Broadcom's V3D Gallium Driver Picks Up New Features Ahead Of Mesa 19.0

Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 16 January 2019 at 01:11 AM EST. 5 Comments
Lead VC4/V3D driver developer Eric Anholt of Broadcom has landed a batch of improvements to the next-generation V3D driver in Mesa 19.0.

The latest round of work that was merged on Monday evening include SSBO / atomic counters support, support for the ARB_framebuffer_no_attachments OpenGL extension, support for more compute shader intrinsics, and other items.

A complete look at the latest V3D driver work in Mesa can be found via this Git search.

V3D is the open-source driver for Broadcom VideoCore V hardware and newer while it's the VC4 driver that provides open-source support for current-generation VideoCore hardware found most notably within the Raspberry Pi. Hopefully in 2019 we'll be seeing newer Broadcom hardware available sporting the more up-to-date VideoCore hardware.
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