[plug] Any cheap PCI vid cards s/h ?

Christian christian at amnet.net.au
Thu Jun 14 10:02:41 WST 2001

On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 10:58:36PM +0800, John Knight wrote:
> No, not built in! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Dieeeeeeeeee!
> If a cheap pci card that supports OpenGL is what is in question then that's 
> a rather tall order as OpenGL drivers were seen as an "added bonus" when 3D 
> cards were first coming out. I haven't had any experience with the AGP 
> version but I know that the pci card had good mpeg decoding (quite good for 
> divx) and runs decently on my mate's 133.
> If it was utterly slow, are you referring to a 2 Mb version or using old 
> drivers? This would give you quite a significant performance hit, but the 
> first Linux installation I got running was using one and it ran quite well.

The 4 meg version of this card that I got as a temporary replacement for
the Trio3D I was whinging about in previous emails worked even worse
than the Trio!  I thoroughly recommend AGAINST this card under Linux.

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