Mesa 11.0 Officially Released With OpenGL 4.1 For RadeonSI/Nouveau

Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 12 September 2015 at 09:37 AM EDT. 46 Comments
Mesa 11.0 has been officially released this morning! Mesa 11.0 is a huge, unbelievable upgrade for open-source graphics drivers.

Mesa 11.0 brings core Mesa support for OpenGL 4.2, RadeonSI and Nouveau NVC0 OpenGL 4.1 support (the other hardware drivers remain at OpenGL 3.3), AMDGPU kernel driver support along with initial R9 Fury/Fiji support, EGL 1.5 support, ongoing OpenGL ES 3.1 work, OpenCL compute image support, HEVC video decode support for RadeonSI via VDPAU, OpenGL ES 3.0 for Freedreno, and many fixes.

More details via the release announcement and you can see many benchmarks and other news about the many Mesa 11.0 features via our dozens of Phoronix articles on the topic. There's also daily Mesa Git benchmarks over at
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