a GT240.

August 7th, 2010, 02:59 PM
You have some other problem that I don't think a new video card is going to solve. I think your ATI card should work fine on a new install with no further drivers or anything.

Try booting up on the live CD and see if everything is smooth. If there is still a problem, download the Linux Mint CD and boot to that and see if it makes any difference.