[OT] Re: [CentOS] Video card

Fri Feb 3 13:28:00 UTC 2006
Chris Mauritz <chrism at imntv.com>

I say "damn the torpedoes" and get yourself an Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX 
card.  8-)

One of the kids at the office brought one in to try on some test systems 
I've been building (Tyan 2895 + dual Opteron 275 + 4gigs RAM).  I'm not 
much of a gamer, but he booted one of the boxes into Windows XP and 
started playing Call of Duty 2.  The whole office just stopped for 5-10 
minutes while everyone watched.  With a sufficiently fast 
computer/video, these shoot-em-up games are full of eye candy without 
affecting gameplay at all.  Wow.  Who woulda thought you'd need 4 
opteron cores, a $400 video card, and a few gigs of RAM just to play a 
game with all the "fun bits" turned on.  8-)  Thank goodness my daughter 
is still happy with her PSP....for now.  8-)