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  • Linux 6.9 Graphics Drivers Prepare For RDNA3 Refresh & RDNA4, More Intel Xe Driver Work

    Phoronix: Linux 6.9 Graphics Drivers Prepare For RDNA3 Refresh & RDNA4, More Intel Xe Driver Work

    David Airlie has submitted all of the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) kernel graphics/display driver updates today for Linux 6.9...

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    I hope AMD's RDNA4 and whatever Nvidia does with the RTX 50xx series is less garbage for us consumers in terms of performance uplift and cost than we got with RDNA3 and RTX 40xx.

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      Originally posted by pWe00Iri3e7Z9lHOX2Qx View Post
      I hope AMD's RDNA4 and whatever Nvidia does with the RTX 50xx series is less garbage for us consumers in terms of performance uplift and cost than we got with RDNA3 and RTX 40xx.
      Isn't AMD just tweaking it a bit to hopefully obtain more sales? They can't even product a card that can compete with the 5080/5090 - so, they are probably saving up their attempts at competition for RDNA 5?
      Sources have told popular YouTuber RedGamingTech that AMD's upcoming RDNA 4 graphics cards will only see a roughly 25 percent ray tracing performance uplift over the Radeon...


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        Originally posted by pWe00Iri3e7Z9lHOX2Qx View Post
        I hope AMD's RDNA4 and whatever Nvidia does with the RTX 50xx series is less garbage for us consumers in terms of performance uplift and cost than we got with RDNA3 and RTX 40xx.
        I just hope they (AMD) start offering better ROCm/AI/ML support on consumer/gaming hardware. There are two reasons why NVIDIA has the lead and they go hand in hand with each other. Anyone can buy practically any newish NVIDIA GPU and be able to tinker around on any Linux distribution. With AMD you have to buy the expensive professional GPUs and limit yourself to the distributions that AMD specifically supports.

        AMD/NVIDIA Professional Use Comparison
        Maker Distributions Graphics Cards Open/Closed
        AMD Limited Limited Open
        NVIDIA All All Closed

        If you limit yourself to just Open and Closed you're only seeing 1/3 of the picture. I'm an AMD user and I'll keep buying AMD GPUs and CPUs, but they really need to realize that Open ≠​ Available & Usable if they want to attract people who want to do more than play games on Linux. Aside from a Control Panel I'm happy with AMD and Open, but I'm neither a professional nor a whale buying tens to hundreds of GPUs to support my devs. I'm just me buying a $300-$400 GPU every few years to play games.

        And then there's AMD dropping support for platforms that are 2-4 years old. Quit doing that. Stop it. No. That's a bad AMD. Don't make me get the spray bottle and rolled up newspaper to make scary noises with.
        Last edited by skeevy420; 13 March 2024, 11:06 AM.

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          Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post

          I just hope they (AMD) start offering better ROCm/AI/ML support on consumer/gaming hardware. There are two reasons why NVIDIA has the lead and they go hand in hand with each other. Anyone can buy practically any newish NVIDIA GPU and be able to tinker around on any Linux distribution. With AMD you have to buy the expensive professional GPUs and limit yourself to the distributions that AMD specifically supports.

          AMD/NVIDIA Professional Use Comparison
          Maker Distributions Graphics Cards Open/Closed
          AMD Limited Limited Open
          NVIDIA All All Closed

          If you limit yourself to just Open and Closed you're only seeing 1/3 of the picture. I'm an AMD user and I'll keep buying AMD GPUs and CPUs, but they really need to realize that Open ≠​ Available & Usable if they want to attract people who want to do more than play games on Linux. Aside from a Control Panel I'm happy with AMD and Open, but I'm neither a professional nor a whale buying tens to hundreds of GPUs to support my devs. I'm just me buying a $300-$400 GPU every few years to play games.

          And then there's AMD dropping support for platforms that are 2-4 years old. Quit doing that. Stop it. No. That's a bad AMD. Don't make me get the spray bottle and rolled up newspaper to make scary noises with.
          Well, if you have an apu with ryzen ai, it seems you can play with it a bit:


          Do you know GPT-based Large Language Models (LLMs) that are running locally on your AMD Ryzen™ AI PC or Radeon™ 7000 Series Graphics Card can help you code with confidence. Not only do they not require an internet connection – but your conversations stay private and on your local machine. You can us...


          Seems there is a beta linux version of the lmstudio and there are xdna driver for the npu and rocm for the gpu. Haven't tried it since I lack the hardware but hoping that maybe someone here could try it...

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