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    Default Goodbye ATI

    I finally switched to NVidia (I ordered a GTX 560 Ti). I've been using ATI cards since almost 10 years (a Radeon 7500 was the first.) But, lacking good Linux support for 10 years is too much. But you know what? In 10 more years from now, when maybe the drivers will be good at last, I'll switch back. But for now, you lost a very loyal customer who actually tried very hard to like your products much more than the ones from your competitor.

    So no more pro-ATI trolling from me. From now on I'm an pro-NVidia guy. Er, no wait... Strike that last part ;-)

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    I'm not a ATI pro troll either, because this corporation doesn't exist anymore

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    Hey, I grew up calling them "ATI", I'm not gonna change that. It has sentimental value :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    From now on I'm an pro-NVidia guy. Er, no wait... Strike that last part ;-)
    A pro-nvidia girl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
    A pro-nvidia girl?
    Pwnt :-P

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    Are you expecting a parting gift? Why was this thread necessary?

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    breaking news...
    my shopping trolley will now be full of? does it matter? what is the point of this thread? wouldn't it be more useful to file bugs than to write public farewells to manufacturers of ...things? Does anyone care why some megalomaniac has had an epic emotional breakdown with a manufacturer of things...?

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    I test ati cards with latest drivers every month, just to know which is broken that was not broken before I have got a script to remove the drivers as well. As my test box is usually open i can switch gfx cards within a few seconds. The last new errors have been hd series 5 only, so you did not even notice em with your old card. So basically you could still test fglrx drivers each month if you wanted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    I test ati cards with latest drivers every month, just to know which is broken that was not broken before I have got a script to remove the drivers as well. As my test box is usually open i can switch gfx cards within a few seconds. The last new errors have been hd series 5 only, so you did not even notice em with your old card. So basically you could still test fglrx drivers each month if you wanted
    this is one of the biggest problem with the catalyst: no user side regression testing with GIT-Bisect.

    because of this its hopeless to hope for an stable catalyst driver.

    if the radeon driver starts to run openCL +openGL3.3 then the catalyst is obsolete for all users who wants a "stable" not "fast" driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    I finally switched to NVidia (I ordered a GTX 560 Ti). I've been using ATI cards since almost 10 years (a Radeon 7500 was the first.) But, lacking good Linux support for 10 years is too much. But you know what? In 10 more years from now, when maybe the drivers will be good at last, I'll switch back. But for now, you lost a very loyal customer who actually tried very hard to like your products much more than the ones from your competitor.
    "In 10 more years from now, when maybe the drivers will be good at last, I'll switch back."

    Good luck.

    Waiting for AMD/ATI drivers to improve is hopeless. Why didn't they just leave it as the ATI brand, anyway?

    You guys will be arguing about AMD drivers for the next 10 yrs or maybe it won't even get that far. AMD DOESN'T SUPPORT LINUX! If you can't have drivers that do what you want, then it's not supported.

    If all you need is minimal usage and there's several features that aren't important to you and that's sufficient, great. But, it doesn't change the fact that there's insufficient Linux support.

    I consider Nvidia's support to be poor, too, but Nvidia and ATI are MS-centric. What do they say, pick your poison?

    I still want to get another (new but not necessarily 'new' as in from a store or store bought) video card but it will be Nvidia for sure. I just don't see any other choice.

    Btw, with respect to power saving features and what might be the best choice for a laptop, it would be Intel, right? Does the Intel HD 3000 graphics have working power features and full 3D?

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