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andrey300x
Journeyman III

Is there a huge difference between AMD 18.30 all OPEN drivers(NOT PRO) and default ubuntu 18.04.1 drivers?

Hello everybody!

Could somebody explain me the difference between AMD 18.30 all OPEN drivers(NOT PRO) and default ubuntu 18.04.1 drivers?

As I've understood, they are all open source, but different?

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elstaci
MVP

Re: Is there a huge difference between AMD 18.30 all OPEN drivers(NOT PRO) and default ubuntu 18.04.1 drivers?

There are many Linux Users at AMD Forums. Possible one of them may be able to answer your question.

But you can try at this AMD Linux Forum. Probably have a better chance of getting an answer: https://www.phoronix.com/forums/forum/linux-graphics-x-org-drivers/amd-linux

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colesdav
MVP

Re: Is there a huge difference between AMD 18.30 all OPEN drivers(NOT PRO) and default ubuntu 18.04.1 drivers?

Just use the default drivers that come with Ubuntu 18.04.01 unless you need the AMD 18.30 all open drivers for a particular reason.

You will save yourself installation headaches.

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andrey300x
Journeyman III

Re: Is there a huge difference between AMD 18.30 all OPEN drivers(NOT PRO) and default ubuntu 18.04.1 drivers?

I would like to use default drivers. But for my card rx 560 amd drivers are more stable, than default drivers.

With default drivers sometimes I have screen artefacts and glitches. But amd drivers are "slower" in 3d applications.

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colesdav
MVP

Re: Is there a huge difference between AMD 18.30 all OPEN drivers(NOT PRO) and default ubuntu 18.04.1 drivers?

I have found that the default drivers in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or latest Fedora are really good for gaming on Linux.
The only problem I had was Vulkan games like Doom would not run on the default Drivers. In that case I installed the "all open" amdgpu drivers.
I tested Steam Play Beta with the latest drfault drivers in Fedora recently.

I will point you to the link ...

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colesdav
MVP

Re: Is there a huge difference between AMD 18.30 all OPEN drivers(NOT PRO) and default ubuntu 18.04.1 drivers?

Here yoou go ... more info in the videos about which drivers were used in each test.
Steam for Linux :: Introducing a new version of Steam Play. If you run Linux, can you please test ...
Bye.

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