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Thought you would all like to know...

Discussion in 'General Linux Discussion' started by Aremis, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. Aremis

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    The new Radeon driver is top notch. If you haven't tried it yet I highly recommend you do. My games are running 1:1 with windows and I've just decided to ditch it for now. Its been pissing me off lately, as usual, and now knowing that everything here works just fin I don't think I'll be needing anything from M$ any time soon.
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks for keeping us updated. Really glad that The new Radeon driver came though for you. I know there must be a ton of people who rejoice with you! ":O}
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    Gizmo Chief Site Administrator Staff Member

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    This is GREAT news! The only thing keeping me from using ATI cards has been the horrible performance of the Radeon drivers on Linux.

    My son and I are planning a new build using the AMD Ryzen CPU for overclocking. Knowing that we can use the Radeon drivers now definitely opens up possibilities for the video card.
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    Ya see! I told ya! LOL
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I only have one Radeon card in action. Its a bit older, but I don't know how to upgrade the driver. I've searched for PPA's so the Driver Manager would install it for me. I need a good Debian/Ubuntu/Mint PPA that will install the driver for me
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    Its built into the kernel now. If you don't have AMDGPU, radeon is used instead. AMDGPU is also in the kernel but on a LOT of systems it isn't activated. Its just a placeholder for AMDGPU-PRO to be distributed later on.

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