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Games wont work correctly with AMD

Postby dotpreach on Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:00 pm

So, I am a newcomer to linux.. Started few days ago. Now i downloaded drivers for my ATI Radeon HD 5570 and installed them. I used something like this:
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$ sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-radeon
    $ sudo apt-get autoclean
    $ sudo reboot
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install fglrx-amdcccle-updates
    $ sudo aticonfig --initial
    $ sudo reboot

After i did that, I checked with inxi -G and it shows my graphics card and says the drivers are right. But i did some testing with CSS (Counter strike source) with the graphic tester it has. With the exact same settings, my windows got 109fps and linux mint 16 Cinnamon got only 59fps. And no there was no fps limit or anything, and if i connect to a server it might get really laggy, my mouse movements come with delay tho my fps is around 100 that moment.. Could anyone help me with this ? Is the problem with my ati drivers or what ?

And i am really new to linux, sorry about that. :oops:
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Re: Games wont work correctly with AMD

Postby clfarron4 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:53 pm

No, the performance of fglrx/AMD Catalyst in Linux is quite a bit worse than it is in Windows. There is the option of manually updating the verson of Catalyst you are using, but the performance gains aren't that much.
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Re: Games wont work correctly with AMD

Postby Booman on Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:10 pm

Unfortunately you are at the mercy of AMD and their drivers.
If you have a desktop, one thing you can do is purchase an Nvidia card. Drivers are great and I've had a LOT of success testing games.
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Its hard to tell if its the drivers alone that kill your frame rates or processes in Mint.
One think I learned to do is use Openbox desktop manager to play games and you can potentially gain some frames per second.
Openbox is the bare minimum to run Linux and uses a lot less processes, kinda like Safe-Mode in Windows.
But its a lot harder to use because there are no default menu's or windows.
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