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Open-Source Freedreno Graphics Driver Is Now Faster

Free Software

Published on 15 September 2013 12:44 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The open-source Freedreno graphics driver for providing reverse-engineered Qualcomm Adreno GPU support is now faster for handling OpenGL ES games.

Rob Clark, the main developer behind this community-based reverse-engineering project for Qualcomm graphics hardware, wrote about faster performance for the driver via his blog.

With now having the Freedreno/Snapdragon KMS driver merged for the Linux 3.12 kernel, Rob has been working on tuning the entire driver stack and making improvements from proper mipmaps/cubemaps support to addressing GU lockups to expanding the selection of games that work with the driver.

The current list of games/applications working with Freedreno can be found via the Freedreno Wiki status page.

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