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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:08 pm    Post subject: [solved] replacing Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT Reply with quote

after 15 years this card still works fine but the drivers are getting outdated. i would like to have now a replacement. please give me suggestions for some new one: passive cooling, not extremely expensive. it does not have to be too powerful as my 15 years old card was just enough for all the games i play until now. i know about Linus's middle finger and Nvidia so what what would be the opensource graphics card alternative?

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got probably the right one ;)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do people forget Nouveau exists? GeForce 9600GT is one of the best supported cards IIRC because a lot of Nouveau devs had one when it was still new-ish.

That said, R7 250 will actually be a huge upgrade considering the card it's replacing. Congrats! Enjoy it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunset_sergal wrote:
Why do people forget Nouveau exists?
Nouveau is mostly plagued by poor power management / reclocking support preventing many cards from running in high performance mode (plus other lacking features). Personally I always had worse performance with nouveau on every cards I tried but I never had a series 9 so can't say for this one. If have a problem with proprietary drivers for one reason or another, it's still _the_ alternative though.

I like nouveau for old displays on which I don't care to run games / decode video / cuda / etc... though. Which nowadays a 9600GT is probably better suited for :) Good on new card.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a few years ago i tested maybe 15 games with nouveau and more then half of them did not work fine.
currently testing games with amdgpu and until now all works fine.
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