Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

AMD Sends Out Linux Graphics Driver Patches For "Arcturus" As New Vega Derived GPU

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • AMD Sends Out Linux Graphics Driver Patches For "Arcturus" As New Vega Derived GPU

    Phoronix: AMD Sends Out Linux Graphics Driver Patches For "Arcturus" As New Vega Derived GPU

    Remember last September when that AMD Arcturus codename dropped in our forums for what at first appeared to be a successor to Navi but later clarified to be used as a Linux driver enablement codename? Well, the Linux kernel driver patches for this "Arcturus" GPU have just been posted...

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

  • #2
    Typo:

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Arcuturus isn't a small change
    VCN2.5? Workstation card? Oh finally! Now please tell me whether this does 4:4:4 for once... ...and I'm buying soon.

    Never mind, it's a graphics-less card...
    Last edited by tildearrow; 07-16-2019, 12:52 AM.

    Comment


    • #3
      Dual Vega 20 for apple maybe?

      Comment


      • #4
        Something the likes of Radeon Pro V340 in "less expensive" would be really nice. ;-)

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Yoshi View Post
          Something the likes of Radeon Pro V340 in "less expensive" would be really nice. ;-)
          And display output....that would be nice too.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by tuke81 View Post
            Dual Vega 20 for apple maybe?
            Considering how that thing is connected to the new Pro trough a dual connector setup with a standard PCIe and an additional proprietary connector, most probably so they don't have to put in any additional power connectors on the other side or back of the card, I don't think this is that exact card. Specially not when, unlike this card, that card is also used as a video card.

            However you probably are right on the money about the card being a dual Vega 20 board. Most probably it's a data center variant of that design and will probably offer some fairly competitive performance like AMD cards have long since done if you know how to utilize them properly.
            "Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it."

            Comment


            • #7
              this was discuses years ago with bridgman and others also me.

              this all about transistor count what makes the price high and most of server users and even miners and workstation users with big multi-gpu settings they mostly only need 1 card with display output

              and in a workstation bigpower the 3 other cards do not need display output or 3D graphic engine.

              so you can use it as miner cards for blockchain cryptocurrencies or other blockchain big data use cases.

              it is just a compute chip card only without any texture or other graphic transistor bits.

              and this should make this card much cheaper. in my case of a desktop cryptocurrency miner i would just buy 1 normal card and 3 compute only cards... just to do mining.

              big data centers who only do compute with cards like this will never miss any graphic transistor bits...
              Last edited by Qaridarium; 07-16-2019, 12:46 PM.
              Phantom circuit Sequence Reducer Dyslexia

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by L_A_G View Post

                Considering how that thing is connected to the new Pro trough a dual connector setup with a standard PCIe and an additional proprietary connector, most probably so they don't have to put in any additional power connectors on the other side or back of the card, I don't think this is that exact card. Specially not when, unlike this card, that card is also used as a video card.

                However you probably are right on the money about the card being a dual Vega 20 board. Most probably it's a data center variant of that design and will probably offer some fairly competitive performance like AMD cards have long since done if you know how to utilize them properly.
                Well that exascale Frontier HPC will use vega instinct cards, so maybe this is dual gpu to get denser form factor.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by ihatemichael
                  As always, working on new stuff without finishing the old stuff, typical AMD.
                  Are you suggesting we stop releasing new chips, or that we release them without Linux support ?

                  Neither seems workable to me.
                  Last edited by bridgman; 07-16-2019, 12:43 PM.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bridgman View Post

                    Are you suggesting we stop releasing new chips, or that we release them without Linux support ?

                    Neither seems workable to me.
                    Arcturus will be a big change right ? no more gcn ? RT cores hardware equivalent?

                    Personally have big expectations for this chip, only left wait to 2020





                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X