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  • Arm Mali D71 Display Support Coming To Linux 5.2 Kernel

    Phoronix: Arm Mali D71 Display Support Coming To Linux 5.2 Kernel

    Adding to the many changes for Linux 5.2 is Arm's new Komeda DRM/KMS driver being extended to support the Mali D71...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...meda-Linux-5.2

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    How is this different from existing SoCs that have Mali GPUs? What differentiates a DPU to have a separate definition?

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      Originally posted by polarathene View Post
      What differentiates a DPU from a GPU?
      The DPU (tratitionally called CRTC) is the chip that scans out pixel values from the framebuffer to produce the signal that goes to the screen.

      You don't need a GPU to have a DPU, or vice versa (not to mention other special purpose chips like VPUs), it's just that graphics cards traditionally contain both. So calling a graphics card a "GPU" is a bit like referring to the computer case as "the harddisk".

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