View Full Version : Which video card for a notebook?

September 8th, 2006, 09:41 PM
I'm looking to buy a new notebook sometime in the next several months.

Now, on a desktop, atm, I'd use an Nvidia card without question, however, in laptops, you don't have as many options.

I have also heard that the ATI drivers have been getting better, specifically the X1K (I think tomshardware benched a 7800GTX and a X1900XTX and found them comparable under linux) If AMD can pull ATI out of its spotty linux support rut they seem to be in, I'd be very interested in a notebook based on the AMD/ATI platform (here's hoping they opt for atheros wifi cards over broadcom)

I also believe that the ATI cards even now support GPU scaling under linux. The nvidia linux drivers do not.

So, any opinions one way or another?