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SteamOS beta "Alchemist" arrives

SteamOS beta "Alchemist" arrives

Posted Dec 19, 2013 23:04 UTC (Thu) by gidoca (subscriber, #62438)
In reply to: SteamOS beta "Alchemist" arrives by ewan
Parent article: SteamOS beta "Alchemist" arrives

> I'm not sure why anyone would choose, for preference, an AMD graphics card for Linux use.

Personally, I chose AMD because they offer sufficiently stable open source drivers on Linux and much better gaming performance than Intel on Windows. I'm sure I'm not the only one with that line of thinking.


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SteamOS beta "Alchemist" arrives

Posted Dec 20, 2013 3:35 UTC (Fri) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198) [Link]

You aren't the only one who thinks the same way. I just tested Fedora 20 on my Mac Pro which has two AMD JUNIPER cards with two monitors each and everything just worked out of the box with accelerated graphics.

SteamOS beta "Alchemist" arrives

Posted Dec 20, 2013 8:11 UTC (Fri) by jezuch (subscriber, #52988) [Link]

> Personally, I chose AMD because they offer sufficiently stable open source drivers on Linux and much better gaming performance than Intel on Windows. I'm sure I'm not the only one with that line of thinking.

And you're right :) I have a cheapo passively-cooled AMD card and I'm happy with it. Sure, I won't play the latest and greatest GPU-melting FPS of today, but it's stable, fast enough for KDE, has an open driver. And is SILENT. What's not to love? :)

P.S.: I'd also buy a cheapo passively-cooled CPU for the same reasons, but AFACT there are none available. Which is sad, because we reached the "fast enough" point of CPUs long ago and we're still chasing the "more speed" side of Moore's Law instead of the "lower power" side.


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