video card for new computer

Xen list at xenhideout.nl
Fri Dec 15 21:23:01 UTC 2017


Ralf Mardorf schreef op 15-12-2017 21:58:
> On Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:35:22 +0100, Xen wrote:
>>> But the lack of a gpu means I have to waste a pci-e slot, and that
>>> keeps me from buying.
>> 
>> That's because they've dropped onboard GPU as a result of this, and
>> this now bites you.
> 
> An onboard GPU also needs to use a bus, it just doesn't require a
> socket.

I mean that the onboard GPU was available whatever graphics card... I 
mean, whatever CPU you used.


I would always have onboard (barely good enough, but good enough to play 
WoW) and then a cheap graphics card to complement it.

Or a more expensive one, but in any case, this was a nice combo.

Also there is the possibility, not sure how good this works, of using 
KVM with PCI passthrough to load a Windows VM in which you can then 
game.


(But recently VirtualBox people told me this is only available on select 
Intel GPUs... I mean CPUs that have IOMMU support and then it still does 
not work, but I read articles about KVM where people said it worked 
fine).

So for me was very attractive to have onboard GPU and discrete GPU only 
for Windows.

You need for that then a monitor with 2 connectors, or dual monitor.

Then people have reported gaming with near 100% performance on one 
monitor in Windows, while doing desktop work on the other monitor in 
Linux :p.

(Using one system obviously).

But now I have to buy an APU for that.

Given the nature of that you can consider the motivation of developers 
to develop good drivers for it, to be subpar, after all, it is a 
"secondary" product.

Whereas the Radeon HD 3200 chipsets were perfectly workable in Linux I 
have my doubts about the future.



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