DRI3 Is Now Flipped On For xf86-video-ati X.Org Driver
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 11 May 2016 at 08:47 AM EDT. 4 Comments
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There's a follow-up to yesterday's story about AMD To Enable DRI3 By Default On Latest X.Org Servers.

AMD's Michel Dänzer didn't get any push-back to his patch for enabling DRI3 by default in the xf86-video-ati driver, so he's gone ahead and landed the patch in the Radeon DDX driver code-base. This now means that if you're building this X.Org driver against X.Org Server 1.18.3 or newer, you'll have DRI3 enabled by default rather than DRI2.

DRI3 should reduce/eliminate tearing and boost the performance for select graphics workloads, but regressions are very possible. Hopefully other drivers will work on enabling DRI3 by default and help ironing out any lingering DRI3 bugs within the xorg-server. You can fetch the latest Radeon DDX driver Git here.
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