[arch-general] Is ATI more... "compatible"?

Dimitris Zervas dzervas at dzervas.gr
Sat May 3 12:41:10 EDT 2014

Hello fellow archers,

I have an ASUS GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II 2GB and 2 monitors. I love gaming
(battlefield and dayz for now, but several game generally, which are not
wine-compatible and won't ever be. DirectX 11 and sh*t.) and I want to be
able to play on my Arch (dual boot is NOT a solution for me.).
I want to achieve GPU passthrough. GT9800 (my old graphics card) on one
monitor for linux and GTX660 on the other monitor used by windows.
I've tried several months ago to go with Xen GPU passthrough but failed (I
did not have much time). I will start all over again in a month and try,
KVM gpu passthrough and then (if it fails) xen again. Both KVM and Xen,
have better support (if not only) for ATi graphics cards than Nvidia (for
the specific chip that I have).
Is that true?
If yes, I am thinking of selling my NVidia and buying a slightly better
ATi. Which one to buy?

Thank you for your time :)

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