I have (had?) A win10 machine for gaming with a nvidia 1080 for the past ten years since gaming wasn’t performant enough for me on Linux. Nouveau wasn’t cutting it fps wise and the nvidia drivers were a nightmare if you dared to alt-tab or expected more than 20fps.

I bought a mid tier (radeon7600xt) from AMD and it was (I am not kidding) plug and play. And I don’t mean the Microsoft blue screen presentation plugnplay.

Natively I got performant 3d fps (glxgears must be celebrating its 100th birthdaynow) and thanks to valves wine fork it was even easier to get more demanding games up and running. Before icouldn’t even run portal.

Thank you AMD for doing something right where nvidia is obviously screwing up.

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    Same here. Switching to an AMD GPU solved 95 % of the problems I still had with desktop Linux.

    Oh, and Intel Arc works quite well also.

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      I was tempted by Intel as a newcomer and having sane pricing. In the end and won because I tried my system ssd on a friends gaming PC and it worked perfectly. Otherwise …

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    Absolutely. Linux AMD drivers are rock solid due to them actually participating in the ecosystem and pushing the drivers directly to the kernel team in a proper open source format.

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    My system was built with the intention being a rock solid Linux gaming system. I also went with AMD (6700xt I think) and a cheap i5 12400F CPU. Never had any real issues running this thing with Arch (btw) til today. Thanks amd, thanks valve, thanks WINE devs.

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    Personally I’ve never had an issue with nvidia on Linux, it’s also “just worked” for me. My gripe is the lack of vaapi support

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      For me it is not about ‘issues’. It is just so much simpler and convenient. I also never had problems with nvidia, but then i used a AMD gpu. Oh my. What an experience. Everything including hardware acceleration in the browser etc. just worked on my barebone Arch install.

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      Some applications didn’t work correctly with nvidia + wayland for me, AMD solved that.

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    I ran, without any issue, portal 1 and 2 on an nvidia 1070 under Linux. Alt+tab and all. Great performance (well, for what the 1070 could do).

    I really don’t understand the issues some people report and why I never see them with my nvidia hardware.

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      Try Wayland, high refresh rate, VRR and multi-monitor.

      Sure you can make it work, but depending on what you’re doing you’ll have issues. AMD mostly just works.

      It’s also very convenient to have AMD support directly in the kernel, it eliminates the need for a proprietary, separate driver that might cause compatibility issues with system updates.

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      It might be edge cases. I’ve played games on proton just fine with my 1060 and now my 3070. Doom eternal, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Cities Skylines, Guild Wars 2, 7 Days to Die, a whole range of games.

      My 960 didn’t work at all, and I had to dual boot windows to play any game. Most Linux distros didn’t boot, even.

      I never managed to eliminate tearing though.

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      Same. I’ve had various AMD cards in the past and had nothing but problems with them on Linux. With Nvidias closed driver on the contrary, I’ve never had ANY problems at all. That’s why I’m using Nvidia exclusively for almost 10 years now and am very happy with their hard- and software. And I’m only running Linux, none of that Wind*ws cr*p.

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    I’ve had a similar experience. When I had a gtx 1060 6gb I had lots of issues and then purchased a 6700xt and have had an awesome experience. To be fair to nvidia, they have been improving their driver a lot as of late and the opensource community has as well with NVK. As the comments show on linux it always seems that everyone has very different experiences. Perhaps this is because of the segmentation/diversity of linux being many different types of linux distros and software versions etc…