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    Phoronix: Blender 2.79 Now Available With Much Faster Radeon OpenCL

    Today marks the long-awaited debut of the Blender 2.79 3D modeling software release. Especially for those using OpenCL acceleration, Blender 2.79 is quite an exciting update...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-2.79-Released

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    I've been unable to run Blender using ROCm from AMDGPU-PRO (it always gets stuck at Path Tracing Tile 1/135)... Typo:

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    OpenCL are now as mjuch as 50% faster.
    Last edited by tildearrow; 09-13-2017, 04:15 AM.

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    • #3
      One of the first opensource programs to adopt OpenCL was LibreOffice's Calc, with AMD making a big deal of it, saying that because of it their APUs were faster that Intel's i5s. I remember some time ago that Calc's OpenCL support was very broken. How is it now?
      Last edited by M@GOid; 09-12-2017, 11:25 PM.

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      • #4
        Phoronix: Blender 2.79 Now Available With Much Faster Radeon OpenCL
        Only possible with AMDGPU proprietary driver. It's useless iwith Mesa, and ROCm Kernel core dumps on Debian with the ROCm stack installed. In short, it's a Work-in-Progress that isn't there yet, for Non-Windows.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
          I've been unable to run Blender with OpenCL (ROCm) with AMDGPU-PRO (it always gets stuck)...
          I don't understand - unless you have a Vega "OpenCL (ROCm)" and "AMDGPU-PRO" are two different stacks.

          We have integrated ROCm into AMDGPU-PRO but that is currently only enabled for OpenCL on Vega - for all the earlier chips you still get the "Orca" code paths (going through graphics driver rather than ROC).

          Which hardware and driver stack are you running ?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bridgman View Post

            I don't understand - unless you have a Vega "OpenCL (ROCm)" and "AMDGPU-PRO" are two different stacks.

            We have integrated ROCm into AMDGPU-PRO but that is currently only enabled for OpenCL on Vega - for all the earlier chips you still get the "Orca" code paths (going through graphics driver rather than ROC).

            Which hardware and driver stack are you running ?
            I'm indeed using Vega. I'll reword the post now.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

              I'm indeed using Vega.
              Miner, seize him!

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              • #8
                More importantly for me, Blender now doesn't flicker anymore on Mesa with my AMD RX 460 \o/.,

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by eydee View Post

                  Miner, seize him!
                  What? I don't use the card for mining...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
                    What? I don't use the card for mining...
                    That's why they should seize you.

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