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FirePro W9100 Ubuntu 16.04 Performance Issue

Question asked by dalcacer on Dec 5, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 29, 2017 by ssh9105

Hello community,

hello AMD,


after a long time waiting and the interim deployment of a experimental driver,

I’ve just installed the most recent, stable AMD pro driver for Ubuntu 16.04.


My setup is a  headless workstation with a Radeon FirePro W9100 32GB which should be used for image processing (via opencl).


I’m running

  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Kernel 4.4.0-51-generic

and I’ve installed

  • amdgpu-pro-16.40-348864
  • AMD-APP-SDK-v3.0.130.136-GA-linux64


The driver seemed to be installed correctly:


lshw -C display


       description: VGA compatible controller

       product: Hawaii XT GL [FirePro W9100]

       vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]


       configuration: driver=amdgpu latency=0



lspci -nnk | grep -i vga -A3 | grep 'in use'

  Kernel driver in use: amdgpu


However a quick test via pyopencl resulted in a benchmark which performed worse than before (with the experimental driver).


It seems like only 16 GB of RAM and only 14 compute units out of 44 were detected:

Device name: Hawaii

Device type: GPU

Device memory: 16192 MB

Device max clock speed: 555 MHz

Device compute units: 14


Running /opt/amdgpu-pro/bin/clinfo produced a rather confusing output (find attached), which leads to the assumption, that

something related to the driver might be broken.


Does anyone have a similar experience (or even better a solution) with the FirePro W9100 running Ubuntu 16.04?


Kind regards,