- Aug 1, 2006
Possible £££ solution:
I know. It's the "year of Linux on the desktop" of the GPU world. And my particular complaints are my fault entirely. it is especially egregious because I was recommending @Punisher Bass NOT to purchase an AMD GPU precisely because the drivers are dogshit at around the same time I was planning this build.
However, I got a 5600XT NIB for just over $240 (this is pre-shortage, they retailed for $289, IIRC). That one was a double whammy. Not only were the drivers shit, but I also had to get that particular one RMA'd A port decided to fail, and then it began showing small artifacts that evolved into full-blown "my screens are now abstract art" ones. Shipping from Honduras alone was like $200, let alone shipping it back. And, of course, now that I have it, I find out more and more that the drivers are utter bullshit.
I've had my 5700XT for closing in on a year now and have had zero issues with either the hardware or AMD's drivers. In fact the only time I ever had a problem with their drivers was well over a decade ago when I had my 5850, and it was cleared up with later updates.
So no. I shall be going team green for my next purchase...which will happen as soon as I get decent employment and are no longer in the throes of the worst shortage in my lifetime.
Well... thanks for playing the guinea pig for us in this regard Tells me to buy something reliable if maybe a little more expensive once we actually manage to move somewhere that's big and permanent enough to warrant a proper network*These cheaper micro switches are annoying hit and miss.
Well I apparently diagnosed it too soon. I didn't get time to do anything more earlier but during my lunchbreak I got my spare 5-port out (it reboots randomly or something so I just kept it for emergencies) and plugged that in where I had tried the 'bad' switch. The wired network went down immediately.Well... thanks for playing the guinea pig for us in this regard Tells me to buy something reliable if maybe a little more expensive once we actually manage to move somewhere that's big and permanent enough to warrant a proper network*
*cries in wifi everything.