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Date:      Sun, 7 Feb 2021 10:16:19 -0600
From:      Valeri Galtsev <galtsev@kicp.uchicago.edu>
To:        Tomasz CEDRO <tomek@cedro.info>
Cc:        Patrick Mahan <plmahan@gmail.com>, User Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Suggested upgrade for a GeForce GT 450
Message-ID:  <689BA65A-1E05-43C3-9154-93689B187FAB@kicp.uchicago.edu>
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> On Feb 7, 2021, at 9:57 AM, Tomasz CEDRO <tomek@cedro.info> wrote:
>=20
> On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 6:48 AM Patrick Mahan <plmahan@gmail.com> =
wrote:
>> So before I jump into the wilds of the Nvidia forums and other =
groups, I
>> thought I would ask here.  I would like to hear any recommendations =
for the
>> new Nvidia graphics from this list as I tend to find most of the
>> recommendations useful.
>=20
> Some time ago I have switched to GF1030 because it was silent (no fan)
> and low power (30W) and for display it was enough.
>=20
> However, it turns out that nVidia in a nightmare for Open-Source, so
> you cannot do anything except what they give you with a binary blob
> driver, that is basic display stuff. If you want to do OpenCL or
> similar then forget nVidia.

And it has been so at least for as long as I dare to remember which is =
some 20 years.

> After 20 years of being loyal customer of nVidia I have switched to
> AMD RADEON RX580 simply because they support Open-Source while nVidia
> does not.
>=20

And during all that 20 years AMD always was my savior=E2=80=A6 I second =
what you say. Also, NVIDIA obsoletes hardware that is still decent, =
which is another source of pain in you know where.

Valeri

> On the other hand the graphics stack destruction that comes from Linux
> KMS/DRM also impacts FreeBSD and it turns out that you neither can use
> OpenCL nor even stable efficient graphics because RX580 driver crashes
> my workstation. And since the time I have purchased RX580 until now
> its price went over 50% down and still I have no use of this card on
> FreeBSD :-(
>=20
> In this situation GF1030 seems inexpensive and reasonable solution. At
> least it works.
>=20
> --=20
> CeDeROM, SQ7MHZ, http://www.tomek.cedro.info
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