I'm looking for a graphics card for Linux gaming. I don't need flagship performance, but still high end. I want to play, for example, some of the top titles on Steam, and perhaps use the same card in Windows with an Oculus Rift kit (which requires nVidia GTX 970 or AMD 290). I want to strike a balance between price, performance, and the following must-have requirements:
- Good performance and stability using proprietary Linux drivers.
- Works well with GNOME 3.
- Works well with Debian (i.e. installing proprietary drivers and keeping them up to date is straightforward and doesn't mess up the package system).
Nice to have: at least decent performance and good stability with Open Source drivers.
(Related, but not the same: this question asks for graphics card recommendations for non-gaming purposes, using Open Source drivers.)
My budget is around 400€ or less, but I'm definitely willing to explore something a bit more expensive if there's a good reason. At the same time, I obviously don't want to spend all of that if I can get nearly the same performance for a proportionately smaller sum.