so before I try a clean install of 16.04 LTS when it's released, is there any way to find out whether my AMD graphics card is fully supported by the driver?

I'm not talking gaming, just the open source driver that is replacing the fglrx driver. I'm using a hybrid Intel/AMD system.

Here's my card:

04:00.0 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Venus XTX [Radeon HD 8890M / R9 M275X/M375X] (rev ff)`
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    You can boot off the installer and just "try ubuntu" and see how well the drivers work for you.
    – dobey
    Apr 20, 2016 at 21:00

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In 16.04 the AMD graphics card driver is AMDGPU. The list of supported cards is here . This says your card is fully supported.

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    Just a quick comment - a clean install worked like a charm - the AMD GPU driver is better than the catalyst in 14.04! At least for this hybrid! ha!
    – Mookey
    Apr 21, 2016 at 19:37
  • I have Toshiba Satellite L850 laptop that runs Windows and it has AMD Radeon 7600M graphic. I could not see it in the resources page that you've regarded. Is there any way to test my graphics compatibility through live CD before the installation of Ubuntu 16.04?
    – SaidbakR
    Apr 22, 2016 at 17:47
  • Yes. Run Ubuntu 16.04 from a live DVD. It should load AMDGPU and if it works you are good. I think the 7600M is a TURKS implementation so it should probably be fully supported. Apr 22, 2016 at 19:27
  • i don't really understand the list. my device output: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series] [1002:6760] (rev ff). how do i know if mine is supported?
    – MycrofD
    Apr 24, 2016 at 16:52
  • @MycrofD Please ask a new question. Include the results of sudo lshw -C video Apr 24, 2016 at 19:28

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