Installing AMD drivers

Hello EOS community, I have just purchased an AMD gpu 5700xt, i will be replacing my nvidia 1070. what steps do i need to take to install the amd drivers, and its dependencies? I would like to thank the community for helping me in the past. EOS is a great linux distribution that i plan on using for a very long time.

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There isn’t much to do for amd, the drivers are open source. You will want to install xf86-video-amdgpu if it isn’t installed already.

Beyond that, it depends what you need.

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  1. Remove the nvidia drivers and any configuration.
  2. Done.
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Life is so much easier on Linux when you have an AMD graphics card! That was a good purchase. :+1:

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Let us know how it works. I have an RX590 and i stayed away from the 5700XT but it is definitely on my list for next time.

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Oh yes! It was like a revelation for me when I swapped my GTX 1050ti for a RX 580 a while ago. Everything runs out of the box, no screen tearing. I would never want to use an NVIDIA card under Linux again!

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yes i am excited to switch over. I will be installing my AMD card this weekend along with a new PSU then my new system will be complete on the hardware side. I run freebsd on one of my drives but i plan to switch over to openbsd and check it out, but on this drive im a firmly entrenched with EOS. I love this distro. I game often on steam, any extra packages to install to jump in on the gaming front? @ricklinux as soon as i have everything up and running ill def let you know how its working out!! I am encouraged by all the positive responses about the AMD gpu! I went with the sapphire pulse.

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@kresimir, thanks!!! I appreciate the thumbs up!!

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Nice card! I like the Sapphire brand.

Good call, I have this one:

the fans are absolutely noiseless

Exactly …

I went with a Gigabyte RX590

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Let’s hope that next year my switch to an AMD CPU (Ryzen 5 3600) will be just as smooth.

I have the Ryzen 7 3800X and it’s good.

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Never had problems booting? I’ve heard so much about it.

None…absolutely zero. I am running an MSI X570 Gaming Plus motherboard.

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OK, I’ll keep that board in mind, thanks!

Some of the first generation are a bit slow to get to the BIOS screen, but the newer ones less so. From there they tend to fly :grin: I have a Ryzen 5 2400G and and Ryzen 7 3700x - both are faster than I need…

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AMD and Linux love each other a lot, so unlike Nvidia, since AMD drivers are open source, they play very nice with linux. Make sure you have xf86-video-amdgpu installed.

You can read more about it over here.

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The new B550 boards are very nice also now because they have two network ports on them. One is a Gigabit port and the other is 2.5 Gigabit!

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Okay, that sounds very good to me!

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