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Galaxy 65IGH8DL7AXX GeForce GTX 650 Ti GC 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I bought the card to replace my AMD 5770 because I was tired of stability issues caused by the terrible AMD drivers for Ubuntu. I had heard that the Nvidia drivers were much more stable on the desktop so I decided to make the switch.
The card was smaller than I expected, space is not a concern for me but i guess it helps with airflow. The drivers installed fine, all I had to do was type "sudo apt-get install jockey" in the terminal, and I let Jockey handle the installation automatically. It detected and isntalled the drivers in no time. It was honestly more of pain to remove the AMD drivers than it was to install the Nvidia drivers.

The card runs smooth both for native linux games and games on wine.

The box is sexy.

The card runs pretty cool, which helps keep my room cool too :D

Cons: I wich the card came with a mini hdmi adapter, and the ports could have been arranged better, it's hard to fit an adapter since my monitors are hdmi/vga instead of dvi, which forces me to run one of them with an adapter from the port that sits right next to the mini hdmi slot. I had to be more aggressig than I would have liked to get them both to fit.

I've had some very minor issues with screen tearing and Vsync, but i think that's more of a compiz issue than an Nvidia one, so I'm not even sure it belongs on this review. It's only really noticable when I play Bastion, and maybe a little with Minecraft.

Other Thoughts: Heven't had the chance to test Cuda rendering on Blender yet.
Physx isn't supported on Linux as far as I know.

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

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Display Name: Jeremy Z.

Date Joined: 12/11/11

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  • Last Review: 05/05/13
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