Ubuntu – Bad performance with HD7870. How to do to improve


I'm actually using Ubuntu 16.04 and I having bad performance with my ATI Radeon HD7870. This is a discrete Videocard but I can't even run without stuttering 3d-rendered page. I'm actually using the basic driver that comes with Ubuntu.

What can I do?

Best Answer

  • You can try installing the drivers from the PPA of oibaf which are more up to date

    for that you need to open a terminal and use the following commands

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers

    after the ppa was added you only need to update and upgrade your system if you use the opensource drivers

    sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

    you will be prompted to confirm the upgrades and after a restart you should use the latest drivers of the ppa

    to remove the ppa and drivers following commands would be used

    sudo apt-get install ppa-purge


    sudo ppa-purge ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers

    to remove the ppa

    after that

    sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

    to apply the changes

    alternatively you can try leaner desktop's to get more performance like mate lxde or xfce