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Need help increasing gaming performance with HD7850

Postby Joonas » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:04 pm

Hi! I've installed csgo and league of legends(I used a really nice tutorial from reddit). The fps is half from what it was on my windows 7 :roll: .. League of legends dropped from 100-140 in windows 7 to 20-60 in mint cinnamon :roll: .. Csgo has awfull stutters and I get around 20-100 fps. (Windows 7 : 100-200fps online). AMD doesn't deliver proprietary drivers for mint 18 so I'm using open source MESA drivers (I guess :| ). I've googled 2 days now for help and I didn't find a similiar thread as mine is :? Thank you all in advance..

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Running on 64-bit linux Mint.

System:    Host: Joonas Kernel: 4.4.0-72-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.2)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M5A78L-M/USB3 v: Rev X.0x
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 2101 date: 12/02/2014
CPU:       Quad core AMD Phenom II X4 965 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 27322
           clock speeds: max: 3400 MHz 1: 2200 MHz 2: 2200 MHz 3: 2200 MHz
           4: 2200 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850 / R7 265 / R9 270 1024SP]
           bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@59.99hz, 1440x900@59.89hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD PITCAIRN (DRM 2.43.0 / 4.4.0-72-generic, LLVM 3.8.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 12.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-3 Focusrite-Novation driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 008-003
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-72-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e800 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: BUFFALO (formerly Mel ) WLI-UC-G301N Wireless LAN Adapter [Ralink RT3072]
           driver: rt2800usb v: 2.3.0 usb-ID: 001-004
           IF: wlx0024a56e044a state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2030.5GB (17.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3500630AS size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST3500630AS size: 500.1GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: ST9160821AS size: 160.0GB
           ID-4: /dev/sdd model: KINGSTON_SV300S3 size: 120.0GB
           ID-5: /dev/sde model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
           ID-6: USB /dev/sdf model: HD size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 214G used: 38G (19%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sde1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sde5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0C mobo: 35.0C gpu: 47.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 568 sys-1: 0
Info:      Processes: 204 Uptime: 6:32 Memory: 1769.7/16038.5MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.461) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: Need help increasing gaming performance with HD7850

Postby richyrich » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:18 pm

Just recently another member was having troubles with slow gameplay. I suggested to him that the Cinnamon desktop itself was using up all of his video memory, and asked him to try either the MATE or Xfce editions.

He is now a very happy gamer running Mint 18.1 Xfce edition . . :)

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Re: Need help increasing gaming performance with HD7850

Postby Joonas » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:06 am

I'll try that today and inform :D

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Re: Need help increasing gaming performance with HD7850

Postby Joonas » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:48 pm

So.. Changing the desktop made no difference. I'm guessing the open source drivers doesnt work well with gaming etc.. :? Mint 18 doesn't unleash the the true powers of GPU i'm using. I guess Ill try mint 17.3 because if I'm right the proprietary drivers worked on that version. Such a bummer :roll:


EDIT: AMD doesn't unleash the true powers of my gpu in mint 18. It's a real bummer.
https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/4bxpok/144_fps_league_on_linux_2016_how_to/
submitted 1 year ago * by chenanzu
I am writing to inform you that the state of playing League on Linux as of March 2016 is almost entirely comparable to Windows. You can expect identical FPS on both platforms. Here is how you achieve it.
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Note 2: Full system specs disclosure: I'm using an AMD HD 7950 and an AMD FX-6300. All details are maxed out and am getting a stable 144 FPS.
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I am using latest AMD driver: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/linux
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Re: Need help increasing gaming performance with HD7850

Postby richyrich » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:07 pm

Mint 18 doesn't unleash the the true powers of GPU i'm using.


Not Mint per say, but AMD ! AMD has dropped driver support for ALL linux systems . . I suggest you send them an email with your complaint.

They are working on open-source drivers now, but I don't know when it will be stable and/or available.

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Re: Need help increasing gaming performance with HD7850

Postby Citizen229 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:46 pm

Vega is due out Q2 this year. So that video card launch will happen by the end of June. I would hope they have atleast a modest driver done. Otherwise, sales to linux users will be non existant. This includes folding farms who are were linux users until the driver issue.
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Re: Need help increasing gaming performance with HD7850

Postby Joonas » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:04 pm

So! I downgraded to mint 17.3 and installed proprietary drivers and ran csgo. 50-80 fps but mostly 50-60.. Id say the open source ran better.. Same goes with league of legends.. 1 odd thing I found that browsing the internrt with proprietary drivers (mozilla and chrome) was smooth! No screen tearing! But playing youtube videos with 1080 60fps did not work and the 1080 30p had issues too. I had no problems with youtube videos on open source drivers..
I guess ill upgrade back to Mint 18 and keep the dual boot for now.. :D

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Re: Need help increasing gaming performance with HD7850

Postby ugly » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:39 pm

I also have a HD7850. I was able to find a fix for screen the screen tearing issue on video playback.

Make a file: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf
Insert the text:

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Section "Device"
   Identifier "Radeon"
   Driver "radeon"
   Option "AccelMethod" "glamor"
        Option "TearFree" "on"
EndSection

Then I think I removed the file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-amdgpu.conf
Then reboot.

These commands should accomplish it:

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echo -e ‘Section “Device” Identifier “Radeon” Driver “radeon” Option “AccelMethod” “glamor” Option “TearFree” “on” EndSection’ | sudo tee /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf
sudo rm /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-amdgpu.conf
sudo reboot


Try it at your own risk. This worked for me, but when I look at my files now, I seem to still have the 10-amdgpu.conf file.

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Re: Need help increasing gaming performance with HD7850

Postby lehjr » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:32 pm

How is the performance with the HD 7850? I have an HD 7790 and the performance is miserable to the point that it's almost the same as an HD 7450. I tried the amdgpu-pro driver, but it was too buggy.


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