Hello, as the title implies I have a AMD RX 6500 XT gpu. These cards are only 2 months old on the market and as such there is basically no information online about how to configure them for gaming on manjaro. I used the auto install open-source driver feature, but I am noticing significant amounts of graphical bugs while in graphics-intensive games, as well as general fps choppiness. I’ve also noticed that manjaro does not seem to be able to identify my gpu, it being listed as “unknown device name”:
I’ve tried various guides on how to install amd proprietary drivers, but none of them were specific to my gpu and they either have not worked or in one instance it got my system stuck in a boot-loop and I had to rollback from the tty.
I am new to using linux for gaming so I apologize if this turns out to be an easy question, but I am very eager to learn. I am using a AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU, an Asus TUF gaming X570-PLUS motherboard, and I am on linux kernel 5.16.7-1.
Thanks. I’m going to look into this later when I get home. Manjaro KDE recognizes my 6800XT in System Settings but there’s micro stutters in the UI and in games (my daughter got really frustrated playing Roblox, CoD:MW worked fine, Dying Light 2 exhibited micro stutters and still, the UI). I’ve tried changing refresh rates, disabling compositor, installing the next RC kernel (I’m on Testing), changing BIOS settings regarding PCIe…no avail. I’m going to also try creating a fresh account to see if I’ve some borked graphic settings or booting from USB. There was almost no stutter on my 5700XT, right now I assume the drivers were more mature for that card.
Okay, I got rid of the microstuttering on my last boot. I changed a couple of settings in my BIOS; I set my memory to its native 2666MHz (I had it at 3000MHz which had been working fine but I wanted to try it anyway) and disabled ‘PCIe Native Power Management.’ IMHO the latter setting was the culprit. I noticed KDE’s UI was snappy again and tried a couple of games; Fallout 4, Dying Light 2 and (because of the kids) Roblox. All were smooth but I was still seeing tiny texture areas blip in and out of existence.
I had to sleep but I’ll be doing more testing when I get home.
Odd thing is [that] I temporarily had an Asus TUF 6800 OC edition 6800 that had given me no problems but returned it because I’d ordered the XT edition and was sent that card (bastards tried to get over on me or are incompetent). The shroud, heatsink and fans are significantly smaller on this reference 6800XT.
@Omano, a personal thank you because I see you try to help a lot of people on the forums.
…scratch all that, I came home and everything’s janky again. I’m going to exchange or return the card. I tried all ports, DP and HDMI, swapped molex/power cables (I’ve a 850W PSU), lowering resolution, a fresh account…I give up. This card should just work. I swapped my PowerColor Red Devil 5700XT back in and everything is buttery.
Although this thread isn’t about the same video card I feel it’s applicable to my 6800XT experience. I’m at a loss of what else to do (although I haven’t tried booting from USB).
It must’ve been the video card. MicroCenter, after explaining everything I tried, allowed me to exchange the card and pay the difference for a Red Devil 6800XT (I’ve had a Red Devil RX580 and 5700XT and they’re great cards, ironically from the same manufacturer). This sucker’s in OC mode and buttery smooth. MAN that hurt my pocket and I’m grateful for an understanding wife! lol
@Mami you might need to exchange the card if you can.