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  • AMD Radeon R7 260X or AMD Radeon R7 360?

    Hello everyone. I am in the middle of a debate of a computer I plan on building in November.
    I am deciding whether I should buy an AMD Radeon R7 260X or an AMD Radeon R7 360. I plan on using the Open Source Mesa3D Drivers w/ Gallium-Nine.
    I am on a ~$450 budget, and here is the computer I plan on building along with a monitor because the one I have has design issues.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xppPpg

    Also which distrubution should I use?
    Manjaro Linux? I used it before and it was alright.
    Or should I use Linux Opensuse? I never used opensuse but it looks decent to me.
    I am currently on Ubuntu, it is alright I'd like to try something different however.


  • #2
    I would go with the 260X if you can live with ~15W extra power draw. Looks like your PSU should handle it but I'm a bit out of touch re: which PSUs meet their specs these days. The EVGA seems to be pretty well regarded though.

    The 260X is a fully populated Bonaire while IIRC the 260 and 360 are slightly reduced, 12 CUs instead of 14 and slightly slower clocks.
    Last edited by bridgman; 09-26-2015, 08:35 PM.

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    • #3
      thank you bridgman. also quick question; what are performance profiles?

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      • #4
        Don't think I understand the question - are you asking "what are people talking about when they say that there's a profile for game XYZ" or are you asking how the card compares to other cards in the range ?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bridgman View Post
          "what are people talking about when they say that there's a profile for game XYZ"
          this is what im asking sorry

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          • #6
            Originally posted by iBloodLust View Post
            this is what im asking sorry
            Profile is driver customization (can be simple, but also complex) for particular app, it is just sort of overriding what driver do by default.

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            • #7
              If you want a simple example look in /etc/drirc - that's the default set of profiles for the mesa driver. Basically a list of programs with a set of options to use for each program, eg "allow this program to use that extension without enabling it first like it was supposed to".

              You can have a .drirc in your home directory as well, which IIRC over-rides the default file, and the driconfig utility allows you to create/modify the local copy.

              Catalyst works the same way but I don't remember where the profiles are stored or how you edit them. Presumably same for NVidia but not sure.
              Last edited by bridgman; 09-26-2015, 11:27 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                Catalyst works the same way but I don't remember where the profiles are stored or how you edit them. Presumably same for NVidia but not sure.
                Same xml editing for Catalyst too, only after edit one need to convert it to hashed file and replace system one
                Last edited by dungeon; 09-27-2015, 05:22 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by iBloodLust View Post
                  Hello everyone. I am in the middle of a debate of a computer I plan on building in November.
                  I am deciding whether I should buy an AMD Radeon R7 260X or an AMD Radeon R7 360. I plan on using the Open Source Mesa3D Drivers w/ Gallium-Nine.
                  I am on a ~$450 budget, and here is the computer I plan on building along with a monitor because the one I have has design issues.
                  http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xppPpg

                  Also which distrubution should I use?
                  Manjaro Linux? I used it before and it was alright.
                  Or should I use Linux Opensuse? I never used opensuse but it looks decent to me.
                  I am currently on Ubuntu, it is alright I'd like to try something different however.
                  GPUPI: International support thread
                  https://www.overclockers.at/news/gpu...hmentid-198372

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                  • #10
                    Would an AMD R7 265 be better? Is it like the AMD R9 285 where it performs terrible because of drivers

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