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  • Qualcomm's Adreno 640 GPU Is Working Easily With The Freedreno OpenGL/Vulkan Drivers

    Phoronix: Qualcomm's Adreno 640 GPU Is Working Easily With The Freedreno OpenGL/Vulkan Drivers

    The Adreno 640 GPU that is used by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855/855+ SoCs is now working with the open-source Freedreno Gallium3D OpenGL and "TURNIP" Vulkan drivers with the newest Mesa 20.0 development code...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-640-Freedreno

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    That's some great news, particularly the "easily" part.
    I've been itching to get a Snapdragon laptop, but I might go for whichever one comes with the 855 SoCs.
    Last edited by schmidtbag; 11-12-2019, 01:00 PM.

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    • #3
      schmidtbag This SoC/GPU is already released...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
        It's great news to see Gallium3D support for a yet-to-be-released GPU on an ARM platform. Not sure that's ever happened before.
        Hmm, I'm not sure this has happened: Adreno 640 is in Snapdragon 855 which has already been released.

        I've been itching to get a Snapdragon laptop, but I might go for whichever one comes with the 855 SoCs.
        Ditto. The closest thing is Microsoft Surface X with its SQ1 chip which is a 855 on steroids. But that's too expensive and I'm not sure one can replace Windows with Linux (though it looks like WSL works).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Girolamo_Cavazzoni View Post
          schmidtbag This SoC/GPU is already released...
          Originally posted by ldesnogu View Post
          Hmm, I'm not sure this has happened: Adreno 640 is in Snapdragon 855 which has already been released.
          Hmm so it is. I wonder if I was looking at the wrong product when looking up the chip.
          Ditto. The closest thing is Microsoft Surface X with its SQ1 chip which is a 855 on steroids. But that's too expensive and I'm not sure one can replace Windows with Linux (though it looks like WSL works).
          Yeah I'm not fond of the price point of existing Snapdragon laptops. For their price, I could get an x86 model.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
            For their price, I could get an x86 model.
            I have the feeling that the OEM are charging this price range to show that ARM can compete at the same level as x86

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            • #7
              But can it run Crysis (and SuperTuxKart and cool-retro-term and OpenArena with settings maxed)?

              At the same time?

              Without the SoC phoning home about it?

              Without someone at Qualcomm pwning you?

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