My current laptop has a fairly old Intel integrated GPU which was good enough for following simple tutorials.
I am now keen on getting to grips with advanced techniques and newer APIs, and so I am looking for a new discrete GPU.
I want to ignore the usual price/performance metric for GPUs, as I assume that's going to be irrelevant for a hobbyist programmer.
Is there a pragmatic reason to prefer AMD over Nvidia or vice versa?
A cursory search shows that some tools are exclusive to one vendor (e.g. Nvidia Nsight), but is one significantly better than the other or are the differences minor?
Will drivers make a difference here also? And finally will I run into a lot of example code specific to one vendor?