On Wednesday 13 August 2008, Jim wrote: > At some point fairly soon, I'll be rebuilding my computer, and I want > three things. > > 64 Bit for more memory, maybe a bit of performance boost as well - > it's mostly a multimedia machine > decent/good 3D acceleration (better than a GeForce 7300GS - a few > games in WINE in 1920x1080 - yes, believe it or not, the 7300GS > doesn't do /bad/ on many of the games, but it certainly could be > better). > FreeBSD.
You may want to rethink this. The emulators/wine port is i386-only: %grep -i arch /usr/ports/emulators/wine/Makefile ONLY_FOR_ARCHS= i386 > I've used Solaris and Linux, and honestly, I'd rather go back to > Windows and use Cygwin for my *nix needs. > I'd rather use FreeBSD for the system than Windows. > > 64 Bit immediately knocks out the thoughts on using an nVidia card. > > Has anyone had much experience with a 3600 series ATi card, it's the > best in the discreet-video category for my target price/performance, > but not listed in the man pages for the Radeon (non-HD) - only the > 3400s and the 3800s). Aside from that, going for the really cheap end, > has anyone had much experience with the Intel 4500HD chipsets yet? I'm > lousy with other people's code (barely good with my own), but I could > test if needed, if/when I get the board. In my experience the Intel and Radeon drivers for Xorg work very well on FreeBSD, but I don't have experience with any of the specific hardware you mention. > Could anyone give me some of their experiences here? How are your > experiences with these pieces of hardware and their drivers in terms > of stability/reliability (in FreeBSD of course)? Are either of these > setups in a place where a tester would be needed/welcome? _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"