GPU advice for Debian stretch?
- Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2017 13:51:46 +0100
- From: Martin Read <zen75502@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: GPU advice for Debian stretch?
I'm currently using an AMD "APU" system with integrated Radeon HD6530D graphics (yes, that's a component from 2011; the computer still works fine). This is kind of awkward when considering moving to stretch:
* The DKMS-support package for the fglrx proprietary driver will not be available for stretch. * The radeon free driver *still* isn't on par with fglrx on my hardware. fglrx gave me OpenGL 4.4; radeon gives me 3.3 and visibly inferior performance. * The amdgpu free driver (which I'm guessing won't be in stretch except via backports anyway) doesn't support my hardware.
I don't have the money to replace my computer right now, so I'm looking at the number-and-letter soup of PCI Express discrete graphics cards. Any recommendations? Not looking for some all-singing all-dancing thing with seventeen fans, just something that - with the drivers available for stretch - will get me at least as much performance and capability as my current chip achieves with its proprietary driver.