Where is the power consumption of a highend ati card running with OSS driver?
When kernel 2.6.35-36 gets ready the power consuption of OSS will improve a lot!. Anyway fglrx has power management and power consuption is good.
Nvidia hardware is *fucked* this year, please read this, is a worth lecture.
When you intend to use oss drivers a highend card is completely crap because you lose money due to more power consumption - when do you get it?
You only get modesetting with hd5 cards now, definitely no powersave mode!
but thats stupid to run run the cards with oss driver, why should it run all the time in max speed mode? only complete idiots propose that!