Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

AMD Releases New "AMDGPU" Linux Kernel Driver & Mesa Support

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

  • AMD Releases New "AMDGPU" Linux Kernel Driver & Mesa Support

    Phoronix: AMD Releases New "AMDGPU" Linux Kernel Driver & Mesa Support

    At long last the source code to the new AMDGPU driver has been released! This is the new driver needed to support the Radeon R9 285 graphics card along with future GPUs/APUs like Carrizo. Compared to the existing Radeon DRM driver, the new AMDGPU is needed for AMD's new unified driver strategy whereby the new Catalyst driver will be isolated to being a user-space binary blob with both the full open-source driver and the Catalyst driver using this common AMDGPU kernel driver...

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

  • #2
    Finally !

    Thank you, AMD It's time to start thinking about a new GPU, I guess... But I am going to wait until vulkan is in good shape, anyway.

    Comment


    • #3
      My R9 285 is ready.

      Comment


      • #4
        Yay, CIK support as well. Don't know if this will be better at some point in the future (radeon is still default for those apparently), but I think it might extend the active support for those parts. At least it's good to have a choice :-)

        Comment


        • #5
          This is actually sooner than I expected. Anyways, thumbs up from me!

          Comment


          • #6
            Kudos to AMD. Nvidia could do the same improving nouveau

            Comment


            • #7
              Sad thing is 4.2 may not make it into Ubuntu 15.10, so we may not see support for a GPU released last year on Mesa until next year for the most popular distro.

              Comment


              • #8
                Hmm.... makes me wonder if this means the R9 300 series will be released soon...

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                  Hmm.... makes me wonder if this means the R9 300 series will be released soon...
                  July or shortly after:
                  http://www.pcworld.com/article/29115...s-amd-ceo.html

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by zanny View Post
                    Sad thing is 4.2 may not make it into Ubuntu 15.10, so we may not see support for a GPU released last year on Mesa until next year for the most popular distro.
                    It should be a pretty clean backport even if 4.2 doesn't make it into the fall distro releases. The code Alex pushed is based on 4.1...

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X