[mythtv-users] Which nVidia video card would You recommend for MythTV

Chris Rouch chris.rouch at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 14:36:47 UTC 2007

On 8/11/07, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 08/11/2007 03:47 PM, Alan Calvert wrote:
> > Grzegorz Krugły wrote:
> >
> >> I need to replace my ATI Radeon 9600 because of the fglrx drivers
> >> overlay tv-out bug.
> >> I would like to buy an AGP nVidia card for approx. the money I can get
> >> for the Radeon. Which model would You recommend?
> > As things stand, and as I read them, a 5200 is good, as is a 6200.
> >
> I recommend the 6200 because the last GPU to be end-of-lifed (EOL'ed) by
> NVIDIA (for their proprietary driver development) was the GeForce 4
> series.  The GF5000 series is next on the chopping block, so if you get
> a 5200, once it's EOL'ed (in the next year, probably), you'll have to a)
> stop upgrading kernels and possibly other system components and get
> stuck with all the bugs in the last driver version to support your GPU,
> or b) get a 6200 or above.

Not strictly true. I have a GeForce 440 and am happily using the
latest FC6 kernel, with the help of atrpms kernel modules. It's only
when Axel decides to end support for the legacy nvidia driver that
I'll need to pick a or b above.


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