having amd gpu performance issues on arch and maybe debian (still testing)


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Nov 26, 2021
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Hi, I'm using arch linux, built from the official iso. I installed the xf86-video-amdgpu driver and xorg which also installs mesa. For this post ill use Overwatch as an example even though i have noticed similar results on other games like Minecraft. On arch, I get about 100ish fps going as low as 60-70 on overwatch. On Ubuntu (using oibaf open source mesa) I get above 130-140 at all times with no dips what so ever. I'm currently testing out Debian but it's not looking good so far. I want to assume I'm doing something wrong but I really don't know. I have also tried to install the mesa-git from the aur which changed nothing and this is consistant across multiple DE's. I really wanna use arch, but i have no quarrel using Debian if I have too, it's just a bit slower on the desktop usage side. More or less I just want to figure this out.

Thanks for any help.
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