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Old April 1, 2013, 05:18 PM
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Default What's a good card that's more powerful than the ATI Radeon HD 5770, but an NVIDIA?

Hey guys,

I'm currently considering buying a NVIDIA graphics card to replace my ATI Radeon HD 5770. The reason I want to buy a new NVIDIA card, because I want to upgrade my computer's graphical capabilities, and I want to have a better graphical experience when using Ubuntu; ATI's drivers in Ubuntu has always been horrible.

I'm looking around a $300-$400 range.

Any ideas?
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Old April 1, 2013, 05:47 PM
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What applications are you running under Ubuntu that are graphics intensive? Unless you've got some kind of gfx dependent software I can't see wanting to spend that much on a vid card if you're not going to be gaming.

edit: Does Nvidia even bother natively supporting Linux distros?
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Old April 1, 2013, 06:04 PM
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What applications are you running under Ubuntu that are graphics intensive? Unless you've got some kind of gfx dependent software I can't see wanting to spend that much on a vid card if you're not going to be gaming.

edit: Does Nvidia even bother natively supporting Linux distros?
I do play games on my computer via Steam; I play Team Fortress 2 in Ubuntu as well (Installing the graphics drivers in Ubuntu was a pain).

As for Nvidia. I think you need to install their drivers as well to get the most of it in Ubuntu (Just like Windows for the most part).
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Old April 1, 2013, 06:57 PM
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560 ti, 660 660ti, I agree with sswilson really don't need to spend allot of money on a gaming card especially under linux don't get me wrong I love Linux just not for gaming unless I am playing Enemy territory Unreal type games .
I think that if you look at the reviews here Video Cards | Hardware Canucks - Part 2

it should give you some choices and actually if you keep watching the Review Units FS thread you can pick up some good deals in there.

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If you're driving a 1080P Res, TF2 should need no more than a 650TI Boost or 660 tops.

That is well below your price range so, you should be set.

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If you're driving a 1080P Res, TF2 should need no more than a 650TI Boost or 660 tops.

That is well below your price range so, you should be set.

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Agree on the 650ti boost or 660. Either wont break the bank and will give atleast double the fps of a 5770 if the rest of your computer can keep up.
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At the moment the best value is the 7870 XT but for nvidia,650ti PE?
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Don't mean to rain on your parade, but I find nvidia drivers harder to install and less stable than ati drivers in ubuntu.

In ubuntu, all I had to do was click install for ati now. Hurray.
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