AMD Updates Carrizo Firmware To Support More UVD Sessions
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 21 April 2016 at 01:45 PM EDT. 13 Comments
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For those running a Linux system powered by an AMD "Carrizo" APU, there's an updated firmware blob out today to benefit your UVD video decoding experience.

Landing today in the linux-firmware Git tree is an updated binary-only Carrizo UVD firmware file.

The lone reported change is that this updated Unified Video Decoder firmware now supports up to 40 sessions. This should be useful if you're doing any large-scale GPU-accelerated video decoding on a Carrizo system. The AMD open-source UVD support is in turn exposed via the VDPAU Gallium3D state tracker.
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