Which driver should I choose for my AMD graphics card?

Hello. I have a problem with my video card. I have an AMD Radeon HD 8570M graphics card. I am currently using the video-linux driver for my video card. Should I change my driver? Which driver should I choose?

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What’s the problem you are having?

This is the correct option for all AMD cards.

Can you post output of

inxi -Gxxx
mhwd -l -d --pci

Thats not a driver.
Thats an mhwd profile that translates roughly to - “open source drivers available in the kernel”
For amd that means ‘AMDGPU’, or if it is too old for GCN, then the legacy ‘radeon’ driver.

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Graphics:
Device-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: Lenovo
driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0416
Device-2: AMD Sun PRO [Radeon HD 8570A/8570M] vendor: Lenovo
driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:6663
Device-3: Syntek Lenovo EasyCamera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus ID: 2-4:3 chip ID: 174f:147b serial: Lenovo EasyCamera
Display: x11 server: X. Org 1.20.9 driver: ati,intel,radeon
unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
s-dpi: 96
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4600 (HSW GT2)
v: 4.5 Mesa 20.1.8 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes

NAME: video-linux
ATTACHED: PCI
VERSION: 2018.05.04
INFO: Standard open source drivers.
PRIORITY: 2
FREEDRIVER: true
DEPENDS: -
CONFLICTS: -
CLASSIDS: 0300 0380 0302
VENDORIDS: 1002 8086 10de

NAME: video-modesetting
ATTACHED: PCI
VERSION: 2020.01.13
INFO: X. org modesetting video driver.
PRIORITY: 1
FREEDRIVER: true
DEPENDS: -
CONFLICTS: -
CLASSIDS: 0300
VENDORIDS: *

NAME: video-vesa
ATTACHED: PCI
VERSION: 2017.03.12
INFO: X. org vesa video driver.
PRIORITY: 0
FREEDRIVER: true
DEPENDS: -
CONFLICTS: -
CLASSIDS: 0300
VENDORIDS: *

So … a few things.

Your drivers are already fine.

But what you didnt mention is that its a hybrid system.
You dont just have a radeon card … you have an intel iGPU and a radeon dGPU.

So first of all … you wont be using the radeon card unless you use DRI_PRIME=1
ex:

glxinfo | grep 'renderer string'
DRI_PRIME=1 glxinfo | grep 'renderer string'

Next … your dGPU card is legacy. So its using the old radeon driver.
But its just on the edge - as a Sea Islands card it can technically get ‘experimental’ AMDGPU support.
In order to do that you can follow this guide:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AMDGPU#Specify_the_correct_module_order
(or you can optionally try just installing package amdgpu-experimental which should automate it)

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many thanks

So … has this worked out for you ?
I would like to mark the above as a solution, but need to make sure its working :grin:

This is where we need (a condensed version of :wink: ) @Fabby’s “I marked this post as the solution…” post.

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