[CentOS] ATI X550 chipset

Bryan J. Smith b.j.smith at ieee.org
Tue Sep 13 20:40:59 UTC 2005

Aleksandar Milivojevic <alex at milivojevic.org> wrote:
> Thanks for the answers.  I think I'll go with either cheap
> X300 or 6200 cards, forget about 3D, and save myself couple
> of $ ;-)

If you're not interested in 3D, another option that should be
compatible with ALL CentOS releases (3 and 4) using the MIT
2D drivers is the GeForce PCX 5300.  It's essentially a
GeForce FX 5200 (NV34) -- which was supported in the very
first Xorg release, as well as the last XFree86 release
before it's adoption by Red Hat.

Most of the affordable GeForce FX (NV3x) solutions are
absolutely attrocious at 3D compared to even the older
GeForce4 Ti (NV25/28) series.  Even though it's an earlier
generation with less feature support, the NV25/28 is often
able to best NV31/34 with newer features turned on.  Probably
the biggest bastard is the GeForce FX 5700"LE" which has its
clock cut by 45% over the "full" 5700 and it shows, losing to
the "old" GeForce4 Ti4200/4800 in many benchmarks.

But for 2D, the GeForce PCX 5300 (PCIe) / FX 5200 (AGP) are
widely supported.

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