What would you recommend? I am about to buy a graphics card for the office PC and want best driver support both in Windows and Linux.
Gday @etkaar ,
It's a personal choice in the end ( with specs in mind)
Zorin have a vast range of proprietary drivers for both AMD & NVIDIA .
Try here may help,
My personal choice would be Intel or Nvidia - strange as that may seem.
Why would it be strange? Because of the or?
I indeed thought about Intel Arc too, but when I see that even a 12400 is not working in Zorin OS out of the box I am in doubt ...
Nvidia has a long history of bickering with and snubbing Linux.
That situation has improved a great deal, though.
AMD, in the meantime, is a stakeholder and donates to Linux and promotes FOSS. Yet... In spite of these nice words... I see more AMD troubles than any other GPU.
How much graphics performance does your office need?
I need either two DP ports or one DP and one HDMI port and the graphics card must be able to handle 2 x 4K. Currently I am using the UHD Graphics 730 (from an i5-12400) which is fine, even for games like Counter-Strike: Source. Is the graphics card faster than that (and offers the required ports), this will be totally reasonable.
It is more the driver support, as I am very sensitive to tearing or such things.
My Ryzen 5 2400G had more trouble on Windows.
According to the spec sheet, i5-12400's iGPU can use two 4K displays.
You're right and it works perfectly – in Windows. In Linux however no luck, see: Zorin OS not working with integrated Alder Lake GPU
I've been using a Ryzen 7 with integrated AMD Radeon GPU and Nvidia GPU. I've had more issues with the nvidia than anything else.
But it worked in the end
I've always choose Nvidia. Only high end cards xx70-xx80.
I didn't have a choice with my laptop...1661ti isn't a bad card, not the best either.
Thank you for all the feedback. Seems the community is quite active!
As well as diversely opinionated.