I recently received my brand new XFX RX 480 (8gb). Not only was it a pain to get the drivers installed ( ended up reinstalling a newer version of my OS to get them to work ), now I'm experiencing constant crashing. The screen turns black however, the game is still running in the background. I have to restart in order to have graphics. So far this has only occurred whilst playing video games ( DOTA2, Payday 2 ).
OS: Linux Mint 18 x64 ( based on Ubuntu 16.04 ) ( Cinnamon desktop environment v3.07 ) Kernel 4.4.0-51
CPU: Phenom II X4 955 BE
GPU: XFX RX 480
amdgpu-pro 16.40-348864 ( was completely reinstalled, problems still exist )