[CentOS] ATI X550 chipset

Bryan J. Smith b.j.smith at ieee.org
Tue Sep 13 19:19:31 UTC 2005

Aleksandar Milivojevic <alex at milivojevic.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm about to buy new video card, and was looking at ATI
> PCI-E Radeon X550. 
> However, I don't see that particular chipset mentioned
> anywhere in docs.  The
> X300 is there, as well as X600 and X800.  Does anybody have
> Radeon X550 card
> running under CentOS 4?  With 3D acceleration?

Bang/Buck under Linux is nVidia.  Especially the GeForce 6200
for $50 these days (just get a 256MB TC version which has
64MB of RAM).  Otherwise the 6600 and 6600GT (GDDR3) are
$100+ with 128-256MB.

nVidia's Standardware drivers are more stable than the ATI
Standardware drivers.  There are _no_ DRI/GLX drivers for

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