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    Phoronix: Mesa's Intel Vulkan Driver Introduces A Null Hardware Layer

    Intel's latest addition to Mesa 21.1 with their "ANV" Vulkan driver is... A null hardware layer...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-Null-HW-Layer

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    Their hardware is already null, so people probably won't notice the difference.

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    • #3
      You can see how bad the silicon shortage is when a major producer isn't certain they can supply their own developers with hardware.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by eydee View Post
        Their hardware is already null, so people probably won't notice the difference.
        This isn't GMA era anymore...

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        • #5
          Makes sense. Null is the only GPU in stock right now.

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          • #6
            Finally! Drivers for those "Intel" PowerVR chips!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

              This isn't GMA era anymore...
              Don't kid yourself Intel is still several years behind, their fastest XE GPU on mobile just matches Vega basically and has a horribly broken driver. And their HPC solutions is ludicrously complex (aka risky).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cb88 View Post

                Don't kid yourself Intel is still several years behind, their fastest XE GPU on mobile just matches Vega basically and has a horribly broken driver. And their HPC solutions is ludicrously complex (aka risky).
                You are comparing mobile vs. desktop GPU.


                Sadly, Xe is the only road to open-source 4:4:4 at the moment...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

                  You are comparing mobile vs. desktop GPU.


                  Sadly, Xe is the only road to open-source 4:4:4 at the moment...
                  Not sure what YOU are talking about... AMD GPUs can do 4:4:4 on the amdgpu driver, the problem is that you can't tell it what to do it just does whatever it wants. The latest software can do it to a degree with xrandr but may require resetting the HDMI link (power cycling the monitor). https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/drm/amd/-/issues/476
                  Last edited by cb88; 26 March 2021, 03:36 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cb88 View Post

                    Not sure what YOU are talking about... AMD GPUs can do 4:4:4 on the amdgpu driver, the problem is that you can't tell it what to do it just does whatever it wants. The latest software can do it to a degree with xrandr but may require resetting the HDMI link (power cycling the monitor). https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/drm/amd/-/issues/476
                    I was talking about 4:4:4 video encoding.
                    No AMD graphics card is capable of that (on the other hand, both Intel Xe and Ice Lake onwards and NVIDIA since Maxwell are capable of it).

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