1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Freedreno Running On Nexus 4 With The GNOME Shell

Mesa

Published on 02 June 2013 07:55 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa
9 Comments

The Freedreno Gallium3D graphics driver that's a reverse-engineered incarnation of the Qualcomm Snapdragon driver, has support for the A320 graphics core coming along quite well. The A320 found in the Nexus 4 is now running the Freedreno 3D driver and can even handle bearing the load of the GNOME Shell desktop.

Rob Clark, the principal developer behind Freedreno, has the Google Nexus 4 with Qualcomm A320 running atop the Freedreno Gallium3D driver along with XA 2D acceleration over xf86-video-freedreno. The XA 2D acceleration is new to Freedreno and pipes 2D calls over the OpenGL engine, which is needed since the A320 goes without a 2D engine.

The patches still need to be cleaned-up before they can be mainlined, but should be coming soon. More details on Rob's blog and embedded below is a video of Freedreno on the Nexus 4 running the GNOME Shell.


About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  2. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
  3. AMD Radeon R9 285 Tonga Performance On Linux
  4. Apotop Wi-Copy
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Moves Forward With Unified Linux Driver Strategy, New Kernel Driver
  2. MSI: Update Your BIOS From The Linux Desktop
  3. NVIDIA vs. AMD 2D Linux Drivers: Catalyst Is Getting Quite Good At 2D
  4. 15-Way GPU Comparison With Mesa 10.3 + Linux 3.17
Latest Linux News
  1. GTK+ Gains Experimental Overlay Scrollbars
  2. Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 M3 Is Another Hearty Update
  3. GParted 0.20 Improves Btrfs Support
  4. EXT4 In Linux 3.18 Has Clean-ups, Bug Fixes
  5. Emacs 24.4 Has Built-In Web Browser, Improved Multi-Monitor Support
  6. NVIDIA's NVPTX Support For GCC Is Close To Being Merged
  7. KDE's KWin On Wayland Begins Using Libinput
  8. Khronos Releases OpenVX 1.0 Specification
  9. Linux Kernel Working Towards GNU11/C11 Compatibility
  10. Ubuntu 15.04 Is Codenamed After A Monkey: Vivid Vervet
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  2. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux
  3. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  4. Bye bye BSD, Hello Linux: A Sys Admin's Story
  5. NVIDIA Presents Its Driver Plans To Support Mir/Wayland & KMS On Linux
  6. AMD Is Restructuring Again, Losing 7% Of Employees
  7. Open-Source AMD Fusion E-350 Support Takes A Dive
  8. Upgrade to Kaveri, very slow VDPAU performance