[PD] Video cards

B. Bogart ben at ekran.org
Thu Oct 23 05:04:31 CEST 2003

After doing a lot of looking you can do full-acceleration for ATI cards, but
you don't get any support for fancy features (pixel/vertex shaders) under
linux. (There is nvidia support for such things, but no software I utilizing
it so far i know of)

You can't do video out on most ATI cards, you can on Nvidia and its fairly
easy. But the nvidia drivers are not free! (as in open-source)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Marc Lavallée" <odradek at videotron.ca>
To: <pd-list at iem.at>
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 8:51 PM
Subject: Re: [PD] Video cards

> On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 11:39:19PM +0000, tdunstan at ihug.com.au wrote:
> > Hi people
> > i am just about to get a new video card (and system)
> > and i was wondering if there was a choice video card
> > for gem style graphics and pd. i'm using linux,
> I checked a couple of months ago, and sadly I came to the conclusion that
> there no more choice for 3D on Linux; not a single company offers free (as
> in speech) drivers for their recent cards, and nVidia drivers are the best
> ones. But I might be wrong, and I'd like to know about the alternatives.
> --
> Marc
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