Find the right driver

Talking about AMD (ATI) Graphic-Cards and how to find the right driver is a little tricky.

First lets ask what your system knows already about your Card:

lspci -nn | grep -E 'VGA|Display'

On this links you find info on AMD graphic cards and chipsets:

https://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature/#index5h2

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

AMD Architecture and working driver:

GPU architectureRadeon cardsOpen-source driverProprietary driver
GCN 4 and newervariousAMDGPUAMDGPU PRO
GCN 3variousAMDGPUCatalyst/AMDGPU PRO
GCN 2variousAMDGPU*/ATINot available
GCN 1variousAMDGPU*/ATINot available
TerraScale 2&3HD 5000 – HD 6000ATINot available
TerraScale 1HD 2000 – HD 4000 ATINot available
OlderX1000 and olderATINot available
*experimental

Now choose the one fitting your hardware:

If you find out that your card is only supported by the radeon driver you do not need to install any driver ATI is already installed.

If your card is supported by AMDGPU install it:

sudo pacman -S xf86-video-amdgpu

If you have a hybrid GPU system with intel-amd gpu combination, get informed here:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Hybrid_graphics

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