I plan to build some Threadripper Linux workstations for software development. We just need some basic GPUs (no GPU programming, just for basic display purposes). We need to support two monitors, probably 1440p. I’ve love something which doesn’t require proprietary drivers for simplicity.
I’d suggest some Radeon RX550 variant that has proper display outputs. Cheapest one here in Finland is ASRock Phantom Gaming Radeon RX550 (125,00€) and it has DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0. Those two connections actually supports even 4K resolution.
Maybe it makes sense to step up a bit? The main question I think is how much of a difference will it make for Linux desktop (Gnome 3 I’d assume). Does the RX580 have better mainline Linux kernel support? Do any of these cards face the same problems that I face with the integrated “vega” graphics?
I figured I’d ask these questions so someone with these cards will see it and answer it for us.
After my last adventure with Asus, I don’t trust them to not screw up a BIOS update on notebooks. I am sure Asus desktop motherboards are fine because BIOS flashback (A/B thing) but not so sure about notebooks.
I am still hoping for a fix without updating the BIOS…