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rafaelzigx
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:01 pm    Post subject: AMDGPU Support for Radeon HD 8970M Reply with quote

Hello Guys, I'm trying to migrate from fglrx to the new AMDGPU driver, but I'm suffering a little bit.
First, I'm not sure if the new driver support my card. Also, I don't know which firmware to use.

My card:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Neptune XT [Radeon HD 8970M]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units#Radeon_HD_8xxxM_Series

In some sites I saw that this card belongs to the "Solar System" chipset family. As we can see on the chipset name: Neptune XT.
I also saw this card as being part on the "Southern Islands" chipset family, because of codename "Pitcairn" that it has.
I also saw somewhere that it belongs to the Sea Island chipset family.

The point it, this whole family thing is a giant pain in my ***. I just want to know, if AMDGPU supports my card and also, which firmware I must use.

If someone have a card like mine and managed to make it work, please share.

Thank you very much in advance.

Rafael
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.
Your GPU is codenamed "Pitcairn" or "Hainan"... But either way you need to install radeon driver instead.
The driver in portage is x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati.

Remember to configure and compile your kernel to support it!
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