barney, you can buy an AMD 300 series card for linux......errr........catalyst is practically retarded as far as linux is concerned...something which works only on
arch/manjaro and raw ubuntu.....I may be 100% wrong, because I just cant get catalyst installed on debian...unless I commit psychological suicide.NOTE:The above problem may be subjective only to laptops because I dont have a desktop.
AMD cards(laptops+desktop) work OUB(out of box), considering the amount of opensource support that comes from AMD.
barney, if you are ok with using open source drivers, then go ahead and get a 300 series card. I have faced NO problems with the open-source drivers.
I wont lie, Nvidia desktop cards have no problems with the proprietary drivers and it doesnt matter which linux you use. I dont know if laptops face the same problems as desktop cards.
The profit made by selling consoles is not much, considering all the hardwork is being done by sony and partners and breathing down on the neck of AMD when a
hardware level problem occurs. AMD's profit is marginal not something they can bank on. A console, is only good as the games that are made for it. The
CPU+graphics is irrelevant.
barney wrote:I do really hope AMD can get back up as we need the competition.
I say let AMD (ati) and Nvidia die. Throw in some Seagate and Western Digital in there, too. Foxconn..definitely Foxconn..needs to die. Console wars..provide no benefit to the paying customers. They can all die too.
Thats a really sober argument. In an ideal world, that would be the natural order of things. Though, I still think AMD dying is the worse thing possible for the tech
industry....they are heading the HSA foundation. Qualcomm, Samsung, Mediatek etc are all partners. With AMD developing the IP for HSA, they are paving the