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Message 1988115 - Posted: 31 Mar 2019, 8:30:39 UTC

I don't see my AMD raedon 580RX on setiathome, is this supported? or am I better returning the card and getting an Nvidia ?

I tried installing the drivers, but the gui self terminates
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Message 1988189 - Posted: 31 Mar 2019, 19:49:10 UTC - in response to Message 1988115.  

please delete thread. I returned the card
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Message 1988193 - Posted: 31 Mar 2019, 19:55:28 UTC

your problem was likely the drivers not being properly installed.

you will have to install drivers with an nvidia card as well.
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Message 1988195 - Posted: 31 Mar 2019, 20:02:13 UTC - in response to Message 1988193.  

Thanks for your response. I google and downloaded the drivers from AMD, followed the example. tried it a few times with different settings.

I know you are expert with those Nvidia, and recommendations?
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Message 1988205 - Posted: 31 Mar 2019, 21:10:23 UTC - in response to Message 1988195.  

nvidia drivers are pretty easy to install on ubuntu thanks to the PPA that the Ubuntu team has made available. i would definitely recommend an nvidia card if you are already on linux, so you can use the special app that's 2-3x faster than the stock apps.

it just comes down to how much you want to spend.

personally i think the rtx 2070 is the sweet spot for performance and power efficiency. but the cheapest i've seen them is around $420 on the used market (500+ new).

you might also look at the GTX 1660ti/RTX 2060 since they show promising results also in the $300-350 range

and a GTX 1060 6GB is probably comparable to your previous RX 580, you should be able to get one for $120-150ish used.

really anything in the 10-series or newer is going to perform well with the special app.
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Message 1988225 - Posted: 31 Mar 2019, 23:46:39 UTC - in response to Message 1988205.  

I found a EVGA GTX 1080 for $85 on ebay used. the guy had 5, so I think that is a bargain. In the meantime I have a Geforce 710, and the drivers were easy to install.
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Message 1988227 - Posted: 1 Apr 2019, 0:01:39 UTC - in response to Message 1988225.  

that's more than a bargain. that's a price i would be highly skeptical of.

1080's go for like $300-350 usually, did you mean 1060?
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Message 1988229 - Posted: 1 Apr 2019, 0:14:12 UTC

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-GeForce-GTX-1080-SC-Gaming-8GB-GDDR5X-Graphics-Card-08G-P4-6183-KR/382874054196?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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Message 1988230 - Posted: 1 Apr 2019, 0:24:05 UTC - in response to Message 1988227.  

that's more than a bargain. that's a price i would be highly skeptical of.


Indeed... plenty of fakes out there. As noted in the article, the latest (Windows-only) GPU-Z will detect fakes directly, but you don't need that in Linux... just do the CUDA cores and RAM check through NVIDIA X Server Settings, which is installed along with your NVidia driver suite.
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Message 1988231 - Posted: 1 Apr 2019, 0:27:36 UTC - in response to Message 1988230.  
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it might be a unicorn, but it is worth a try, I don't have anything to lose other than time and hassle.

found the nvidia x windows app
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Message 1988235 - Posted: 1 Apr 2019, 0:51:08 UTC - in response to Message 1988229.  

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-GeForce-GTX-1080-SC-Gaming-8GB-GDDR5X-Graphics-Card-08G-P4-6183-KR/382874054196?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649


weird. when I searched, that listing didn't come up at all.

but hell, there's no obvious red flags, seller has low feedback, but it's marked with ebay's money back, so I'm in for 2 LOL.
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