video card for new computer

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Thu Dec 14 08:43:41 UTC 2017


On Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:05:13 -0700, Stuart McGraw wrote:
>Are Nvidia cards easier to deal with in general than 
>AMD, or visa versa?

Consider to stay with Intel.

However, there's an ATI issue
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AMD_Catalyst#Xorg_repositories and
if there should be an upgrade available, working with xorg of your
choice, than your ATI card might not be supported anymore. In my
experiences NVIDIA doesn't drop older cards. Using the FLOSS driver for
ATI and NVIDIA - I often had no other choice than using the FLOSS
driver - 3D desktop environments might not work. Rt-patched kernels at
least caused issues in the past, when using NVIDIA graphics, let alone
that AMD CPUs also could cause issues with patched kernels.

I migrated from AMD CPUs with ATI and NVIDI cards to an Intel CPU with
an Intel graphics.




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