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Re: Recommend me an AGP card for DragonFly

From: Max Herrgard <herrgard@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 21:10:15 +0100

Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
On Mon, 08 Nov 2010 09:56:41 +0100
Max Herrgard<herrgard@gmail.com>  wrote:

Hi list,

I feel it's time to get something faster than my old Matrox G450 to run
with the DragonFly box. Any recommendations? I don't want to upgrade to
PCIe yet as I would need to build a completly new box for that. And I
want 3D acceleration in X. I will probably do some ghetto silent cooling
thing, so not a too hot chip ;-)

You're probably pretty much OK with almost any AGP ATI card, I've had good results with a couple of 9200SE cards, an old All-In-Wonder (Hercules branded) and an X1650 - that last is probably a bit too hot though (fan on card and an extra power connector).

ceh from #netbsd.se hooked me up with a free Radeon 9200 (passive cooled). I put it in box, changed driver in xorg.conf to 'radeon', started X and ran glxgears:

8422 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1684.248 FPS

My old Matrox did ~350 FPS.

So that means instant 3D accl on DragonFly x86_64 with MesaLib-7.4.4nb3.

I'm so stoked right now :) Max

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