Re: Cheap PCI graphic cards for GNOME Shell

On 13 June 2011 18:20, Federico Mena Quintero <federico gnome org> wrote:
On Sun, 2011-06-12 at 23:27 -0400, Jeff Fortin wrote:

> I'm looking for recommendations for graphic cards that
> - Can run GNOME Shell in a fluid manner
> - Are PCI (not PCI express or AGP)
> - Are dirt cheap/easy to find

Some data points:

I have two machines with old Radeon cards, both with the radeonhd

R200, straight PCI, is unusable.

R300, laptop built-in, is somewhat usable.

I haven't tried the radeon driver, just radeonhd - things may be
different with it.

Finding that R200 was hard about two years ago, and actually more
expensive than an AGP card.  These days it may be cheaper to find a used
machine that can do PCI/E or AGP, than to find a straight PCI video card
that is fast enough.

RadeonHD was never meant for that generation of cards (it only supports R500+) and has since been obsoleted by the Radeon driver in all features.

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