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Feedback on Radeon R9 270X, Ubuntu 16.04, Last AMDGPU Driver, GRID Autosport

Question asked by pikagloo on Dec 18, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 16, 2017 by pikagloo

Hi everybody !


I was exited at the discovery, yesterday, that the "new open source Linux driver architecture" that I read about in the past, was now available and named AMDGPU, for Linux kernels 4.2 and newer - so, not for my Debian 8.


I then installed a new Ubuntu 16.04.1, my softs, Steam, AMDGPU driver, and GRID Autosport.

I always have less problems, on everything, even for playing games, on Debian than on Ubuntu - but here the 3.16 Kernel was too old so I decided to use the same Linux OS than everybody does, in order to minimize the amount of problems that I'm likely to encounter because of a "different configuration".


It was running 1 or 2 FPS on Linux with previous AMD drivers on Debian, but completely fine on Windows with the same card, and completely fine on Linux and Windows with an NVidia almost equivalent card (GTX 950)


Finally I don't know if the issue is known, so here it is ! Results :

  • Crappy colors during loading (purple in the place of black), less than 1 FPS for the firsts few images into the main menu, and freeze (then Ctrl + Alt + F1 is then giving a blinking cursor, and even Ctrl+Alt+Suppr doesn't work)... disappointing, it doesn't work ! It's a little bit worst than with the Radeon Crimson Linux drivers from 2015 december (it was not running well but it was still possible to start a circuit before it crashes)


I had a second problem running GPU test (Furmark, windowed) :

  • With a little Window (just wide enough to read the FPS value), at ~220 FPS the system was suddenly frozen while I tried to start Steam (is it because of steam's start ? I will re-try that)


And, finally, a little last one (almost not a problem, it's just to inform)

  • The card is seen as HD8800 Series instead of Radeon R9 270X, by Steam and GPU Test


Anyway, the tests that I'm doing here are really easy to reproduce, so I hope it can help developers to know it, and then solve it (or people telling me if I'm the only one !)

Because it's one of the few games available on Linux, I will be trying Goat Simulator as soon as it's downloaded, and keep you informed.


Also, if you need me to test this card and Driver on a more powerful computer (like FX9590), I can, but only if it has any interest (I'm not sure it has).



System informations (extracted from steam)

Computer Information:

    Manufacturer:  Unknown

    Model:  Unknown

    Form Factor: Desktop

    No Touch Input Detected


Processor Information:

    CPU Vendor:  GenuineIntel

    CPU Brand:  Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q8400  @ 2.66GHz

    CPU Family:  0x6

    CPU Model:  0x17

    CPU Stepping:  0xa

    CPU Type:  0x0

    Speed:  2664 Mhz

    4 logical processors

    4 physical processors

    HyperThreading:  Unsupported

    FCMOV:  Supported

    SSE2:  Supported

    SSE3:  Supported

    SSSE3:  Supported

    SSE4a:  Unsupported

    SSE41:  Supported

    SSE42:  Unsupported

    AES:  Unsupported

    AVX:  Unsupported

    CMPXCHG16B:  Supported

    LAHF/SAHF:  Supported

    PrefetchW:  Unsupported


Network Information:

    Network Speed: 


Operating System Version:

    Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (64 bit)

    Kernel Name:  Linux

    Kernel Version:  4.4.0-31-generic

    X Server Vendor:  The X.Org Foundation

    X Server Release:  11804000

    X Window Manager:  Openbox

    Steam Runtime Version:  steam-runtime-beta-release_2016-09-02


Video Card:

    Driver:  ATI Technologies Inc. AMD Radeon(TM) HD 8800 Series


    Driver Version:  4.5.13462 Compatibility Profile Context 16.50.5

    OpenGL Version: 4.5

    Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel

    Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz

    VendorID:  0x1002

    DeviceID:  0x6810

    Revision Not Detected

    Number of Monitors:  1

    Number of Logical Video Cards:  1

    Primary Display Resolution:  1920 x 1080

    Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1080

    Primary Display Size: 18.78" x 10.55"  (21.54" diag)

                                            47.7cm x 26.8cm  (54.7cm diag)

    Primary VRAM: 2027 MB


Sound card:

    Audio device: Realtek ALC883



    RAM:  7983 Mb



    UI Language:  English

    LANG:  en_US.UTF-8

    Microphone:  Not set

    Steam Controller Cable and Base:  Not set

    Total Hard Disk Space Available:  938770 Mb

    Largest Free Hard Disk Block:  829128 Mb

    VR Headset: None detected


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