Oct. 25th, 2013

robbat2: (ubercoder)

So I'm hunting for a new graphics card, and my set of requirements make this a difficult quest. I welcome all suggestions, either as comments, or as email.

I haven't seen any passive cards in the new R7/R9 lines from ATI, not sure if those will come out later only

Requirements

  • MUST be supported by the open-source Radeon or Noveau drivers.
  • MUST support at least 3 digital displays (DVI/HDMI/DP etc, not VGA)
  • SHOULD be cost less than $300
  • SHOULD occupy only one PCI-e slot (trying to avoid double-height cards)
  • SHOULD be passively cooled, or after-market water-cooled
  • NICE TO HAVE: good 3D performance

Options so far (for further review)

Name & Link Outputs Passive Card height Price
ATI FirePro 2460 4x MiniDP Yes 1 slot $256 NCIX (no PP)
VISIONTEK Radeon HD 7750, 2GB GDDR5, PCIe x16, 6x Mini-DP, Retail 6x MiniDP No 1 slot $273 NCIX (no PP)
Radeon HD 7750 Low Profile - Eyefinity 4 CGAX-7758LM4 - PCI Express 3.0 - 2048 - GDDR5 - 128 BIT 4x MiniDP No 1 slot 136GBP AmazonUK, no NCIX listing
SAPPHIRE FleX 100322FLEX Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card 1x DVI-D, 1x DVI-S, 1x HDMI Yes 2 slots LP $60 Newegg, $75 NCIX no-PP
PowerColor HD7750 2GB GDDR5 Eyefinity 4 LP Edition (UEFI) AX7750 2GBD5-4DL 4x MiniDP No 1 slot $190 Ebay, no NCIX listing
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 450 by PNY 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express Gen 2 x16 Quad DisplayPort or DVI-D SL Profesional Business Graphics Board, VCQ450NVS-X16-DVI-PB 4x MiniDP Yes 1 slot $295 AmazonUS, $495 NCIX non-PP
FirePro W600 6x MiniDp No 1 slot $570 NCIX non-PP, $480 AmazonUS
HIS 7750 iSilence 5 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DP/DVI/HDMI DVI, HDMI, DP Yes 2 slot internally, 1 slot physically $100 AmazonUS

Notes

I have tried the following cards already without success:

  • Galaxy MDT X4 GeForce210
    This card implements 4 DVI in a design like a pair of inline Matrox DualHead2Go units, it mucked badly with the EDID and crashed Noveau.
  • Matrox ??? older 3 or 4-head card: only first output supported on open-source driver
  • Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 OC Edition: radeon driver very buggy when DP used and other outputs

For reference, my monitors are 2x Dell U2410, 1x Dell U2413. So I have DVI/HDMI/DP on all displays, and the U2413 has DP1.2 MST as well.

robbat2: (ubercoder)

For the many other open-source contributors and developers out there, I'm wondering if anybody has a complete list of all works they have created. It came up recently that such a list would be useful in asserting my own prior copyrights in any future employment, and avoiding claims that I'd taken any code [1].

For version control systems are still accessible, this isn't too much of a problem, but for past historical creations, this is a lot harder. Has anybody else done it? To what level of detail did your listing go?

Here's my initial broad listing(I'm going to come back often to fill it in more)

I realized that this does form a sort of portfolio of work that I've done, and it shows just how flexible I am, esp. if I went and wrote this up better including a blurb about some of the larger or more standalone projects I've done.

Additional sources to look up this stuff are:

(list last updated 2015/06/20, partially)

And I'm sure that I'm missing many more.

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