[TriLUG] What is the ATi equivalent of a nVidia GeForce 6800?

Jarod Watkins jarod at jxxtech.net
Wed Oct 15 17:23:23 EDT 2008

I thought nvidia was the darling of Ubuntu?

However ATI has open sourced their drivers, so maybe long term ATI will
be better?

I have always used nvidia and have never had any issues with their
binary drivers. But www.phoronix.com should have the comparisons you are
looking for.

On Wed, 2008-10-15 at 16:59 -0400, Mike Shaw wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I'm starting to look at getting a new 3D card since my old GeForce2 Ti
> card just won't do "Beyond the Red
> Line"(http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/) since switching to Ubuntu(it
> had some driver issues beforehand anyway).  So I was starting to look
> at getting a new cheap(<$50) 3D card and was looking at the nVidia
> GeForce 6800 but found out that Ubuntu likes ATi better.  Anyone know
> or have a good comparison site so I can try to figure out what an
> equivalent would be?
> Thanks,
> Mike
> -- 
> Ed: This is worse than when he was just stupid! - from "Sitting Ducks"

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