I'm about to buy a new computer and I'm having trouble deciding on which graphics card to choose. I'm thinking one of these two:
Gigabyte GeForce 7600GS SilentPipe 256MB
Sapphire Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB
Will either of these cards be able to decode HD movies in x264 under Linux and leave the cpu free to other stuff? With or without free drivers? Will the free ATI drivers eventually support this?
I had a Radeon 9800 Pro and when I selected an area on the desktop in Ubuntu (you know when you click somewhere and drag the pointer over the desktop to select several icons) it was very choppy, I read something about that being a problem with ATI drivers. If I get the Radeon HD2600 will it work smooth?