Switching GPUs on an existing install?

I’m planning on upgrading an old PC of mine that runs EndeavourOS and Windows 10 with a 3060 ti. My planned GPU for it is gonna be at least a 6900 xt. For windows, it is recommended to purge NVIDIA drivers and then install the AMD drivers. I know that the AMD Drivers are already baked into the linux kernel.

My question is as follows: Is changing from NVIDIA to AMD as simple as a physical swap of the GPUs, or would I need to do some driver purging on linux as well? Personal anecdotes would be appreciated.

If I need to move this topic somewhere else, please let me know. Thanks for reading.

You dont need to remove the nvidia drivers but you do need to make sure you dont have nvidia-specific settings in X11 config.

If you don’t mind me asking, where is the config file for X11?

Usually they are files inside the directory /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d but it can also be in the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf


Thanks for the info. :smiley:

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