View Full Version : [ubuntu] Video Card Compatibility Help

January 15th, 2012, 05:27 AM
Hi Everyone,

Apologies if this was covered somewhere already. I searched somewhere but couldn't find it.

So my situation is that I need a new video card. I'm currently using 11.04 and waiting for 12.04 to upgrade my OS. I can't wait that long for the video card.

I'm considering the EVGA GeForce GTX560. Since I have sufficient store credit at Best Buy to completely pay for it, I'd get it there. This is the exact card I'd buy:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/EVGA+-+GeForce+GTX+560+2GB+GDDR5+PCI+Express+2.0+Graphic s+Card/3628108.p?id=1218421870828&skuId=3628108

I even looked at Google and EVGA's website but, could only find info on Windows support for this specific card. I found this link on EVGA's website: http://www.evga.com/articles/00651/

Do any of you know if there are Linux drivers for this card, especially 3rd party drivers, and if Ubuntu supports using this card at the highest resolution the card supports (2560 x 1600) on a set up with two 24" 1080p displays?

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

January 15th, 2012, 07:14 AM
Yes, the nvidia drivers will work fine. If you need the most current nvidia driver, use https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-updates