Long time linux/nvidia user, soon looking to upgrade entire machine (I'm on an *old* dually athlon 2.2Ghz with a 6800gt nvidia card).
The AGP port on the AMD 760mpx chipset "bites arse" to be polite, but the 6800 seems to tolerate it. I run twinview with dual 24"CRTs (yeah, they're darned heavy) each at a resolution of 1920x1200@85Hz, and have had few if any complaints about stability, and capability, at least once nvidia got to 8x.xx of their linux drivers. (I'm memory bandwidth and AGP 4x speed starved, don't really play anything 3d but what I've tried works fine). Mine runs 24x7x[reboot for kernel upgrade] without any issues currently, but the hardware itself is getting old, and transcoding HD video makes me think seriously about building a quad core solution Q1-2008
Anyway, onto my actual question. Rumors say AMD/ATI/DAMMIT has been giving it a solid shot at delivering decent linux drivers for their recent cards.
How well is that working out?
and is there a serious and stable option for a "dual output" card to do something like twinview (which behaves like xinerama with additional bells/whistles) on two monitors. stability, and good border behavior between the screens are critical to me, and I insist on good 2d video.
Seriously, not trying to start a flame war or debate, I'm just curious to know if others out there have had good or troublesome issues with an ATI card in more recent times with a good solid dualheaded configuration. Rumors also say the 38xx series ATI/AMD cards will be sweet performance wise, and priced nicely, thus my interest.
Thanks for your comments and input.
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