View Full Version : what's best? Nvidia or ATI

February 10th, 2007, 02:59 PM
I have a Gforce 5500 card installed now in a P4 machine with 1.75 gigs of ram. Get a lot of x server problems. I have a ATI Radeon X 1600 Pro with 512 mb that I am considering installing. I know that is a faster card than the Gforce but will it be more stable with Ubuntu? Just checking to see what the general thoughts are on this.

February 10th, 2007, 03:06 PM
nvidia is easier to work with... in terms of installing drivers and getting xgl/compiz/beryl to work... ati has always had problems with linux... so if it was up to me, i would support a company that supports linux... eg. i would buy a nvidia card :)

i have a nvidia gforce 7900gs and i'm a happy little bunny

February 10th, 2007, 03:06 PM
I don't think it would be better (probably worse).
What are your current problems with nvidia?

February 10th, 2007, 03:10 PM
No real problems with nvidia per se. Ya'll are confirming my thoughts on ATI. Had found that even on WinXP Nvidia was a better fit. My ATI cards always seemed to mess with the system and conflict with installed software. SO thanks for the comments, will stay with Nvidia.