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BloodSharp Jul 22, 2014 @ 6:43pm
What drivers are better for Ubuntu 14.04 X.Org vs fglrx???
Recently i installed Dota in this OS, i tested the game and i have about 25+-5 or 25+-10 fps.
On Windows i had 40 to 60 fps.

I have ATI Radeon HD 6750 1GB using X.Org drivers right now, and i would like to know if someone knows, if its better to use fglrx (with fglrx-updates or not) drivers instead of X.Org to have better fps on Dota.

Greetings


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Qubit Jul 22, 2014 @ 6:48pm 
For the time being, proprietary drivers are definitely better than open-source. That might change some day. Who knows. For now I'd use the latest fglrx drivers.

Installing propreitary drivers in 14.04 should be fairly easy, but I haven't done it with ATI in over a year since I'm on nVidia now. Try to use Ubuntu's official driver selector GUI if you can. Otherwise you'll have to install from the command line, which is a bit annoying when kernel upgrades come around.

Even with the proprietary drivers on Linux, you will always be a little bit below Windows on frame rate for most games. Some of us zealots play on Linux anyway. The choice is yours.
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BloodSharp Jul 22, 2014 @ 8:36pm 
Well, I just tested the proprietary drivers and they worked worst than open source drivers. That day you was talking about came :P

I tried first the latest drivers from the amd, I downloaded, installed and they worked 5-10 fps less than X.org. I also had troubles to uninstall them, but reading also in reddit i found a very easy way to uninstall and use x.org drivers again.

I tried also the drivers which comes in ubuntu repository and also worked but i still missing 5 fps.

So after all I decided to use x.org drivers again, and I'm seriously considering re-download dota for windows because it worked better with that operating system :S

Anyway I appreciate your experience and help given to me...


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Nick the Geek Jul 22, 2014 @ 9:03pm 
Tried this suggestion: http://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/2bf5oh/proprietary_vs_open_source_drivers_for_hd_radeon/cj4rnou?

Here's how to install the latest proprietary drivers: http://askubuntu.com/a/435796. Nevermind, you said you did that.
Last edited by Nick the Geek; Jul 22, 2014 @ 9:07pm
fglrx is said to be better in performance. But I had to use open source drivers for another reason.

I have 3 monitors. My card has 1 HDMI and 2 DVI outputs. ATI Catalyst is not allowing to extend the desktop to 3 monitors. I was limited to 2 displays only :(.

Consulted ATI support. They said there is no way to do that with my equipment.

Switched to open-source driver. AND 3 display desktop is working.!!!! Thanks open source guys.

I even sometimes play on 3 monitors. Of course it brings FPS drops because of the huge number of pixels. But it is possible nevertheless.
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