Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I've heard Nvidia cards usually have better support than ATI, but even within brands, is the support pretty even across different cards or how would I find which video cards are best supported?

share|improve this question
    
This question is a hot potato. People tend to recommend what they use and know as long as they can get it working. There's so many cards, and even different implementations of the chipsets (as in propriety implementations in laptops and third party devices) that it's pretty hard to give definitive answers to your question. You're more likely to get personal opinion from a very narrow viewpoint since it's very hard for any individual to test all options available. Personally, I have Nvidia and am finding the performance and reliability very spotty. ATI seems to be havine probs also. –  fabricator4 Oct 28 '12 at 0:38
add comment

closed as not constructive by Uri Herrera, Eric Carvalho, Seth, raaz, RolandiXor Feb 22 '13 at 4:54

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

1 Answer

My experience is that both Nvidia and ATI are supported. Unfortunately they are not as well supported as Windows. In my personal experience, I find Nvidia to be having a better drivers than ATI, on the other hand ATI has better support for open source drivers, but they often lack proper support for their latest cards (for instance the fusion platform almost took a year to get proper video accelaration support from the drivers). In the end I just tend to take an "older" card and not the latest high end ones (even on Windows the drivers are not always that good for the latest cards).

share|improve this answer
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.