Originally Posted by tlo
the x700 isnt powerful enough to utilize the extra 128 MB of ram. its basically the same gimmick as when they started bundling the 9700 with 256. the two cards are more or less the same, except for one important difference. ATI sucks for Linux. im talking serious driver issues. if you plan on using linux ever, GET NVIDIA. otherwise, let other things like price, size, weight, battery, what have you, decide between a computer with a x700 or a computer with a 6600.
You can get ATI cards to work under linux, it just takes a bit of work. My Linux teacher at college is going to help me with that. I'll post results when I get around to installing it.