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[Rant]: RX 5700... a frustrating experience
Tuxee commented on 7 November 2019 at 11:38 pm UTC

I suppose the teams developing the hardware are much heavier on resources. Makes you wonder why the can't dish out this little extra money for a reasonable software team.

Pangaea commented on 12 November 2019 at 5:05 am UTC

YoRHa-2B- but it's impossible to recommend AMD GPUs at the moment. They are doing the best they can to live up the memes of their drivers being shit, and if they don't get it together some time next year, I'll have no choice but to jump ship again.

Harsh, but probably fair as well, especially since there are issues on Windows too. I really wanted to swap over to AMD, but all these driver issues, with no solution in sight, makes it very hard. Pretty sad really, when the products themselves seem to be really good.

This is going *way* back, to when ATI existed and I had a Radeon 8500 card. Back then the drivers weren't exactly up to snuff either, and I remember we used an alternative called Omega or some such. Those drivers gave much better performance in games. Does something like that exist today?

Last edited by Pangaea on 12 November 2019 at 5:07 am UTC

Shmerl commented on 12 November 2019 at 5:07 am UTC

PangaeaThis is going *way* back, to when ATI existed and I had a Radeon 8500 card. Back then the drivers weren't exactly up to snuff either, and I remember we used an alternative called Omega or some such. Those drivers gave much better performance in games. Does something like that exist today?

radv is an alternative to AMD's provided Vulkan driver (amdvlk). And it's high quality.

I can play TW3 using RX 5700XT (with radv) just fine. While amdvlk produces this:

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As for kernel issues, they are going to iron them out over time. 5.4-rc7 already got better.

Last edited by Shmerl on 12 November 2019 at 5:09 am UTC

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