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Old 5th November 2008
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Question FreeBSD + ATI

I'm considering upgrading my video card.

I now have nVidia GeForce 6600LE 256M
I want to get better card, because i'm unable (sometimes) to watch HD movies on my screen (1276x1024, i'm also considering upgrading monitor to 19'-21')

The reason why i'm considering upgrading to ATI is because AMD have released documentation/specification for ATI video cards, and open source community is writing drivers for it....

The question is:
* How far ready is ATI open source driver? Is it usable?
* Which ATI card would be best for my purpose (mostly watching HD videos). I don't play games (well, maybe one day, when i get real pissed i will decide to play Nexuiz), so 3D graphics ain't important (however it would be good to have 3D support just in case )

I would also like to hear what does ATI users have to say on this matter (how driver works, what works, what not, how fast.... etc...)

FreeBSD running on 32bit CPU
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