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    I have r9 290x and want to optimize FPS in hitman game. Additionally Ubuntu 17.04 gives me ghost pictures in desktop, when running steam games 😣
    My last bet is running amdgpu pro driver on upcoming Ubuntu 16.04.3, including current mesa Framework and linux-firmware and GCN1.1 Support.

    Any ideas, before I down grade my system?

    Thanks in advance!

  • #2
    I just read, that kernel 4.11 seems to be resolving the regression problem of the GPU...

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    • #3
      Trying to remember... was the reported regression on radeon only ? If so then building/using a kernel with amdgpu enabled for CIK might help as well.

      For leder, what kind of performance are you seeing relative to what Michael has been reporting recently ?

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      • #4
        Yes I remember radeon driver only, thats why I wanted to try amdgpu / amdgpu pro: So I blacklisted radeon module, but radeon still gets loaded.

        I am on ubuntu 17.04 w/ kernel 4.10.0-19-generic.

        I have hitman game installed via steam and it says that my drivers where incompatible, but works though. This message was already gone in ubuntu 16.10 w/ Mesa upgraded to Version 13, respectively 17.

        Now I have framerates of 10-20 fps ingame :-(

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        • #5
          Originally posted by leder View Post
          Yes I remember radeon driver only, thats why I wanted to try amdgpu / amdgpu pro: So I blacklisted radeon module, but radeon still gets loaded.
          You should also regenerate initramfs or alternatively append "module_blacklist=radeon" or "modprobe.blacklist=radeon" (not sure what will work in Ubuntu) to the kernel cmdline.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by puleglot View Post
            You should also regenerate initramfs
            sudo update-initramfs -u
            Did the trick. But hitman and CSS are not a single frame faster 😥

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            • #7
              I added in
              /etc/X11/Xsession.d
              the file 99amdgpu.conf with contents:

              Section "Device"
              Identifier "AMD"
              Driver "amdgpu"
              EndSection

              But I still get radeonsi in xserver logs:
              [email protected]:/var/log$ less Xorg.0.log|grep amdgpu
              [ 29.181] loading driver: amdgpu
              [ 29.181] (==) Matched amdgpu as autoconfigured driver 0
              [ 29.181] (II) LoadModule: "amdgpu"
              [ 29.181] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/amdgpu_drv.so
              [ 29.186] (II) Module amdgpu: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
              All GPUs supported by the amdgpu kernel driver
              [email protected]:/var/log$ less Xorg.0.log|grep radeonsi
              [ 29.597] (II) AMDGPU(0): [DRI2] DRI driver: radeonsi
              [ 29.597] (II) AMDGPU(0): [DRI2] VDPAU driver: radeonsi
              [ 29.772] (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized radeonsi

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              • #8
                Originally posted by leder View Post
                [ 29.597] (II) AMDGPU(0): [DRI2] DRI driver: radeonsi
                Radeonsi is xorg user space driver for amdgpu kernel driver. It is normal, with Polaris 11 you will get the same:
                [ 4.040] (--) AMDGPU(0): Chipset: "AMD Radeon RX 460 Graphics" (ChipID = 0x67ef)
                ...
                [ 4.502] (II) AMDGPU(0): [DRI2] Setup complete
                [ 4.502] (II) AMDGPU(0): [DRI2] DRI driver: radeonsi
                [ 4.502] (II) AMDGPU(0): [DRI2] VDPAU driver: radeonsi

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                • #9
                  Thanks alot! I will stick with amdgpu with same performance as radeon. And in Metro Last Light I should see an improvement in FPS!
                  Last edited by leder; 04-19-2017, 09:03 AM. Reason: add FPS

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                  • #10
                    Have you tried to update firmware?
                    https://www.phoronix.com/forums/foru...987#post946987

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