I'm not sure why you think the new Geforce cards will be an issue. Please clarify.
As far as stereo is concerned, Geforce cards only give stereo under Windows, not Linux. If you want stereo under Linux you need the Quadro cards with the stereo option (for example, Quadro 4000 or 5000). Not all Quadro cards support this option, and so would only give stereo under Windows, like the Geforce cards.
Not sure about the passive type of stereo; I have a feeling that will also only work under Windows. I'm also not sure it works with Pymol and Coot. Perhaps someone can clarify this.
As far as I know the stereo under Linux is only the active variety, using the NVidia 3D Vision glasses.
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Subject: [ccp4bb] GeForce Graphics cards
I have an off-toptic question about Graphics card. My searches on pymolwiki and ccp4bb archives resulted in the following conclusion: Coot and pymol are not compatible with the new GeForce graphics cards. Hoewver, most of the posts I found were from 2009 and 2010. Does anyone here have any experience with GeForce 660 or 680 for stereo applications of Coot, Pymol or UCSF chimera? Will quadro cards work equally smooth in the stereo mode of these programs? Do 3D applications put too much pressure on the Graphics card which would justify installing dual Graphics card? (not sure if is relevant, but just for the record, we want to buy passive 3D monitor due to the budget restrictions).