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I fully agree. My workstation came with an NVIDIA Quadro and it had a lot of driver issues. The proprietary drivers did not work with Wayland and with the open source drivers the screen would regularly flicker, not come out of display sleep, etc.

Based on the positive comments wrt. the amdgpu driver I bought an AMD FirePro W2100 (because its max TDP is 25W). And it's been excellent. Since GCN 1.0 and 1.1 are supported by both the radeon and amdgpu drivers, I use the kernel flags

  amdgpu.si_support=1 radeon.si_support=0 amdgpu.cik_support=1 radeon.ciksupport=0
to disable radeon and use the newer amdgpu drivers. Everything is incredibly smooth under Wayland in 4k@60Hz and I had no issues at all so far.

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