How free is AMDGPU in regards to out-of-the-box experience?

Zhou, David(ChunMing) David1.Zhou at
Wed Jul 20 01:45:01 UTC 2016

Yes, AMDGPU driver is aligned with the latest card, and 2D / 3D things  work fine on AMDGPU driver.

David Zhou

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> Dear mailing list subscribers,
> I hope this is the right place to ask because I was unable to find any other
> mailing list. Currently I am using an NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti and either the
> proprietary driver has to be used to get any 2D / 3D things to work, like
> showing the operating system at all, or proprietary firmware has to be loaded
> in combination with nouveau (which I have no experience with).
> I want an out-of-the-box free software driver experience with no non-free
> mess.
> Will AMDGPU provide this? Do I need to mess with non-free firmware stuff?
> What is the highest end AMD card to combine with AMDGPU? Right now I
> am quite comfortable with Debian testing which has Linux kernel
> 4.6 in use.
> I am looking to play modern Valve games at highest performance. Low
> settings is usually preferred at 1280x1024. A stable 240+ FPS on games like
> Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is welcome to prepare for native
> 240 Hz monitors that are coming out this year.
> Sincerely yours,
> Fred
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