Building a new box - ATI vs Nvidia?
So I'm about to order the parts to build a new gaming rig and I thought I'd better check to see what's the best compatibility for Kubuntu. Right now as it stands the processor will be an AMD Phenom 9600 2.3Ghz, which is a quad core. I'll have 2Gb DDR2, and dual ATI Radeon 3850s.
I know XP and my Windows-based games will scream on this machine, but I want to dual boot to Kubuntu for everything else. Will the dual ATI CrossFireX setup give Linux indigestion? Would a dual Nvidia SLI card setup be any better?
Just as important, this mobo has an onboard s/pdif optical output. Will Kubuntu support that and provide full surround sound to the s/pdif? Am I asking too much of it?