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Linux-Firmware Adds Updated Binary For Fixing Performance With RX 5600 XT vBIOS Update

With last month's release of the Radeon RX 5600 XT as quite a capable sub-$300 graphics card there was a new video BIOS at launch-day to significantly improve the performance even more. But that updated vBIOS was causing issues with the Linux driver. The necessary fix has now landed in linux-firmware.git as the necessary SMC firmware update for Navi.

4 February 2020 - RX 5600 XT + New vBIOS - 2 Comments
AMD Drops TGSI Support From Their RadeonSI OpenGL Driver

It was just shy of a month ago in Mesa 20.0-devel code that RadeonSI enabled NIR by default to enjoy OpenGL 4.6 support and now already ahead of the Mesa 20.0 branching the previous TGSI code-path has been removed. TGSI has been the default intermediate representation of RadeonSI and other Gallium3D drivers but these days NIR has become the go-to IR for Mesa drivers.

7 January 2020 - NIR The Future - 11 Comments
Radeon Software for Linux 19.50 Quietly Released For Newest Enterprise-Focused Driver Support

When navigating the AMD.com driver downloads area the Radeon Software for Linux 19.30 driver is still referred to, which was released back on 5 November. That 19.30 driver series has been around for a while and we've been waiting for the 19.50 series driver to match their recent Windows driver update. It turns out there is a Radeon Software for Linux 19.50 driver that is public albeit not widely advertised.

5 January 2020 - Radeon Software for Linux 19.50 - 4 Comments
The Experimental GCN 1.0 GPU Support Might Be Dropped From AMDGPU Linux Driver

By default the Linux kernel selects the aging Radeon DRM driver for GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" and GCN 1.1 "Sea Islands" hardware (as well as all older ATI/AMD GPUs) while it's GCN 1.2 and newer that defaults to the modern AMDGPU kernel driver. But for years there has been experimental GCN 1.0/1.1 support available via kernel module options, but now for the original GCN GPUs that code is at risk of being dropped.

31 December 2019 - Southern Islands - 113 Comments
AMD Radeon TrueAudio-Next Finally Going Cross-Platform With Linux Support

TrueAudio-Next is AMD's solution for advanced GPU-accelerated audio effects and other capabilities by leveraging OpenCL compute rather than any dedicated DSP audio hardware. While developed as open-source the past three years, there hasn't been official Linux support but that seems to finally be changing.

22 December 2019 - TrueAudio-Next For Linux - 26 Comments
AMD Pushes Updated AMDVLK Vulkan Code Following Adrenalin 2020 Unveil

Earlier this week AMD unveiled the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition driver and we await a Radeon Software for Linux / AMDGPU-PRO driver update for Linux users on supported distributions. But AMD has begun pushing some updated AMDVLK open-source Vulkan driver code ahead of a possible tagged release in the next few days.

12 December 2019 - Open-Source Vulkan - 16 Comments
AMD Publishes Vega 7nm ISA Documentation - 300 More Pages Of GPU Docs

Beyond AMD's open-source graphics driver stack of the past decade, part of their original open-source plans have also involved providing public (NDA-free) GPU hardware documentation. That has come with time though the documentation drops are not coordinated in-step with code drops. Out today, for example, is the ISA documentation on Vega 7nm.

12 December 2019 - Vega 7nm - 13 Comments

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