What is the current status of drivers for linux by ATI or NVidia?
I know they both provide proprietary drivers, but I am unsure how well
they work. The same goes for the open source driver, lacking information
and all that...
I am looking to buy a new graphics card for my Debian Opteron
workstation and my choices have come down to the following:
- Nvidia 8800 GTX
(the 9800 series is not supported by the proprietary drivers yet)
- ATI HD 3900
I am planning on running it with 1920x1200 resolution with KDE, emacs,
Konsole, web etc, no gaming or photo editing or stuff like that. (Gaming
will of course have to be done in Windows or Wii (or soon maybe; PS3))
Does the current drivers work for that? or will there be minor/major
Are the open source driver good/fast enough or must I use the