just started using ubuntu. I'm a total noob so if you need more info please let me know what it is and how to do it. I'm trying to play .mkv files using VLC on my laptop. I have a gtx 1070 installed, and I'm using whatever the default driver is from ubuntu install. Basically I'm seeing screen tearing/choppy graphics. I haven't tired playing any games yet, but I'm assuming if I have problems with just videos the games will probably be just as bad. Before I get off topic, I want to know if anyone has some information about improving the quality of videos or updating drivers for best performance. Please let me know what I can do to fix the screen tear/choppy video, thank you.
this is the laptop: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834234297R