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Anyone know if Linux Mint/Ubuntu has got the GTX 10 series cards right yet?


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Posted 23 December 2016 - 07:01 AM

Am upgrading my 2nd best overall PC with a EVGA 6GB GTX 1060 FTW GPU, should arrive next week. Currently, am still running the GTX 960 that was the discussion of a long Topic in early 2015, wanted more GPU performance, and my final plans are to have a 4K UHD monitor to support this card by this time next year as the last stage of a over 3 year period of saving for the best components that I could afford. So w/out further ado, here's the GPU, $10 less than 24 hours ago. 

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487268

 

Had an issue on my other & main PC with the GTX 1070 showing 'Out of Range' on my 1080p (1920x1080), though w/out the card & running Intel's inbuilt graphics, all was fine. Was able to collect enough information while the card was still installed by pressing 'c' at boot to get the recommend resolutions, however there were only three, and chose the largest, and installed the NVIDIA drivers from PPA prior to reinstalling the card. Everything seemed to be running fine for every bit of 5-6 days, then the panel dropped out of sight. Was fortunate that I was able to access the Terminal by pressing the Windows key to use the Terminal to safely shutdown & then removed Linux Mint 18 from the PC. Since it has an expensive NVMe SSD (512GiB Samsung 960 PRO), wasn't going to be doing a lot of reformatting for no gain. 

 

Am hoping that the GTX 1060 is going to fare better, and by now there should be enough of these cards on the market (close to a year for the GTX 10 series) to have decisive answers as to how to configure these to work with Linux distros, especially all of the major ones, Ubuntu being #1 & Linux Mint #2. 

 

Looking for input before the card arrives so that I'll have some idea of what to do, what to expect, and while I know if there were a 4K UHD monitor there would be next to no issues, for another year, will have to work with what I have, which still is a decent monitor. While I know that the 1060 & 1070 are overkill cards for the ASUS 1080p monitor, I don't have a massive wad of cash to purchase everything at once. Many wouldn't even consider dropping $300 for a GPU for a secondary PC, yet the reason why is for future proofing all of my computers (even the GTX 960 is a 4K capable card with HDMI 2.0 & DP 1.2), going to be installed in my AMD build & hope that there won't be any clashing, as there's no onboard graphics whatsoever & have other plans for the installed MSI Radeon 7770 GHz edition later on. 

 

The main hardware specs are listed in the 2nd Speccy link in my sig, though will also provide a snapshot Linux style below (I now see that inxi -Fxz hides the MAC addresses :thumbsup:). inxi -Fx doesn't do this. 

 

 

cat@cat-ASRockZ97Extreme6 ~ $ inxi -Fxz

System:    Host: cat-ASRockZ97Extreme6 Kernel: 4.4.0-57-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: MATE 1.14.1 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah
Machine:   Mobo: ASRock model: Z97 Extreme6
           Bios: American Megatrends v: P2.50 date: 10/06/2015
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4770 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27190
           clock speeds: max: 3401 MHz 1: 3401 MHz 2: 3401 MHz 3: 3401 MHz
           4: 3401 MHz 5: 3401 MHz 6: 3401 MHz 7: 3401 MHz 8: 3401 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GM206 [GeForce GTX 960] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia,intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 960/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 375.26 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Card-2 NVIDIA Device 0fba driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-3 Intel 9 Series Family HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-57-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1512.3GB (1.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 512.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD5003ABYX size: 500.1GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD5003ABYX size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 40G used: 8.2G (22%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: /home size: 296G used: 8.1G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc1
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 0.54GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:25C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 267 Uptime: 4:31 Memory: 3342.3/32057.2MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.2.35 
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Would have used the 'Spoiler' option for the above, don't see an obvious way to do that from the tools, feel free to enlighten me. :)

 

As always, I ask few questions, am normally very self-reliant & find my own solutions, yet when I do request assistance, it's because I've ran into a wall, based on my previously botched install of the GTX 1070 a few months back. Any input that will get the new card up & running in as short of a time as possible will be greatly appreciated. :)

 

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 12:26 PM

Here's a link to a "it'll make you feel good" page about choosing that graphics card. Might even be a bit useful info in it.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Offers Great Performance On Linux - Phoronix

 

As James Brown says "it's a man's world"..."I feel good"...then walks it back. :)


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 04:13 AM

Card finally arrived today, will contact Newegg in regards to my paying extra for '3 day business shipping', By FedEx's own records, it's three days late, floated along in New Jersey that long & almost the same amount of time here. :angry:

 

Please feel free to correct me, since I'm replacing a GTX 960 with the official PPA, there's no need to remove, purge & add back, is it? My guess is 'no', though those more experienced than myself may have a different opinion on Linux. If it were a Windows install, would download the latest Display Driver Uninstaller (known as DDU) & updated very frequently, and simply install the latest NVIDIA driver, already downloaded from the Internet, the same driver package is used for many cards, main difference is the bit version & occasionally, W10 ones will be separate, though haven't seen that as of late. 

 

Talk about the 1060 being the 'little brother' of the 1070, that really seems to be the case, although sometimes huge things can come in small packages. Check these out & compare to the GTX 1070 package (won't be removing cards to compare). 

 

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Not that I was surprised at the package being smaller, rather by how much, as can be seen. And this is the $299.99 version, the top dog of the series, no hydro (liquid cooling) for the 1060. For a couple of days post purchase & well before arrival, had a bit of buyer's remorse because of the Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 (8GB GDDR5, 256 bit) card, though after research, many buyers has issues with that card, and on Passmark it's rated well below the GTX 1060, even the 3GB version. Though one huge difference in power could come from running dual cards, something I'm not interested in. 

 

If mainly Web browsing & running some light benchmarking, there's no advantage to have two of these power hog cards (the Radeon RX 480) installed, would require me to swap a PSU around just to install one. The issue with the RX 480 isn't the amount of memory, which is the same amount as my 1070, or bit version (also the same). Rather it's construction, it's not built to be a powerhouse GPU, there are lacking components, and for $200 less than what my 1070 cost, it's easy to see that something is left off the table. On the other hand, the 1060 isn't 'budget' (not at it's price), that award goes to the GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti, which are expected to ship in some future Alienware & XPS PC's, the 1060's are already shipping in notebooks, as are the 1070/1080, not sure about Titan on mobiles (due to heat). Though am certain that system builders & I'd do one for someone if asked, the Titan X at $1,200 is simply too much for my needs & budget (could perform a whole another build with the GTX 1070 & i7-6700K easily or 6 core i7-5930K for a little more), the only way I'd have one would be to hit the lottery, and would be for bragging rights only. The Ultimate is following in the below link.

 

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/10series/titan-x-pascal/

 

Will be installing the card tomorrow, as well as replacing the stock Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO's fan with a Noctua NF-A15, on Turbo cooling mode, the system is loud. If it weren't sitting next to me, may not be a big deal, and I prefer the temp drop that Turbo provides over Standard, cannot force the i7-4770 to go past 69C, and stress tested twice for 10 minutes with a 5 minute break between each run with the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, known as Intel XTU, plus ran the benchmark test that loads to HWBOT, still didn't break the 69C mark, using Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste rather than what shipped with the cooler. Will also be removing & applying the same paste on my main PC, while the i7-4790K no longer surpasses the 70C mark, feel it can do a bit better & what I originally ordered the Noctua NF-A15 fan for, to have twin fans (should had ordered the NH-D15 that included twin fans). I feel that AC5 will lower temps further after a break in period, takes up to 200 hours of usage to cure, why it's recommended to bench or stress test as soon as installed. 

 

I believe that if I can get this 1060 to properly run Linux Mint 18 on this secondary PC, then maybe can also once again install Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon on the main & more powerful PC. Hopefully the bug of looking for a 4K UHD monitor isn't there anymore & will adjust to the native resolution of whatever monitor is used, in my case, 1920x1080 on a Displayport 1.4 connection (though the monitor has only DP 1.1 support). My bad for not shopping more carefully, didn't realize that my first brand new card (the MSI AMD Radeon 7770 GHz edition) has DP 1.2, and there was a monitor for only $20 more at the time that ran at 144Hz, rather than 60Hz. At this distance though, would need to dim it some. :)

 

We'll see what happens, any last minute suggestions will be greatly appreciated. :)

 

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Edited by cat1092, 30 December 2016 - 04:17 AM.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:34 AM

Wow, this card was basically plug & play on Linux Mint 18 MATE x64! :guitar:

 

 

cat@cat-ASRockZ97Extreme6 ~ $ inxi -Fxz

System:    Host: cat-ASRockZ97Extreme6 Kernel: 4.4.0-57-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: MATE 1.14.1 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah
Machine:   Mobo: ASRock model: Z97 Extreme6
           Bios: American Megatrends v: P2.50 date: 10/06/2015
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4770 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27194
           clock speeds: max: 3401 MHz 1: 3401 MHz 2: 3401 MHz 3: 3401 MHz
           4: 3401 MHz 5: 3401 MHz 6: 3401 MHz 7: 3401 MHz 8: 3401 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1c03 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia,intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 375.26 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Card-2 NVIDIA Device 10f1 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-3 Intel 9 Series Family HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-57-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1512.3GB (1.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 512.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD5003ABYX size: 500.1GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD5003ABYX size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 40G used: 8.2G (22%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: /home size: 296G used: 15G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc1
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 0.54GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:37C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 269 Uptime: 9 min Memory: 2038.4/32057.2MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.2.35 
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The card wasn't really that much larger (in size) than the GTX 960 that came out. 
 
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And has the look of a premium card. :)
 
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Looks like this is a done deal, hopefully the success will rub off on my main PC with the GTX 1070! :thumbsup:
 
Do I need those nouveau drivers installed. as shown in 'inxi -Fxz'?  If not I can revisit my GTX 960 install Topic, review the instructions provided by Nick & Al & remove (or blacklist) with Geany, maybe it'll improve boot performance a bit. Don't see the need to have these installed (or enabled). I also wonder if that's why I'm having strange artifacts at boot, in particular a garbled large NVIDIA image that flashes at boot. This was taking place with the GTX 960 also, so not a new development, figure it may be because of drivers clashing. The Grub boot selection screen is perfect, no adjustments needed there. 
 
Thanks for your support and this last piece of advise I'm seeking. :)
 
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:49 AM

Pleased to hear it's working properly. :)

I wouldn't be surprised if the GTX960 and GTX1060 (and GTX1070) use the same nvidia driver. The only thing I would do is check Driver Manager, to make sure it still recommends the same driver.

EDIT: I wouldn't bother doing anything with the fbdev ,vesa or nouveau drivers, as they are unloaded, so not being used. I also have them listed as "unloaded" in the output of inxi on my computer.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:38 AM

Al, thanks for the advise! :)

 

Looks like I'll soon be giving Linux Mint Cinnamon a shot on my main PC, since both uses the same driver. Only difference is connection, it uses Displayport, card is 1.4 but monitor is 1.1. When I purchased it, didn't realize that the card what was running my main PC at the time (the MSI R7070 1GB GDDR5 OC edition on Dell XPS 8700) was DP 1.2 capable. A $20 mistake that cost me huge in monitor performance, the higher rated one ran at 144Hz, this one at 60Hz. I suppose Newegg wanted one to search hard to find it. Lesson learned, check specs before purchase & read reviews. It could also be the DP connection causing the issue, if so can test with HDMI with another monitor of the same size as this one, and then would have to break out my soundbar, because that one has no speakers. If that fixes things (assuming the same issue is there), then I know that I'll need at a minimum, a DP 1.2 monitor at 4K UHD, which will be my next major upgrade. Any DP 1.3 monitors when released, will be costly for some time, and forget DP 1.4 for a decade (which both GTX 10 series cards are capable of running). All I need is somewhere between a 23.5"' & 27" monitor, any larger will be too much for my desk, and well reviewed. 

 

That's why I'm glad that I chose the GTX 1060 over the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5, that card looked great, yet the reviews are very mixed for my comfort. I don't mind paying extra for a card with better reviews & have premium drivers & support, something the Radeon RX 480 lacks with Linux, will be stuck with whatever the open source community offers. The main ones who'll benefit from that card will be those who runs Windows only. It would be a step up from some older AMD & NVIDIA cards at a great price point, to include the MSI card mentioned above & probably the GTX 960 also, going to install that in my other dual booter tomorrow. Guess the R7770 will be going back in the Dell, will get a new CPU (probably a good i3), after I obtain a new 4K UHD monitor, which is priority for me at this time, with twin DP 1.2 ports to take full advantage of these GTX 10 series cards. :)

 

PS: The same GTX 1060 I purchased has jumped in price by $20 since I purchased (1st link). Click to the next with whatever 'DT' is (Core & Boost clocks are lower), and it's way out of line, one can build a system around this CPU (3rd link) plus a GTX 1080, and pretty much the rest of the system. :P

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814487268

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814487273

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117403

 

Maybe a 1060 Ti series will soon be released, as with the 1050, mine was briefly out of stock a few weeks back. :)

 

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:58 AM

Yeah I hear good things about the GTX 1060 on linux thus why I am considering it.

Linux comes first

 

I will be getting the 3GB model due to lack of funds plus the 3GB model not preforming any less by most benchmarks I have seen I will be getting it for my current rig and transferring it to another rig down the road this year.

 

The only bad thing about nvidia is their open drivers are not as good, despite the screw up by AMD this year the AMD open drivers are still superior


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 07:03 AM

Oh, NVIDIA drivers are great, all one needs to do is add the PPA. :)

 

https://johners.tech/2016/07/installing-the-latest-nvidia-graphics-drivers-on-linux-mint-18/

 

Then add anything else needed from the Package Manager. I know that there's not a lot of difference for most users between the 3 & 6GB version (same for the 4 & 8GB versions of the Radeon RX 480), yet it's helpful for some things, to include gaming. 

 

Plus I wanted a EVGA FTW series card with ACX 3.0, I don't believe there's a 3GB model of that offering. I did consider a MSI 1060 that has a backplate, yet many reviewers were complaining about coil whine, that turned me off fast. EVGA is a rock solid brand & stands behind what they sell & the #1 distributor of NVIDIA GPU's. :)

 

I'm sure that if it meets your needs though, the 3GB version will perform, can be overclocked if needed with EVGA Precision X. 

 

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 10:59 AM

Here is the model I am considering:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487263

 

I am considering going small form factor for my new build, MATX or MITX depending on how things go with AMD's Zen launch.

I actually am still thinking of still sticking with Intel for my new build as I can pick up a core i3 for $120, I am unsure if AMD is going to be able to undercut that with Zen.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 01:26 PM

I happened to have seen that model also, reminded me very fast of the 4GB GTX 960 that looked almost like it, didn't hit the market until about a week after purchasing mine. :)

 

It's probably great for a OEM build or SFF PC, and surely more powerful than the 960. While you won't be able to push it as hard due to size & single fan, you'll get great performance over most any older card, especially and non-performance models. Yes, when I purchased the GTX 960 for the same price as shown, would have hopped all over that one instead, if offered at the time. Should last a long time & like I stated above, EVGA stands behind their products. 

 

They sent me at no charge for my GTX 1070, a kit to upgrade the cooling, because a few cards had a heat issue, there was also a firmware update, which I used. Will install the new thermal pads when I perform my yearly cleaning of the card. :)

 

Good Luck with your upgrade! I also got a game, just haven't redeemed it yet, have been busy. :thumbup2:

 

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 01:31 PM

Yeah I am going to do a SFF build, I lack desktop space


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 08:13 PM

Yes, I have one really SFF desktop PC (Dell Optiplex 780 DT), the ones that only a very low profile GPU will fit in (lower than the one you're purchasing), found one that didn't need extra power, the one that shipped with my XPS 8700, just had to get a low profile bracket. Still not bad, a 1GB GRRD5 Dell OEM Radeon 7570, looks like this (best picture), though can be had on eBay for $25 or so now, I purchased an extra for $35 when these were going for $55-65 a couple of years back. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Radeon-DisplayPort-Graphics-Video-Dell/dp/B00TT1HE00

 

There's another I have that I'd call more of a mini tower, that's where the GTX 960 that this Topic began over went into last night. No telling how many computers has been built with the case, it was an old Systemax PC that originally shipped with an Intel P4, now had an AMD ASRock 970M Pro3 MB with FX-6300 CPU, 12GB RAM & of course the GTX 960. Had to move one HDD to make room, it was so long, and fortunately there was no drive cage inserts to block it, went about a quarter an inch into the drive bay. 

 

The one you're getting is about the size of my MSI AMD R7770 1GB GDDR5 OC edition (PMD1GD5) that was removed from that PC, which was a popular GPU in 2012 when released, though it would be 18 months after the first reviewers posted when I purchased it & by then the price had lowered & rated just barely above budget. By chance, I had to reflash that card to work with UEFI, MSI provided the BIOS on their site with instructions on their forum, even though it stated 'Windows 8 Ready' on the box. Had a great run, was still selling for $89.99 in mid-2015, 3 years for a GPU model to be on the market is a long time. Chances are, both of ours will be revised as 1060 Ti editions, which happened to the 1050 fast. :P

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687

 

Hopefully this GTX 960 has finally found a long term home, because now that I have my main PC's where I want them, unless the card fails (or PC goes up in flames :P), don't see it going anywhere else for some time. BTW, I was checking out the NVIDIA specs of the 960, and found out in the video that with EVGA Precision X, could crack up the GPU Clock Offset to +130 & MEM Clock Offset to +600, which made Heaven's Benchmark run better than it ever has with the card & the system was perfectly stable. Ran fairly cool also for what looks like a reference card (you can see it, the top card in Post #4). 

 

Anyway, I've chatted enough, don't want to risk closing my Topic, may need further advise, the mission was accomplished & hopefully the same happens for you. :)

 

The last thing I want to do before attempting a Linux Mint install on the other, is swap the Displayport cable from the other to this one, to ensure that's not the issue holding back progress (why I removed LM Cinnamon from that PC). It's popularity is growing, because on 4K UHD PC monitors, one has to use DP to run at 60Hz, HDMI provides only 30Hz on these. That's why some have stayed with 1080/1440p (the latter being 2K).& some of these can run up to 144Hz with the right connection. DP, I know for sure can, don't know about HDMI or DVD-D or I, yet not VGA for sure. 

 

Kind of makes one wonder what all of the 4K fuss is about, yet it's the trend, and why I want the best cards I can have, to be better prepared for these types of monitors, which are dropping in price. Unfortunately, many has AMD FreeSync, the GSync models costs more, because they know that NVIDIA owners will pay more. I'm looking for one that features neither, for under $400, though will pay up to $450 for the right one, and not a 2014 model. Will be there in a few short months, as long as I'm breathing. :)

 

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 02:43 AM

By chance, I was testing this command to assist another member in another Topic, and the below comes back. It this normal? 

 

 

cat@cat-ASRockZ97Extreme6 ~ $ dmesg | grep -i fail

[    8.311879] nvidia: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel
 

 

Was looking for drive info, then running the command, seen 'nvidia' there. Tainting kernel, the first 4 letters of 'failed' are in red. is this bad news or false alarm? System is running normally, better than usual. 

 

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 03:02 AM

Think that I found the answer to this in Post #5 below. 

 

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-virtualization-and-cloud-90/module-verification-failed-signature-and-or-required-key-missing-tainting-kernel-4175533442/

 

My initial thoughts were 'improper key for UEFI', though the post looks like that is settled, plus there would be issues across both LM 18 & W10 if that were the case. :thumbup2:

 

Of course, if anyone else has an answer that contradicts with the above, feel free to post. For now, am not going to worry over it. Have a backup of my OS's & the card is guaranteed for 3 years. :)

 

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:52 AM

Had to revisit this Topic upon seeing it, this GPU that the Topic is over runs great on 4K (60Hz). :guitar:

 

Have since obtained another GTX 1060, of the same brand & memory amount, the EVGA GTX SSC, installed in my Dell XPS 8700, along with an upgraded PSU (EVGA G3 550W Gold rated) of the same brand, folks at Dell says this was unnecessary, although I've proven their 'Rockstars' wrong time & time again. Will be connecting to the slowest port of the 4K monitor listed above & linked below (1ms Samsung UE590 remodeled for big name retailers), which is the HDMI 1.4 one, running at 30Hz. My EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW is connected to the lone Displayport input, would had preferred two of these & one HDMI, although for $299.99 & taxes (free shipping) was a fantastic deal & at my door inside of 48 hours after order. One has to be logged into their Costco account to see the price, although it's in essence the same as the one on the Samsung site, 2nd link with complete specs, for $100 less. I love the Eye Saver mode, w/out it, sitting this close, is very bright, until I discovered the setting, was putting a strain on my eyes. Think about it, a 28" monitor so close that I can reach & grab the top center. :)

 

https://www.costco.com/Samsung-28%22-4K-Ultra-HD-Monitor.product.100293526.html

 

http://www.samsung.com/us/computing/monitors/uhd-and-wqhd/samsung-uhd-28-monitor-with-high-glossy-black-finish-lu28e590ds-za/

 

So my 4K plans arrived 4-6 months sooner than expected, and had I been looking on Black Friday 2016, could had received the very same monitor after an instant coupon of $50, for $224.99 + taxes & free shipping or in-store pickup. I simply wasn't looking, because didn't feel was in the market. 

 

That stated, makes me wonder in a deep way, why are 2K (1440p) monitors (half the real estate) are 2x more in cost for most models, some 3x more so. :o

 

At any rate, am a happy camper, and look forward to when 8K monitors falls to reasonable pricing, all of my 10 series cards supports 8K, although I fear be the time one become affordable, these cards will be obsolete. In fact, am already saving towards what will in essence be GDDR6 cards in HBR2 models, should be in consumer versions sometime in 2018. Which would go into my main PC, the 1070 into my 2nd best, will swap one of the 1060's into either the one with the GTX 960, or Radeon HD 7770 GHz edition. Probably the one with the GTX 960, because as long as I'm running Linux Mint 17.3 on the latter, will have fglrx support until 2019. The new lineup (not the 10 series refresh to be released this fall) will be truly awesome! :thumbsup:

 

Finally, am thrilled with the performance of the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 FTW + ACX 3.0 edition (this is a follow-up post 4K monitor install), has been a great card & more than meets the need, possibly the best $300 in upgrade cash I've spent (other than the monitor). :)

 

If there is an unfortunate, it's that it'll (likely) never fully live up to it's potential, the max digital resolution being 7680x4320. This is an amazing card at this price range to push 8K, hopefully within 4-5 years there'll be a 16K card that'll force 8K to today's 4K pricing, which by then should be the norm for most everyone. 

 

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