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  • What driver should I use for my AMD Radeon R7 360 graphics card?

    I'm looking for the driver that will best suit my graphics card. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04.

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    radeon driver is default AFAIK on Ubuntu 16.04 for R7 360. Second option is amdgpu-pro driver available on AMD site.... these two are most easier to install, first you have by default and second should be easy to install/remove.

    There are 2 more driver options actaully for R7 360 (catalyst and amdgpu), but require preparations/interventions on Ubuntu 16.04... changing, upgrading or even downgrading one or more OS components to make them work.
    Last edited by dungeon; 01-02-2018, 07:37 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dungeon View Post
      radeon driver is default AFAIK on Ubuntu 16.04 for R7 360. Second option is amdgpu-pro driver available on AMD site.... these two are most easier to install, first you have by default and second should be easy to install/remove.

      There are 2 more driver options actaully for R7 360 (catalyst and amdgpu), but require preparations/interventions on Ubuntu 16.04... changing, upgrading or even downgrading one or more OS components to make them work.

      Which one of those will perform the best?

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      • #4
        Do not use old and buggy operating systems. Use a rolling release distribution like Debian testing Xfce. How to use open source drivers, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3AxgH2bbsE

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Zangar_ View Post
          Which one of those will perform the best?
          By definition or rule of thumb theory, newer should be the better well if you don't hit some new bug also I mention what i think is easier to setup from user perspective on your Ubuntu 16.04 distro (there you have radeon by default for your card and most easier else to try there is i think amdgpu-pro), but any drivers could be good enough.

          Catalyst and radeon are old approach drivers, newer mainstream ones nowdays are amdgpu and amdgpu-pro, so if you like newer then use one of these.
          Last edited by dungeon; 01-03-2018, 11:29 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dungeon View Post

            By definition or rule of thumb theory, newer should be the better well if you don't hit some new bug also I mention what i think is easier to setup from user perspective on your Ubuntu 16.04 distro (there you have radeon by default for your card and most easier else to try there is i think amdgpu-pro), but any drivers could be good enough.

            Catalyst and radeon are old approach drivers, newer mainstream ones nowdays are amdgpu and amdgpu-pro, so if you like newer then use one of these.
            I will try to install amdgpu-pro tomorrow! Thanks for your help! Also, do you think that for gaming, one or another driver will give higher frames-per-second?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Zangar_ View Post

              I will try to install amdgpu-pro tomorrow! Thanks for your help! Also, do you think that for gaming, one or another driver will give higher frames-per-second?
              Amdgpu-pro is for the office use, AMD open source drivers for gaming. This is according to AMD and phoronix tests shows a difference. So read my post at 01-03-2018, 02:39 AM.

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              • #8
                Thanks debianxfce!

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                • #9
                  It's essential have the kernel 4.15 or greater. I have a R7 360 to, and I'm using the opensource solution: amdgpu + Mesa 17. The new updates on the kernel made a big difference on performance. But in my case I had to compile the kernel, because it wasn't yet in Debian sid repository.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by arturbmallmann View Post
                    It's essential have the kernel 4.15 or greater. I have a R7 360 to, and I'm using the opensource solution: amdgpu + Mesa 17. The new updates on the kernel made a big difference on performance. But in my case I had to compile the kernel, because it wasn't yet in Debian sid repository.
                    Hardware accelerated graphics does not work with Debian testing/sid Mesa 17.3. Use Mesa packages from the experimental repository, it is in the version 18-rc4.

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