I’m planning to build a new PC for work and some gaming and I want to know if the AMD RX 6700 XT would run and if there are good enough drivers for it. Some told me its actuall bullsh*t to use AMD cards with manjaro but someone else also told me its as easy as 1,2,3 to install the correct drivers. So what’s the reality? I would like to be able to play games like minecraft with at least 200fps.
The problem some are referring to is removal of specific codecs from mesa open driver shipped with manjaro which means no gpu acceleration of video decode/encode.
But games are not affected by this. The rx 6700 xt I bought few weeks ago was running without reinstalling anything but i had an amd gpu before, so the switch from nvidia may be more complicated.
Not sure about games but the lack of codecs doesn’t mean they won’t play just they won’t be rendered by the dedicated gpu. They’ll either be handled by the integrated graphics or software rendered. Tbh I don’t think the average user will even notice the difference