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    Help me choosing a 250$ vid card !

    Hi,
    i have to buy 8 video cards for open gl visualization.
    I need both linux and windows support and my
    budget is limited (250$/vidcard).
    I was thinking about
    Abit Siluro Nvidia GeForce 3 Ti 200 64MB DDR
    since i'm using old Quadro (GeForce 256 GL) and Linux support is really great (RPM for most distributions).

    Regards,
    Stefano


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    How about Matrox cards? I know the G450 works in Windows and Linux and uses OpenGL.I bought mine over a year ago for $170CDN ,about $120 US.

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    I'm pretty sure ATI cards work in Linux...anyway you could look into getting some 8500's in there. I'm sure you could get them for about $150 a piece.

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    Thanks for feedback
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    I second the ati 8500's

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    Yeah, the 8500 is a good card. Not too sure about Linux support though. You should follow Swedishlf's thread on the subject...
    http://discussions.hardwarecentral.c...ML/016514.html



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