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what's the current best linux driver choice/setup for decent 3D performance with R7 370 Raedon

Question asked by xaxazak on Jan 1, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 8, 2016 by xaxazak

I just upgraded from a GeForce 550 Ti to a Radeon R7 370 and I'm struggling to get a setup that's faster in 3D but not buggy.

There's many options (fglrx, amdgpu/radeonsi, xserver-xorg-video-ati/radeon) and many things are rapidly changing.


I'm using XFCE in Ubuntu 14.04 - PC x64.


I tried fglrx-updates - it had better 3D performance than the 550 Ti, but I had terrible 2D glitches (minimized windows flickering, parts of window structure going invisible, stripes of garbage pixels appearing for a few ms).

I'm now using xserver-xorg-video-ati (the default open-source version) and getting framerates about 1/2 what I get with the 550 Ti. I need to boot with radeon.dpm=0 though (is this a significant problem?).


So, what's the current best setup for a R7 370 in Linux? Should I be using radeonsi?






also asked here

Linux Mint Forums • View topic - Radeon & open source drivers, some questions.

will update either if I get a good reply