Quote Originally Posted by Panix View Post
Okay. I am willing to experiment with a cheap second hand card. How is the 4870 nowadays? For video/2D/3D? Does it work as good as Nvidia 9800GT/GTS 250?

Can I watch a video/divx/dvd without tearing on both ATI drivers?

I'm going to hold off on buying a BRAND NEW recent card for now. I can always sell either card above since there is still some demand for them.
4870 is definitely faster than a gtx 250 and a 9800gt. I use one on my windows desktop and its great, still maxes pretty much every game at 1680x1050. I never tried gaming with linux on it though.