My aging GS7600 was unable to cope with the OpenGL3 requirement for Zyn-Fusion's UI so it was clearly time to upgrade my visuals. I did a little searching on Google and came up with this recommended board :
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004K ... UTF8&psc=1
I'm not a gamer so I wasn't concerned about high-performance video in that domain. However, I do need hardware-accelerated 3D video for Pure Data (the GEM library) and AVSynthesis (uses the jogamp software). And I need a fanless card - the fans on most video boards are horrible high-frequency screamers, I can't bear the noise.
The card was simple to install. Curiously it's literally half the size of the older board and 'way more than twice as powerful. IIRC it probably cost half as much too. Software installation isn't a hassle if your distro handles nVidia drivers with some aplomb. Fedora 21 sort of did things right, but I had to make some manual changes to xorg.conf until I had exactly what I wanted for my dual monitor display, which is now rolling along sweetly.
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$ uname -a
Linux The6300 4.0.5-200.rt4.3.fc21.ccrma.x86_64+rt #1 SMP PREEMPT RT Thu Jun 18 22:42:22 PDT 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux