I hope this is the proper sub-forum and that a post like this is okay. I know that from experience digging through mailing lists is monotonous, and Google seems to put this forum at the top of BSD related searches. Unfortunately, I hadn't found relatively recent threads about what AMD cards are well supported (not just functional) by the Radeon driver. Anyway, I got a very good response from the OpenBSD misc. list. after jggimi recommended I ask there. So, I thought I would post it for Google/posterity.
On Fri, Apr 04, 2014 at 01:50, guitarfreak wrote:
Hello all, I was wondering if I could get some recommendations on what
the best fully supported (by current/impending 5.5 release) AMD Radeon
video card is? I'm primarily interested in watching HD video,but 3d
acceleration is always nice too and I'm looking to future proof
Anything 6800 or below, or 7 series 7600 or below. The newer cards based
on GCN architecture aren't supported as well.
Thanks again for the help, I hope this information is useful to someone else.
Edit: Also, I found a very nice article with reviews/specs/benchmarks for sub $100 cards in this category: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...urks,2925.html