First post, by Swiego
I have been struggling to understand the best video card for a given system based upon researching threads here and elsewhere. The situation that I run into is that many threads focus either on operating system compatibility or processor compatibility (and loosely related to the latter point, period correctness.) but, it seems to me that the matrix I need must look at both.... what OS compatibility I can expect as a function of driver availability, bugs etc. but also what cards are incompatible with older architectures as a function of driver instruction sets etc. Most “what’s the best” discussions I’ve perused look at one of these two dimensions but not both simultaneously.
Is there a matrix out there that organizes cards by tiers following an OS & processor platform two dimensional matrix? If so I’d really appreciate pointers to it! If not, perhaps this is something we can collectively document?