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

Ryan Capote trooper777 at gmail.com
Sat May 3 13:35:24 EDT 2014

AMD cards are not very well supported under Arch. I use an AMD card and
have to use Vi0l0's unofficial repository for the latest catalyst drivers,
as they are not available from the official repository. Occasionally an
update will break the driver and I have to recompile the kernel module.
Other then that, the quality of the drivers is OK. Games run noticeably
smoother in Windows than under Linux, I don't know if that's a driver issue
or games/engine not being optimized under Linux.

On Sat, May 3, 2014 at 9:41 AM, Dimitris Zervas <dzervas at dzervas.gr> wrote:

> 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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