[LAU] Graphic card

Brent Busby brent at keycorner.org
Fri Dec 26 02:34:38 UTC 2014

On Thu, 25 Dec 2014, Aur?lien Leblond wrote:

> I was wondering if you guys would have a few advice for graphic card? 
> My laptop blew up a few days ago, so I'm building a pc to replace it 
> (haven't done that in years) - I'm not a gamer, the only things me and 
> my wife are doing are music production and photo editing, only running 
> Linux.
> Any advice between Radeon or GeForce? Which driver is good and doesn't 
> disturb Jack or audio latency?

I run the free radeon driver from X.org.  I've heard all the arguments 
about how the nVidia closed drivers have better performance, but they 
have a bad history of interfering with realtime in the past, the kernel 
developers hate them, and I don't like binary mystery code that runs as 
root from anybody.

The free radeon drivers have been getting better all the time.

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