Radeon HD 3870 open source driver support?
samuel.verstraete at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 04:46:05 PDT 2008
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 1:13 PM, Maarten Maathuis <madman2003 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Thomas Ilnseher <illth at gmx.de> wrote:
> > Am Dienstag, den 01.04.2008, 14:16 +0200 schrieb Nicolas Mailhot:
> > > Le Mar 1 avril 2008 01:22, Dennis Jacobfeuerborn a écrit :
> > > > Hi,
> > > > what is the current state of support for the Radeon HD 3870 cards? I
> > > > intend
> > > > to buy a new card soon and I'm aiming for either a 3870 or an NVidia
> > > > 9600GT.
> > >
> > I got an 8800GT, and I'm glad with it. Temps are ok, like 45°C after a
> > few hours of gaming, in 2D the temps are around 38°C.
> > I have applied a waterblock on the gpu, and use a passive 240x120mm
> > radiator to dissipate the power of CPU+GPU. Rams and voltage converters
> > are passive cooled.
> > When I got the card, I tested it with the "stock" cooler, and temps were
> > even LOWER! ("stock" cooler means accelero S1 + Turbo module).
> > So Even if you don't intend to do watercooling, I'd recommend getting
> > this card (ECS 8800GT). The drawback is that the "stock" cooler is
> > pretty large (higher than normal, and uses 3 slots in total [yes it's 3!
> > not 2]).
> > when I disable lighting, I can get >200fps in nexuiz, at 1920x1200, so I
> > cant't see any slowness.
> The person was referring to the open source nv driver. You are
> referring to a closed source driver. That's the difference.
and let's be honest... if you have to buy a card now, why wouldn't you
support companies that actually intend to release specs like we have
been asking for years?
Even if the resulting driver, or the hardware of that company would be
slightly slower than the closed source competitor
just my 2 cents,
> > >
> > > Thus I don't know if the 3870 is a good choice, but the 9600 GT is
> > > nothing I'd advise on Linux right now.
> > >
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> > > Nicolas Mailhot
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