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Hello there redditors,
In about 2 months I want to build a machine to only game on. I wanted to go full on Linux for gaming and I was ready to sacrifice some games in order to be on Linux. But when I was browsing trough the benchmarks (on linux of course ) I saw that AMD is no where near Nvidias driver support and Nvidia outperforms AMD on every single turn. Now why is that a problem you might ask? Well, I wanted to go only AMD as the recent problems with 970 and the deception form Nvidias side I didn't like it at all. I cannot buy r9 290X and have GTX 760 performance, because my hopes where go game the new machine. If hypothetically I would go with AMD then Linux isn't even an option anymore the poor performance will be awful. I will be gaming on 2560x1080 so please I'd love to read your advice and suggestions on what should my next purchase be.
Thank you.submitted by Enflics
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