On Sun, 4 Nov 2018 at 02:07, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler(a)chello.at> wrote:
Ian Malone wrote:
> Hi, what's the current status on NVidia cards in Fedora+KDE? Looking
> at updating to a GTX 1050 Ti. Currently running a GT 640 which is
> mostly okay with nouveau, except for the occasional text display
Are you sure you want an Nvidia card? AMD cards are generally better
supported with Free drivers (amdgpu, now developed by AMD themselves because
they base their "AMDGPU PRO" proprietary driver on it – on one hand, this
gives it a sour crippleware feeling, but on the other hand, it means AMD
actually cares about the amdgpu driver working well). The RX 560 or RX 560D
models seem to be in the same price range as the GTX 1050 Ti. That said, I
have not tried any of these, I'm using an ancient Radeon HD model.
A bit undecided, hence asking. However the RX 560 is a lower
performance card, and I've used nvidia for my last three or so, so
it's something of a known quantity. Performance-wise the RX 470 and RX
570 are more of a match, but both quite a bit dearer (and the older
one harder to get hold off). Really in Linux I just need it for
desktop work (and possibly CUDA, but this is my home system), it's
games in Windows that I'm after the performance for.
Useful to have an update on the driver situation, I remember when the
ATI driver was the hard one to get working. Didn't realise that AMD
still had a proprietary/open-source split though.