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Can't comment on drivers as I do not own the card yet, from what I read the Linux open source driver should be fine as long as you are using one of the latest kernel versions (you should consider a distro with fast kernel updates, try a Manjaro live and see how it goes).
Dual screen power efficiency is a know issue of this design, from what I understand unless the screens are running at the same exact resolution and refresh rate the card is unable to downclock the memory, so the power usage stays high. I highly doubt it is possibile to fix this via firmware or software by AMD and I fear you will have to live with it (this is the main reason currently keeping me from buying the card). Nvidia has just a more optimized architecture for this kind of scenario, as well as for hardware video decoding. Also, just for the record, Fury cards have a good efficiency in dual screen configurations thanks to the HBM memory.
I am using the latest LTS Kernel (184.108.40.206) and the Linux driver is somewhat working but there are still issues.
For example after a fresh install of Linux and the AMD drivers sometimes the Xserver fails to start and I have to reset my computer via the reset button. According to the logs this is because the driver cannot be initialized.
My screens are both running at 1080p@60Hz and in Windows I do not have any issues with power consumption but in Linux I have some 30W more with the same setup.
I'd like to play linux games and so I installed the latest AMD driver from the AMD homepage to get the best performance and the most out of the card. Maybe I should uninstall this driver and try the open source driver.
Try a 4.8 kernel, the improvements should be significant.
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I installed a 4.8 kernel and at least the 16.60 driver installed without issues.
There's still no GUI for the driver and the power consumption is still too high with two (identical) monitors.
I will keep testing gaming performance and graphics quality
I was wondering if you could help me out please?
I am moving from Windows 8.1 to Linux as my Main OS. I do not want to use Windows 10.
I have a pair of R9 Nanos (FuryX) on i7-4770K Z87 with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Latest AMDGPU-Pro 16.60 with triple 1080p Monitors.
Things seem to be running reasonably well so far. I am able to run Hitman in Steam on Linux no problems and the Graphics Quality is similar to what I had on Windows 10 or Windows 8.1.
I need to find out what all the driver options are for this AMDGPU-PRO driver and information on and how I change them in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
There is no GUI, not even the old Catalyst Control Center Style GUI that came with the previous "Radeon Crimson for Linux" Driver which I tried out on an older version of Ubuntu and Debian.
I will have to work out how to change all driver settings from within Ubiuntu / Driver Configuration Files
Do you know where I could find such information?
I have been looking and will continue to do so ... however I have had no luck with finding any comprehensive document yet.
Hi colesdav use man amdgpu for see all the options for your graphics card and made a xorg.conf file
this link can help you for configure https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/4ee4kd/how_to_install_configure_amdgpupro_beta_drivers/