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    Phoronix: DRM Driver Changes Sent In For Linux 4.9, Sadly No Changes For Nouveau

    David Airlie a short time ago submitted the Linux 4.9 DRM subsystem update, including the much sought after open-source Direct Rendering Manager driver improvements. There's a lot of good stuff in here, but sadly the Nouveau changes look like they're going to have to wait until Linux 4.10...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ux-4.9-Changes

  • #2
    Quick Q: Does the nouveau driver work with the GTX 970 e.g, exposes the ability to reclock(even if manual)?

    Switched from an AMD to an Nvidia GPU for native games but the games I play in Wine suffer horribly due to losing gallium nine(CSMT helps, but it's still way worse)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by peppercats View Post
      Quick Q: Does the nouveau driver work with the GTX 970 e.g, exposes the ability to reclock(even if manual)?
      No reclocking. And if it's a GTX 970 with 4GB of VRAM, it won't load at all.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by imirkin View Post

        No reclocking. And if it's a GTX 970 with 4GB of VRAM, it won't load at all.
        No, it has 3.5GB of VRAM

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        • #5
          Originally posted by phoronix View Post
          But like the GCN 1.0 support, this GCN 1.0 AMDGPU
          I suppose you meant 1.1.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by peppercats View Post
            Quick Q: Does the nouveau driver work with the GTX 970 e.g, exposes the ability to reclock(even if manual)?

            Switched from an AMD to an Nvidia GPU for native games but the games I play in Wine suffer horribly due to losing gallium nine(CSMT helps, but it's still way worse)
            Try to sell the 970 at a good price. Then take a few dollars more and take a Rx 470/480 with 4/8GB (depending on the budget).

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            • #7
              this pull is dominated by amd devs

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              • #8
                On a Gentoo machine with R9 390 and a display connected via HDMI: The updated amdgpu Linux kernel code enables faster display initialization and resolution switching. For example, "xrandr -s 1280x720; xrandr -s 1920x1080" runs much faster. The most important benefit of the new code is shorter time to KDE/Gnome after reboot.

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                • #9
                  I tried to switch to the new AMDGPU on my SI GPU. (R7-265 pitcairn)
                  BTW when I launch steam I get this message "amdgpu: Unknown family."

                  What's missing?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lorenzoz View Post
                    I tried to switch to the new AMDGPU on my SI GPU. (R7-265 pitcairn)
                    BTW when I launch steam I get this message "amdgpu: Unknown family."

                    What's missing?
                    Did you update to the latest libdrm/mesa/xf86-video-amdgpu drivers? I think there's something in at least one of those that needs to also know that SI support for AMDGPU is a thing.

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