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    Phoronix: AMD Radeon Pro 18.Q3 Linux Driver Released

    AMD has released their Radeon Pro 18.Q3 enterprise driver update, including for supported Linux distributions, as their QA-tested professional-grade driver update for the quarter...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...3-Linux-Driver

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    Does amdgpu-pro build on top of the open source amdgpu driver or are they completely separate?

    I'm getting a bit confused by all the amd drivers and abbreviations lately. We got radeon, amdgpu, amdgpu-pro, rocm, amdkfd... radv, amdvlk... can someone please explain what's the difference between each of these, please? Sorry for my ignorance.

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    • #3
      They seem to change their naming scheme every couple releases, pretty irritating.

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      • #4
        Proprietary driver: amdgpu pro
        Open source driver: mesa (with radeonsi for opengl and radv for vulkan)
        Kernelmodule: amdgpu (or radeon for pre 4.17 kernel and gcn 1.0 or 1.1 hardware)

        Note that the amdgpu kernel module is used for both open source and closed source driver

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Venemo View Post
          Does amdgpu-pro build on top of the open source amdgpu driver or are they completely separate?

          I'm getting a bit confused by all the amd drivers and abbreviations lately. We got radeon, amdgpu, amdgpu-pro, rocm, amdkfd... radv, amdvlk... can someone please explain what's the difference between each of these, please? Sorry for my ignorance.



          also: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVIYqZ5XcAEs4n6.jpg

          https://www.phoronix.net/image.php?i...pu_xdc15_3_med
          Last edited by xxmitsu; 08-08-2018, 11:59 AM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Venemo View Post
            Does amdgpu-pro build on top of the open source amdgpu driver or are they completely separate?
            It's an add on the the open source components. If you don't install the closed source OGL and OCL packages, you get a packaged version of the open source driver.

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            • #7
              Can I use open source (Mesa) driver with Radeon Pro WX card?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mariusz View Post
                Can I use open source (Mesa) driver with Radeon Pro WX card?
                Of course. I have a Radeon Pro WX 5100 (Polaris based) and it works flawless, out of the box.

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                • #9
                  As nice as OS drivers are the Official AMD one gives me WAY less hassles with games. Little to no artifacts and Vsync works...plus I get too many games / benchmarks saying not enough memory with the open source drivers. When I have 8GB VRAM. So who cares if it's faster or the same speed wise - stability over performance.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dfyt View Post
                    As nice as OS drivers are the Official AMD one gives me WAY less hassles with games. Little to no artifacts and Vsync works...plus I get too many games / benchmarks saying not enough memory with the open source drivers. When I have 8GB VRAM. So who cares if it's faster or the same speed wise - stability over performance.
                    I know you meant pro, but both are official drivers for Linux.

                    What card do you have and what games do you see these problems on? I haven't seen it with the RX 580 8GB.

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