SteamOS 2.80 Brewmaster Lands The AMDGPU-PRO Driver
Written by Michael Larabel in Vulkan on 26 May 2016 at 08:24 AM EDT. 29 Comments
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Out now is the SteamOS 2.80 Brewmaster Beta update for those using Valve's Linux distribution for gaming. SteamOS 2.80 most notably brings the AMDGPU-PRO driver.

The SteamOS 2.80 update ships with the AMDGPU-PRO RC1 driver, which now provides Vulkan and VDPAU support to SteamOS Linux users. However, for this release only "Bonaire" GPUs are supported (more hardware will be enabled as AMD concludes its testing), etc.

SteamOS 2.80 also has a number of security fixes to a variety of packages, some kernel fixes, and other package updates for this Debian-based Linux distribution.

More details on the 2.80 beta can be found via this Steam Community page.
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