AMD video cards

Scott Blair scott.blair at
Fri Jul 8 19:11:48 UTC 2016

On 07/08/2016 02:25 PM, Karl Auer wrote:
> On Fri, 2016-07-08 at 12:17 -0400, Scott Blair wrote:
>> I am building a new system. I read somewhere that the support for AMD
>> video cards is bad for Linux.
> It's less well-supported than nVidia hardware, which is what people
> usually recommend. if you are actually building your own Linux system
> then I would avoid AMD. On the other hand since it's not a laptop you c
> an swap it out easily enough.
>> There are 3 AMD cards that look like they will do what I want, but if
>> there is no support it is not worth it.
> Why not tell us which cards you are considering? Then if anyone is
> using one of them successfully, they can tell you.
> I'm using an AMD Radeon R7 M360 in a Lenovo Thinkpad E560. I was unable
> to boot 14.04 because of the card, and had to install 15.10. I am
> assuming and hoping that 16.04 won't be a problem :-)
> Regards, K.
This is my first choice:

Here is my second choice:

My third choice is now out of stock.


Scott Blair:

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