RADV Vulkan Driver Adds AF Support To GCN 1.1+
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 2 November 2016 at 07:08 PM EDT. 6 Comments
The RADV open-source Radeon Vulkan driver in Mesa has added support for anisotropic filtering (AF) for Volcanic Islands (GCN 1.2) hardware and newer.

Anisotropic filtering is an image quality enhancement technique for textures at oblique angles and superior to methods like trilinear filtering. The anisotropic filtering support for RADV was just over two dozen lines of new code with the work having been ported from the RadeonSI OpenGL driver. Anisotropic filtering levels of 2/4/8/16x are supported with this code.

The patch is now in Mesa Git and is also being requested for backporting to the Mesa 13.0 series, so here's to better image quality with RADV.
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