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Mesa 24.1 Merges AMD Radeon VPE 1.1 Engine Support

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  • Mesa 24.1 Merges AMD Radeon VPE 1.1 Engine Support

    Phoronix: Mesa 24.1 Merges AMD Radeon VPE 1.1 Engine Support

    AMD open-source Linux driver patches posted last summer enabled the new "VPE" IP block as a general purpose copy engine for future AMD GPUs. This VPE block might premiere in the upcoming AMD RDNA3.5 refresh (RDNA3+) integrated graphics but in any event AMD is already working on the incrementally improved VPE 1.1 IP with that now being supported by the Mesa 24.1 RadeonSI driver code...

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  • #2
    I'm starting to really need an abbreviation dictionary.
    What is VPE? UVD? VCE? VCN? VPE?
    We have too many abbreviations, some of them similar and some ambiguous. For some you even hardly find good information on the net what this actually does, how it works,...

    "VPE is a new general purpose copy engine. It supports a variety of scaling and transform features."
    Uh-huh. Sure.
    Sorry, not everyone has studied informatics, electronics, hardware design and is an AMD engineer for 15 years so this would be obvious...
    Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!


    • #3
      Basically instead of wasting tens of Watts of power to decode a 4K video it will use just one like Intel does:
      ## VGA ##
      AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
      Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)