RX 5700 Linux stability

Hey, I picked up the XFX DD Ultra on B and H Photo for $310. Today I pulled out a Vega 56 out of my main rig and plugged in the RX 5700.

Running Linux Mint 19.3 with amdgpu 19.30, ran DXVK/Wine with The Witcher 3, RX 5700 was getting 20 plus frames more then Vega 56 at 1080p and pulling a lot less power.

With lm_sensor junction point was around 90 which I did not like, one of my two monitors was flickering and the other had some black pop-in on desktop and a broken looking mouse icon.

How’s the stability of RX 5700 on Linux? Do you think the issue’s are related to linux drivers or do you think it could be the XFX card?

I’m going to install on a second system with a clean install with amdgpu 19.50 and see what happens.

I RMA’d an XFX rx 570 once because I got strange black glitches in Windows when that was my OS.

Again I never did a clean install so that could be the reason, I’ll find out shortly. Also the XFX fan doesn’t spin at idle so I’m probably going to install the arctic accelero extreme iii, but I don’t want to bother tell I know that card proves to be stable.

Let me know what you think

XFX cards run hot on the GDDR6 memory. I’d ditch it and go for the Sapphire Pulse.

Using a Stainless Steel Memory cooling plate doesn’t conduct enough heat and XFX has made this mistake multiple times across it’s many recent cards.

Can confirm. XFX is not a good brand. They have shady warranty tactics. Sorry, but you might wanna return it. @FurryJackman is correct, Sapphire is the much better brand.

Its quite clear now that XFX doesn’t even do the bare minimal QA testing for their products. Pretty sure the company will go under within a year now that people are (slowly) catching on.

You guys certain it’s related to XFX an not Linux? I’ve heard bad things with XFX on the flip side I’ve owned multiple XFX and when I had the rx 570 issue they did let me send it back and they gave me working copy that hasn’t had an issue since.

Linux should be more stable then Windows atm for NAVI drivers. In saying that it never hurts to use latest Mesa 20. and also latest AMDGPU ACO drivers.

How would you go about install Mesa 20, AMDGPU ACO drivers on Linux Mint?


appears someone has had luck on linux

I can confirm the card is working just fine with a fresh install of Linux Mint 19.3.
Though I will say that the card wasn’t detected tell I install amdgpu 19.50 from amd.

XFX AMD Radeon RX 5700 (NAVI10 DRM 3.33.0 5.3.0-28-generic LLVM 9.0.1

LinuxMint 19.3, Kernel: 5.3.0-28-generic (x86_64), Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8, Display Driver: modesetting 1.20.5, OpenGL: 4.5 Mesa 19.2.2

However Davinci Resolve 16 crashes, now ironically Davinci Resolve 16 loaded fine when I didn’t do a fresh install and just swapped vega 56 for rx 5700, but again I got graphical issue’s with that…

Now with a fresh install everything works, but Resolve now crashes after


clinfo - outputs

Number of platforms 1
Platform Name AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing
Platform Vendor Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Platform Version OpenCL 2.1 AMD-APP (3004.6)
Platform Profile FULL_PROFILE
Platform Extensions cl_khr_icd cl_amd_event_callback cl_amd_offline_devices
Platform Host timer resolution 1ns
Platform Extensions function suffix AMD

Platform Name AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing
Number of devices 1
Device Name gfx1010
Device Vendor Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Device Vendor ID 0x1002
Device Version OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP (3004.6)
Driver Version 3004.6 (PAL,LC)
Device OpenCL C Version OpenCL C 2.0
Device Type GPU
Device Board Name (AMD) AMD Radeon RX 5700
Device Topology (AMD) PCI-E, 03:00.0
Device Profile FULL_PROFILE
Device Available Yes
Compiler Available Yes
Linker Available Yes
Max compute units 18
SIMD per compute unit (AMD) 2
SIMD width (AMD) 32
SIMD instruction width (AMD) 1
Max clock frequency 1750MHz
Graphics IP (AMD) 10.10
Device Partition (core)
Max number of sub-devices 18
Supported partition types None
Max work item dimensions 3
Max work item sizes 1024x1024x1024
Max work group size 256
Preferred work group size (AMD) 256
Max work group size (AMD) 1024
Preferred work group size multiple 32
Wavefront width (AMD) 32
Preferred / native vector sizes
char 4 / 4
short 2 / 2
int 1 / 1
long 1 / 1
half 1 / 1 (cl_khr_fp16)
float 1 / 1
double 1 / 1 (cl_khr_fp64)
Half-precision Floating-point support (cl_khr_fp16)
Denormals No
Infinity and NANs No
Round to nearest No
Round to zero No
Round to infinity No
IEEE754-2008 fused multiply-add No
Support is emulated in software No
Single-precision Floating-point support (core)
Denormals Yes
Infinity and NANs Yes
Round to nearest Yes
Round to zero Yes
Round to infinity Yes
IEEE754-2008 fused multiply-add Yes
Support is emulated in software No
Correctly-rounded divide and sqrt operations Yes
Double-precision Floating-point support (cl_khr_fp64)
Denormals Yes
Infinity and NANs Yes
Round to nearest Yes
Round to zero Yes
Round to infinity Yes
IEEE754-2008 fused multiply-add Yes
Support is emulated in software No
Address bits 64, Little-Endian
Global memory size 8573157376 (7.984GiB)
Global free memory (AMD) 8306688 (7.922GiB)
Global memory channels (AMD) 8
Global memory banks per channel (AMD) 4
Global memory bank width (AMD) 256 bytes
Error Correction support No
Max memory allocation 4244635648 (3.953GiB)
Unified memory for Host and Device No
Shared Virtual Memory (SVM) capabilities (core)
Coarse-grained buffer sharing Yes
Fine-grained buffer sharing Yes
Fine-grained system sharing No
Atomics No
Minimum alignment for any data type 128 bytes
Alignment of base address 2048 bits (256 bytes)
Preferred alignment for atomics
SVM 0 bytes
Global 0 bytes
Local 0 bytes
Max size for global variable 3820172032 (3.558GiB)
Preferred total size of global vars 8573157376 (7.984GiB)
Global Memory cache type Read/Write
Global Memory cache size 16384 (16KiB)
Global Memory cache line size 64 bytes
Image support Yes
Max number of samplers per kernel 16
Max size for 1D images from buffer 134217728 pixels
Max 1D or 2D image array size 2048 images
Base address alignment for 2D image buffers 256 bytes
Pitch alignment for 2D image buffers 256 pixels
Max 2D image size 16384x16384 pixels
Max 3D image size 2048x2048x2048 pixels
Max number of read image args 128
Max number of write image args 64
Max number of read/write image args 64
Max number of pipe args 16
Max active pipe reservations 16
Max pipe packet size 4244635648 (3.953GiB)
Local memory type Local
Local memory size 65536 (64KiB)
Local memory syze per CU (AMD) 65536 (64KiB)
Local memory banks (AMD) 32
Max number of constant args 8
Max constant buffer size 4244635648 (3.953GiB)
Preferred constant buffer size (AMD) 16384 (16KiB)
Max size of kernel argument 1024
Queue properties (on host)
Out-of-order execution No
Profiling Yes
Queue properties (on device)
Out-of-order execution Yes
Profiling Yes
Preferred size 262144 (256KiB)
Max size 8388608 (8MiB)
Max queues on device 1
Max events on device 1024
Prefer user sync for interop Yes
Number of P2P devices (AMD) 0
P2P devices (AMD) <printDeviceInfo:144: get number of CL_DEVICE_P2P_DEVICES_AMD : error -30>
Profiling timer resolution 1ns
Profiling timer offset since Epoch (AMD) 1580352870374776741ns (Wed Jan 29 18:54:30 2020)
Execution capabilities
Run OpenCL kernels Yes
Run native kernels No
Thread trace supported (AMD) Yes
Number of async queues (AMD) 4
Max real-time compute queues (AMD) 0
Max real-time compute units (AMD) 0
printf() buffer size 4194304 (4MiB)
Built-in kernels
Device Extensions cl_khr_fp64 cl_khr_global_int32_base_atomics cl_khr_global_int32_extended_atomics cl_khr_local_int32_base_atomics cl_khr_local_int32_extended_atomics cl_khr_int64_base_atomics cl_khr_int64_extended_atomics cl_khr_3d_image_writes cl_khr_byte_addressable_store cl_khr_fp16 cl_khr_gl_sharing cl_khr_gl_depth_images cl_amd_device_attribute_query cl_amd_media_ops cl_amd_media_ops2 cl_khr_image2d_from_buffer cl_khr_subgroups cl_khr_gl_event cl_khr_depth_images cl_khr_mipmap_image cl_khr_mipmap_image_writes cl_amd_copy_buffer_p2p

NULL platform behavior
clGetPlatformInfo(NULL, CL_PLATFORM_NAME, …) No platform
clGetDeviceIDs(NULL, CL_DEVICE_TYPE_ALL, …) No platform
clCreateContext(NULL, …) [default] No platform
clCreateContext(NULL, …) [other] Success [AMD]
clCreateContextFromType(NULL, CL_DEVICE_TYPE_DEFAULT) Success (1)
Platform Name AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing
Device Name gfx1010
clCreateContextFromType(NULL, CL_DEVICE_TYPE_CPU) No devices found in platform
clCreateContextFromType(NULL, CL_DEVICE_TYPE_GPU) Success (1)
Platform Name AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing
Device Name gfx1010
clCreateContextFromType(NULL, CL_DEVICE_TYPE_ACCELERATOR) No devices found in platform
clCreateContextFromType(NULL, CL_DEVICE_TYPE_CUSTOM) No devices found in platform
clCreateContextFromType(NULL, CL_DEVICE_TYPE_ALL) Success (1)
Platform Name AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing
Device Name gfx1010

I’ll try davinci resolve 16.1, but I’m not all that excited to use it as I have a Movie being made in davinci Resolve 16 so I would prefer to keep the work on version 16.

Since the card is working, I’m first going to remove the cooler and install the Arctic as I hate gpu’s that have a 0 db fan curve.

I really hope to find away to get it up and running with Davinci Resolve 16, just from a little bit of testing the speed and power consumption seem amazing.

Around what I calculated, though it’s only about 20% faster then vega 56 it’s also 20% or more power efficient. So in a sense it’s 40% faster in performance per watt.