I posted a message here the other day asking advice about building a PC around an abit NF-M2 motherboard. Visiting the site of the retailer I was planning to buy it from, I discovered today that it has been discontinued.
I also discovered that it is being replaced by the AN-M2 and AN-M2HD sometime next week (I think). Are there any plans to review them any time soon? Also, what are the chances of it working out of the box with (say Ubuntu) Linux?
Des the Chipset/GPU/HDMI-Output work with free drivers (nv) as well? If yes, up to what resolution?
(I'm planning to drive a 1920x1200 Full-HD Display with that board, is that possible without BLOBs?)
I don't actually care about GLX/DRI all too much right now (although I'm of course looking forward to a free solution for nvidia boards ), I'd just like to know for sure if the connectors are driven by the free drivers in a way so HD-content unencumbered by DRM may be played in its native 1080p resolution.
I found out we have at least one GeForce 7025 motherboard from ASRock that should arrive in a week or two for testing.
Great news, looking forward to your review!
http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10447The NVIDIA GeForce 6100 and 6150 integrated graphics processors have been relatively popular among Linux and Windows users. These IGPs have been common in HTPC setups with the NVIDIA driver working out well with MythTV. NVIDIA's GeForce 6100/6150 parts have also appeared in a number of desktop systems, and while these IGPs cannot really handle modern games, they have no troubles with Beryl or Compiz. However, it's now time that the GeForce 6 series moves on with NVIDIA having recently introduced the NVIDIA GeForce 7025 and 7050 with the nForce 630a as the replacement for the GeForce 6100 and 6150 with the nForce 410/430. We have decided to look at the NVIDIA GeForce 7050 today as we compare it to the GeForce 6150 and test it in a variety of Linux graphics benchmarks.