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  • Radeon VII (Vega 20) Firmware Support Lands In Linux-Firmware.Git

    Phoronix: Radeon VII (Vega 20) Firmware Support Lands In Linux-Firmware.Git

    In addition to needing a recent version of the Linux kernel and Mesa (ideally, Linux 5.0 and Mesa 19.0 if enjoying the very best performance and features) for using a Radeon VII graphics card on Linux, you also need to have the necessary firmware binaries manually installed if not using the Radeon Software for Linux driver package. Those firmware bits are now in the linux-firmware.git repository...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...x-Firmware-Git

  • TrashPandaCoder
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    Originally posted by debianxfce View Post

    As the original article says, use latest drivers with latest hardware. Install the latest firmware, Padoka ppa Mesa git and 5.1 kernel from ubuntu repositories.
    Well, if one has alter the distribution to make it work, then I'd say the distro doesn't really support it does it? Support implies "out of the box" whyich is not true for Ubuntu at all.
    Which was my point.
    In fact, given most (all even?) llinux distros can be upgraded with new kernels and mesa, etc. then they all "support" everything the most avant garde kernels and driver support don't they? But that isn't waht "support" means to most of us now does it? QED.

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  • TrashPandaCoder
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    Originally posted by andre30correia View Post

    and Ubuntu receive too
    Well if they did. they don't it to updates yet as of 2019.04.03. I just installed Ubuntu 18.10 and even after I installed all updates, no support. Display stuck on minimal resolution, Very slow rendering and "tearing" in simple web page displays by browsers.

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post

    My be the fact that Vega 20 [Vega VII] isn't part of the latest batch of Firmware in Debian, but who knows, right? /s
    Does Debian even have the kernel driver and Mesa at a recent enough version to use it at all?

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  • ynari
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    Agreed with Vega. You're living a fantasy if you expect a cheaper HBM card than the VII. The Vega VII has a number of faults, but strong open source support and excellent compute are very strong reasons to buy it.

    HBM2 is not cheap, period, and I would bet money that Navi will not be HBM2 based. They're targeting the mainstream market.

    The cheapest you'll get is one of the existing HBM cards, with the price driven down by competition between the VII and 2080, but of course non VII cards have much slower compute.

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  • vegabook
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    Originally posted by Kendji View Post
    Really waiting for a cheap Vega/HBM card from AMD. I'm still on my GTX 1060, but I want to move to an more open source alternative
    Vega VII now does 3.5 teraflops of FP64 which is about 10x what you get even with the Titan RTX. So for scientific computing this thing has the best price performance of any card in existence by a huge multiple.

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  • Kendji
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    Really waiting for a cheap Vega/HBM card from AMD. I'm still on my GTX 1060, but I want to move to an more open source alternative

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  • dungeon
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    Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post

    My be the fact that Vega 20 [Vega VII] isn't part of the latest batch of Firmware in Debian, but who knows, right? /s
    Obviosly it isn't of course, as Phoronix newswork gitwatcher says that is dropped in upstream git today

    Of course Debian is as of today in soft freeze, second stage leading to the deep freeze in a month... so only one month more for some rolling

    https://lists.debian.org/debian-deve.../msg00008.html
    Last edited by dungeon; 02-12-2019, 06:20 PM.

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  • Marc Driftmeyer
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    Originally posted by dungeon View Post
    Debian 9 too have firmwares from last month in backports, so no idea about which distros Michael talking about Let alone that by default Debian is like mentioned Trisquel with no blob firmwares by default, backports repo is also no default. But it is up to user if he need or wanna load any of these and which versions, as always



    https://lists.debian.org/debian-back.../msg00049.html

    By other comments and in general generally this generously seems not true

    On the other hand if generally == default, that is certainly true
    My be the fact that Vega 20 [Vega VII] isn't part of the latest batch of Firmware in Debian, but who knows, right? /s

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  • dungeon
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    Debian 9 too have firmwares from last month in backports, so no idea about which distros Michael talking about Let alone that by default Debian is like mentioned Trisquel with no blob firmwares by default, backports repo is also no default. But it is up to user if he need or wanna load any of these and which versions, as always

    - Upstream version is commit bc656509a3cfb60fcdfc905d7e23c18873e4e7b9 dated 2019-01-14
    https://lists.debian.org/debian-back.../msg00049.html

    By other comments and in general generally this generously seems not true

    On the other hand if generally == default, that is certainly true
    Last edited by dungeon; 02-12-2019, 02:02 PM.

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