V3DV Vulkan Driver Enjoys More Optimizations To Help The Raspberry Pi 4

Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 16 March 2021 at 10:08 AM EDT. 6 Comments
Igalia has outlined some of the recent V3D compiler work they've been engaging in to help with the Vulkan driver performance on the Raspberry Pi 4 while the compiler back-end work also benefits the Mesa OpenGL driver too.

Back in November the V3DV driver became officially Vulkan conformant and since then the Igalia developers working with the Raspberry Pi Foundation have been working to support more Vulkan extensions, provide various bug fixes, and squeeze out more performance.

Igalia developers have been focusing on the V3D compiler performance in more modern games/workloads like Unreal Engine 4 demos. Through compiler back-end optimizations they have made significant strides in improving the performance for not only Unreal Engine 4 but also older software like vkQuake, Quake3e, RBDOOM3-BFG, and more.

Stop by the Igalia blog for more details on their latest open-source Broadcom graphics driver optimizations.
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