Where to check for supported radeon hardware

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Sun Dec 6 01:44:17 UTC 2020

On Sat, Dec 05, 2020 at 07:16:44PM -0500, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> I am trying to vet some hardware to buy, and make sure that, well, the
> video card will work.
> I see many builders offer radeon video cards with model names like rx
> 550, rx 570, and rx 590.
> I can't find any mention of these models on
> https://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature/#decoderringforengineeringvsmarketingnames
> or anywhere else I poked. Yet, I can find some bug reports, like
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=106327 that reference it
> as supported hardware.
> So, what's the story on Radeon in 2020/2021?

You might find a little more about those versions by looking at
en.wikipedia.org, although the amount of information, and the
similarity of some of the names, can be overwhelming.

But I think all of those use the amdgpu driver (should work fine on
linux, with the required firmware).  From memory, I think all of
those you listed are variants of Polaris.

Unfortunately, I don't have any of those - too worried about power
consumption and heat!

To say that it (his hair) was black and bound up in a ponytail is to
miss the opportunity of using the term 'elephantine'. It was hair
with personality.  -- The Thief Of Time (about the monk, Sato).

More information about the xorg mailing list