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Thread: NVidia vs. AMD Grapphics: Looking for Pros & Cons

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    Default NVidia vs. AMD Grapphics: Looking for Pros & Cons

    I am in process of acquiring some new hardware, specifically, HP Envy laptops. Configurations are identical:

    Intel i7-7500u
    16GB RAM
    1TB HD

    etc ..etc.. (Windows 10 loaded)

    Choice is graphics:

    NVidia GeForce 940MX, 2GB Graphics vs, AMD Radeon 530 w/ 4GB graphics

    Windows is not an issue, as the HD will be replaced, and a new one installed to run openSUSE 42.3. I have always used Intel graphics, and some older AMD Radeons. I would like to hear the pros and cons of each graphics configuration in a Linux (specifically openSUSE although a copy of Ubuntu will be loaded also).
    Lap: Gateway NV79, i5-430, 4GB, 2 x 500GB HD, Intel GMA HD
    openSUSE Leap 15.2 x64 + Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Windows 7

    Test:: openSUSE 15.3, KDE Plasma, Windows/XP/SP3 guest.

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    Default Re: NVidia vs. AMD Grapphics: Looking for Pros & Cons

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanMc98 View Post
    I am in process of acquiring some new hardware, specifically, HP Envy laptops. Configurations are identical:

    Intel i7-7500u
    16GB RAM
    1TB HD

    etc ..etc.. (Windows 10 loaded)

    Choice is graphics:

    NVidia GeForce 940MX, 2GB Graphics vs, AMD Radeon 530 w/ 4GB graphics

    Windows is not an issue, as the HD will be replaced, and a new one installed to run openSUSE 42.3. I have always used Intel graphics, and some older AMD Radeons. I would like to hear the pros and cons of each graphics configuration in a Linux (specifically openSUSE although a copy of Ubuntu will be loaded also).
    I own a number of older desktops most of which came with nVidia graphics. I got tired of the extra effort in having to install the nVidia drivers and now use nouveau instead. I am sure that the nVidia drivers are superior but then I don't play any games and the nouveau graphics rendering is good enough for me. In your case I would choose the AMD Radeon as it comes with more memory, unless of course you plan on playing a lot of action games.

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