I have an AMD GPU, how do I install drivers?

Are AMD drivers installed by default? or do we have to manually add them?
How do I know if I have the drivers installed?
GPU : ATI AMD Radeon HD 7670m

Maybe can this help: SDB:AMDGPU-PRO - openSUSE Wiki

I think, there are drivers inside the kernel, no need to install a separate package from outside.

The AMD GPU HD 7670 is “Northern Islands” → “ARUBA (Trinity/Richland), BARTS, TURKS, CAICOS, CAYMAN” (AMD Engineering names).

  • It’s supported by the Kernel’s “radeon” driver.


So , the linux kernel has the drivers by default.
Ok okay

Thanks a lot!

Northern Islands is supported by the Radeon kernel device driver (module), which provides KMS that most display drivers depend upon.

Both the (upstream default; newer technology) Modesetting DIX display driver and the (old technology) Radeon DDX display driver (xf86-video-ati) for X sessions support Northern Islands. Both display drivers are installed by a default system installation. Only the Radeon can be uninstalled.

Radeon HD 7670M (Thames Pro). Terascale 2 = Evergreen, not Northern Islands.
Good support with community drivers.

AMD drops support for Linux driver in 2015: https://www.amd.com/ru/support/graphics/amd-radeon-hd/amd-radeon-hd-7000m-series/amd-radeon-hd-7670m
OpenCL available only with Mesa 3D drivers.

Linux + Mesa 3D.

Check it with

glxinfo -B
inxi -aG

Correct – <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_HD_7000_series#Desktop_products_2> – the X.Org Radeon Feature page seems to be a little bit misleading here but, the Radeon Kernel driver should still be OK. Walking down the “Evergreen” support list –

  • Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) – supported.
  • Mesa 3D features – two are “To Do”, one is “Work In Progress” – the rest are supported.
  • OpenCL is “Work In Progress”.

Will it work with the current range of video features required by some high-end Work/Office applications? – Almost certainly …
Will some 3-D effects used by some current Games misbehave? – Possibly …

  • But then, more than a few “Gamers
    ” prefer to use the latest and most expensive hardware available – due to the supported Graphics features …