Nvidia Fermi Delayed (Again), AMD Readies Mid-range Refresh

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big_montana

Do not know what issues you have with ATI and Linux, but I have zero problems. I am running an ATI 4870 with Skywalker and it runs just fine. ATI makes good Linux drivers for their cards in my experience.

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HeartBurnKid

...and how does it differ from fglrx?  And how do I install it on Ubuntu?

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Caboose

 They do now. Long ago before AMD bought them their Linux drivers were horrible. but things have changed.

 

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HeartBurnKid

All this ATI kicking your ass is killing me!  I use Linux, so ATI is worthless to me, which means I gotta stick with your fucked up shit, and right now I'm settling for second best because you guys suck!

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MeTo

My ATI video card worked fine in Linux. Don't know what your problem was.

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HeartBurnKid

ATI's Linux drivers don't support VDPAU, and render things incorrectly (I've had videos render in double-vision, Amarok visualizations render on top even when the Amarok window is behind another window, etc).  In addition, I got horrible CPU spikes whenever I pushed my graphics card in any way, that caused my system to become unresponsive.  They work fine with the open source drivers, but the open source drivers don't do 3D acceleration at all.

I've had similar results using onboard video from two different mobos (one with a 780G chipset, and one with a 790GX), so I know it's not just the one board.  And the impression I got when I browsed UbuntuForums looking for a solution is that these are incredibly common issues with fglrx.  If you're not experiencing them, lucky you, but damn near everybody else is.

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AntiHero

Ok, so they stopped making the 2xx series, so everyone is running out of them, making EVERYONE in need of a video card either go to one of the remaining 250 series cards, or go back to a 9800 that might be remaining, if they need nVidia. Other than that you're going to ATi. This seems to be what will kill nVidia if they keep this "soon" business up. If they didn't cut off the 2xx series' production they would be good.

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Danthrax66

Nvidia is still better than ATI for folding@home the fermi architecture is also going to be big for gpu computing which I suspect is the reason for the delay. They want it to be perfect for businesses who want to run computations on nvidia graphics cards; the gaming side is probably working they are probably having trouble with the new computing advancements they made in fermi and don't want to release an unfinished product to a new sector they are trying to advance into.

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Caboose

 That may be, however the market of people using graphics cards for processing is much lower than gamers. For nVidia to focus primarily on a secondary market wouldn't be too smart IMO.

This delay will only give ATI more speed and will have another high-end product ready to overtake nVidia again (should Fermi be released with more power than ATI's card)

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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mattman059

Headline March 2010:

Nvidia delays Fermi : Gamers Revolt, ATI FTW

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_Jono_

Nvidea I'm thinking has bitten off more than they can chew. They've got their attention split between competing with Intel and AMD/ATI. Fermi should've been a side project. They've invested way too many resources into it and at a time where the economy is not the healthiest.

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