linux hardware compatibility list

Brian Beardall brian at
Tue Jul 15 17:46:56 MDT 2008

>   I'm thinking I want 
> to go with ati chipset for both mb and graphics, with an amd processor.  
> I'm not doing anything high end and am only looking at $1000 for the 
> whole setup (including monitor).  Is there anything I should avoid?
> Kyle

I have an ATI Radeon X800 graphics card using the fglrx and AMD has
greatly improved the driver over the last year. The performance for my
X800 is the same as it would be in the other OS. AMD has also been
delivering same day graphics support for all of their new cards. So if
you wanted to buy the latest ATI 4870 graphics card it does work. nVidia
has support for their latest GFX, but it is in their beta driver so
don't expect that to work in any distro yet. Phoronix has benchies if
you want to see them.


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