Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Mesa 20.2 Released With RADV ACO By Default, Initial RDNA2 Graphics Support

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

  • Mesa 20.2 Released With RADV ACO By Default, Initial RDNA2 Graphics Support

    Phoronix: Mesa 20.2 Released With RADV ACO By Default, Initial RDNA2 Graphics Support

    Mesa 20.2 has managed to release just before the end of the the quarter. This Mesa Q3'2020 graphics driver update is coming out about one month behind schedule but the wait is worthwhile given many open-source OpenGL and Vulkan driver updates...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-20.2-Released

  • #2
    September 2020As it stands now Linux 5.9 + Mesa 20.2 (and LLVM 11.0) is the base requirement it seems for Navi 2
    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...nux-5.10-First

    Score for OSS NAVI 2 support is is 1/3 just now.

    Comment


    • #3
      As Zink supports now OpenGL 3.0, I would like to test it again. Is somebody aware how to check which driver is used by a game as I'm worried that llvmpipe will be used instead, which is now even supporting OpenGL 4.5 :-)

      Comment


      • #4
        Woooo! And with that, AMD that much more recommendable to new users

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by R41N3R View Post
          As Zink supports now OpenGL 3.0, I would like to test it again. Is somebody aware how to check which driver is used by a game as I'm worried that llvmpipe will be used instead, which is now even supporting OpenGL 4.5 :-)
          A non-default driver can be forced by setting environment variables before the game is started (i.e: the game itself isn't choosing the driver).

          See GALLIUM_DRIVER at https://docs.mesa3d.org/envvars.html

          For Zink, there is envvar MESA_LOADER_DRIVER_OVERRIDE=zink, which is currently undocumented.
          Last edited by atomsymbol; 09-29-2020, 02:12 PM. Reason: My patch to add MESA_LOADER_DRIVER_OVERRIDE to https://docs.mesa3d.org/envvars.html is now live

          Comment


          • #6
            Note that we (AMD) have never said what gfx10.3 is. In theory, it might not be related to any of our upcoming products.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by marek View Post
              Note that we (AMD) have never said what gfx10.3 is. In theory, it might not be related to any of our upcoming products.
              But AMD`s John Bridgeman said such indirectly

              Future AMD GPUs To Be More Open-Source Friendly?
              on 29 December 2007

              Won't make the next generation (too far along already) but the ones in early development should be more open-source-friendly." However, we don't know exactly how open their next generation of GPUs will be. As Bridgman

              https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=955&num=1

              13 years in not much longer
              then 8 and half of year of Fiji development

              GPU Fiji: 596 mm², interposer: 1011 mm² a 8,5 roku práce navrch


              18. 6. 2015


              https://diit.cz/clanek/amd-fiji-rozmery-jadra


              Comment


              • #8
                My personal highlight is EGL_KHR_swap_buffers_with_damage support on X11 (https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/...817c3928340373) - GLX doesn't have a proper counterpart, so only now can we have have applications that use GL rendering with partial damage on X11 (on Wayland it already worked for a quite a while). Firefox with the EGL backend (both on X11 and Wayland) will soon make use of it by default in Webrender (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1648799).
                Last edited by treba; 09-29-2020, 02:30 PM.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Typo:

                  Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                  Phoronix: Mesa 20.2 Released With RADV ACO By Default, Initial RDNA2 Graphics Support

                  Mesa 20.2 has managed to release just before the end of the the quarter. This Mesa Q3'2020 graphics driver update is coming out about one month behind schedule but the wait is worthwhile given many open-source OpenGL and Vulkan driver updates...

                  http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-20.2-Released

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by doomie View Post
                    Woooo! And with that, AMD that much more recommendable to new users
                    ...as long as you can tolerate your card hanging when trying to record the screen, or using Mesa 19.0.

                    It's 2020 and I still have not updated to Mesa 20 from the moment I hit that bug...

                    Sorry, I have no time to deal with that, OK?
                    I am not a graphics driver developer and bisecting is extremely difficult because Mesa devs use branches for every release.
                    I could try bisecting from master, but then how long am I gonna take?

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X