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.
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 ). inxi -Fx doesn't do this.
cat@cat-ASRockZ97Extreme6 ~ $ inxi -FxzSystem: 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 SarahMachine: Mobo: ASRock model: Z97 Extreme6Bios: American Megatrends v: P2.50 date: 10/06/2015CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-4770 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KBflags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27190clock speeds: max: 3401 MHz 1: 3401 MHz 2: 3401 MHz 3: 3401 MHz4: 3401 MHz 5: 3401 MHz 6: 3401 MHz 7: 3401 MHz 8: 3401 MHzGraphics: Card-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controllerbus-ID: 00:02.0Card-2: NVIDIA GM206 [GeForce GTX 960] bus-ID: 01:00.0Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia,intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)Resolution: email@example.comGLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 960/PCIe/SSE2GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 375.26 Direct Rendering: YesAudio: Card-1 Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controllerdriver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0Card-2 NVIDIA Device 0fba driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1Card-3 Intel 9 Series Family HD Audio Controllerdriver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-57-genericNetwork: Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I218-Vdriver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>Card-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>Drives: HDD Total Size: 1512.3GB (1.2% used)ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 512.1GBID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD5003ABYX size: 500.1GBID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD5003ABYX size: 500.1GBPartition: ID-1: / size: 40G used: 8.2G (22%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5ID-2: /home size: 296G used: 8.1G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc1ID-3: swap-1 size: 0.54GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module presentSensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:25CFan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/AInfo: Processes: 267 Uptime: 4:31 Memory: 3342.3/32057.2MBInit: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.2.35cat@cat-ASRockZ97Extreme6 ~ $
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.