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I want to buy a new graphic card. I want to use the card with an open source driver (Radeon / Nouveau), but I need HDMI output. Which is the better choice, Radeon HD 5450 or GeForce GT 210?

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Just to point out you will not be able to run your pc in HD with the open source drivers so you will need the drivers anyway ps I like the nvidia cards but ATi is a bit beteer supported – Mark Kirby Aug 11 '12 at 15:37
What do you mean with: "you will not be able to run your pc in HD with the open source drivers "? I now run a GeForce 8400 GS with the nouveau driver and a resolution of 1920x1080. – BuZZ-dEE Aug 11 '12 at 15:42
For me I can only get SD resolutions on my Nvidia card with nouveau and have to install the drivers to use 1920x1080 maby this is a problem only with my card then I will have to look in to that. – Mark Kirby Aug 11 '12 at 15:48
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Okay, I buy a Radeon HD 5450 graphic card, because the Radeon driver supports TV-Out for this Evergreen GPU. Furthermore this card should be a little faster than the Nvidia pendant.

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