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    Phoronix: Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 21.Q3 Released For Linux

    AMD today released their quarterly update to the Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise graphics driver package, which includes an updated Linux build as well...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...Software-21.Q3

  • #2
    Typo:

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    The only items mentioned in terms of changes are fixing issues for 2nd/3rfd displays
    Would it work with openSUSE Leap, or just exclusively SLE? Can you
    Last edited by tildearrow; 16 September 2021, 03:06 PM.

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    • #3
      With AMD you get open source drivers for the basics, but for things beyond that you have to resort to closed source, proprietary "enterprise" / "PRO" drivers. 👎

      With Intel you get open source everything, all the way, the full stack! There is no closed source, proprietary "enterprise" or "pro" version, it's all open source! 👍

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      • #4
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        With AMD you get open source drivers for the basics, but for things beyond that you have to resort to closed source, proprietary "enterprise" / "PRO" drivers.
        The fully open components have a larger feature set then the closed components for the most part. The closed components are really only there for workstation.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by agd5f View Post

          The fully open components have a larger feature set then the closed components for the most part. The closed components are really only there for workstation.
          But even on workstation the Mesa drivers do well, except for the "validation"...

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          • #6
            Note: For Ubuntu 20.04.2, only Kernel 5.8 is supported. Latest Kernel version 5.11+ is not supported. Customers with Kernel 5.11+, need to downgrade to 5.8 for proper driver support.
            Hmm, out of all kernels, 5.8? Damn. I don't need it, but it's a shame because it's a totally out-of-date end-of-life kernel.

            Ubuntu 20.04 really needs to move away from that kernel.

            Here are some options for them:
            mainline: 5.15-rc1 2021-09-12 [tarball] [patch] [view diff] [browse]
            stable: 5.14.4 2021-09-15 [tarball] [pgp] [patch] [inc. patch] [view diff] [browse] [changelog]
            stable: 5.13.17 2021-09-15 [tarball] [pgp] [patch] [inc. patch] [view diff] [browse] [changelog]
            longterm: 5.10.65 2021-09-15 [tarball] [pgp] [patch] [inc. patch] [view diff] [browse] [changelog]
            longterm: 5.4.146 2021-09-15 [tarball] [pgp] [patch] [inc. patch] [view diff] [browse] [changelog]

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            • #7
              Originally posted by agd5f View Post

              The fully open components have a larger feature set then the closed components for the most part. The closed components are really only there for workstation.
              Are you referring mostly to Vulkan here? I know one of the big things that is different is openCL with image support which exists in the pro drivers but not the open drivers.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by agd5f View Post

                The fully open components have a larger feature set then the closed components for the most part. The closed components are really only there for workstation.
                I see, but even so it seems Intel has a more serious open source commitment where everything is open source. Intel have no special proprietary driver for workstation stuff, they're open source all the way.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by perpetually high View Post

                  Hmm, out of all kernels, 5.8? Damn. I don't need it, but it's a shame because it's a totally out-of-date end-of-life kernel.

                  Ubuntu 20.04 really needs to move away from that kernel.
                  Sure but then they wouldn't have working pro drivers. What you should have said is AMD needs to join the 21st century.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by uid313 View Post

                    I see, but even so it seems Intel has a more serious open source commitment where everything is open source. Intel have no special proprietary driver for workstation stuff, they're open source all the way.
                    They also don't currently sell workstation cards.

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