I am getting a new box with Athlon64 3800+ (512KB L2 @ 2.0Ghz) and a NForce 4 Ultra motherboard and 2GiB DDR400 RAM.
I am using Linux and I DON'T play games.
I believe NVidia supports OpenGL 2.0
I want to get an NVidia card that supports OpenGL-2.0 because I can see a difference when playing my movies with using video output OpenGL rather than using an X driver.
(use mplayer -vo gl2 or mplayer -vo gl or change the video drive in xine to gl2 and see the results )
So does OpenGL cards really affect the video output ?
Is OpenGL 2.0 much better than OpenGL 1.5 ?
References on HDTV are welcome
Does L2 cache size of the processor and/or RAM matter when I use OpenGL ?
Any suggestions appreciated