Installing and testing out the AMDGPU-Pro drivers for my new ASUS ROG Strix RX460.
Things started out pretty bad when Mesa & the normal AMDGPU driver was unable to identify the new GPU. It almost seemed like the GPU was DOA.
One thing I don't understand is why the AMDGPU-Pro drivers requires uses to go to the AMD website, download it, and install it by hand. Why on earth isn't it at least an deb file? It really should be in the semi-official graphics drivers PPA. For example, I couldn't ask a non-technical user to install these drivers.
Amazingly enough, the GPU pulled through and I was able to get the display drivers installed. I did notice that the Catalyst/Crimson control center was missing. Hopefully AMD will fork the Windows version and make some sort of GUI tool available for Linux.
I tested a few games. Rust & Ballistic Overkill are native Linux games, Skyrim is a Windows game via Wine, and Paladins is a Windows game via VMware.
Overall I am somewhat disappointed with the performance:
Rust showed a fair amount of stuttering that you can see in the video. Stuttering like that will get you killed in a fire fight.
Performance on Skyrim was quite low. Watching back the video, I'd say I averaged about 20 frames per second, which is totally unacceptable.
Paladins was surprisingly OK despite the graphical glitches, however I would have liked to see better performance.
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✔︎ OS: Ubuntu 16.04:
✔︎ Motherboard:MSI A88XM Gaming:
✔︎ CPU: A10-7850k:
✔︎ GPU: R7 360:
✔︎ RAM: Kingston HyperX 8gb:
✔︎ SSD: Samsung 850 EVO:
✔︎ HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm:
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✔︎ Capture Device: Elgato Game Capture HD60: