Bought a new computer last week. Ryzen 3600, 32 GB of ram, X470 “Gaming Plus” motherboard and a nice fat Radeon VII. For OS I run Linux Mint. (s/o to Chaos & Evolutions, have wanted a chance to switch to this OS ever since Francesco mentioned it actually)
Obviously my main goal here is to run Cycles faster then my old Nvidia 1050 could. It’s taken about a week of configuring drivers to get Cycles to run on the Radeon VII at all without freezing the whole machine, which is more or less what I expected with a new computer and linux.
Now it’s rendering at least. about 1.5x SLOWER then the 1050. why.
I have tried open source drivers, closed source drivers, 3 or 4 different kernels… every combination either doesn’t run at all or runs unuseably slowly. I am completely lost. Help!
PS: it’s also producing ultra-bright fireflies in Cycles (i know they’re ultra bright cause they result in completely blown out highlights that cover a good chunk of the screen after the denoiser gets to them) that don’t show up on the 1050. cuz what the hell right.