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  • AMDVLK 2018.4.2 Open-Source Vulkan Driver Brings Sparse Support, Degenerate Triangles

    Phoronix: AMDVLK 2018.4.2 Open-Source Vulkan Driver Brings Sparse Support, Degenerate Triangles

    It appears AMD is stepping up their game around the open-source AMDVLK Vulkan Linux driver with moving to tagged releases and better release notes...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...8.4.2-Released

  • #2
    Good to see that AMD provide prebuilded packages for AMDVLK. It will be easier to test it now.

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    • #3
      What exactly is AMDVLK, and how does it relate to the regular Mesa driver?

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      • #4
        Year-Quarter-Version

        Radeon™ Software for Linux® is coming?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by louis_irl View Post
          What exactly is AMDVLK, and how does it relate to the regular Mesa driver?
          It's the official Vulkan driver from AMD. It's not part of Mesa. Mesa has a third party developed driver called RADV that does pretty much the same thing.

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          • #6
            So, if I install that package it will automatically works instead of RADV or do I need to modify some config file?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
              So, if I install that package it will automatically works instead of RADV or do I need to modify some config file?
              Either uninstall mesa-vulkan-drivers or set the following environment variable to load AMDVLK even if both are installed.

              Code:
               
               export VK_ICD_FILENAMES="/usr/share/vulkan/icd.d/amd_icd64.json"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Brisse View Post

                It's the official Vulkan driver from AMD. It's not part of Mesa. Mesa has a third party developed driver called RADV that does pretty much the same thing.
                And RADV is the community accepted driver of the two, where it receives contributions from all over the industry and amdvlk is completely alone and dependent on AMD.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by duby229 View Post

                  And RADV is the community accepted driver of the two, where it receives contributions from all over the industry and amdvlk is completely alone and dependent on AMD.
                  Wasn't the purpose of amdvlk is to open source their official implementation so they can have unified vulkan driver across operating systems?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Brisse View Post

                    Either uninstall mesa-vulkan-drivers or set the following environment variable to load AMDVLK even if both are installed.

                    Code:
                    export VK_ICD_FILENAMES="/usr/share/vulkan/icd.d/amd_icd64.json"
                    It removes the mesa-vulkan-drivers package on the install. But thanks for the for that command anyway.

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