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AMD Radeon RX 590 Only Displaying Black Screen On System With Linux

AMD Radeon RX 590 is a great value for money, however, that doesn’t mean that the GPU doesn’t have problems. While the AMD RX 590 runs flawlessly for Window users but for Linux users, this GPU is causing problems.

According to Michael Larabel at Phoronix, the AMD Radeon RX 590 isn’t displaying anything but black on a system with Linux OS.

He noted that since he has bought Sapphire RX 590, it hasn’t been able to display anything on his system. Not only that, even contacting AMD hasn’t resolved the problem with the RX 590.

While the Sapphire GPU isn’t displaying anything for now but, AMD has taken notice of it. Reportedly, AMD is working to resolve the Radeon RX 590 Linux issue.

As for why the Sapphire Radeon RX 590 is facing the issue, it has something to do with vBIOS. Reportedly, the vBIOS is bugged which causes problems in AMD Linux GPU drivers and displays nothing but a black screen.

Also, this issue is not exclusive to Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 590 as reports are coming in that XFX RX 590 Fatboy is also facing the same problem with Linux OS. I hope that AMD will fix this problem soon enough.

Speaking of the RX 590, let us see how this GPU performs against Nvidia GTX 1060, which is currently the most popular mid-range GPU among PC gamers. Turns out, Radeon RX 590 beats GTX 1060 with quite a margin.

According to benchmarks, the RX 590 has quite an advantage over the GTX 1060. The GPU managed to beat the 1060 in benchmarks for games like PUBG, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Black Ops 4, Hitman 2, and Far Cry 5.

Looking at the results it is clear that AMD Radeon RX 590 offers better performance. However, this increase in performance comes at a cost as Radeon RX 590 consumes from energy than the GTX 1060. Also, the RX 590 is based on the 12nm process node.

Also reportedly, the upcoming PlayStation 5 will be based on AMD Ryzen CPU and will be a solid 4K/60 FPS console. According to the report, the console will feature an 8-core Ryzen CPU.