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RADV Lands AMD GCN 1.0/1.1 Fix For DOOM Eternal On Linux Under Steam Play

Doom Eternal was released this week by id Software as their first game atop the Vulkan-focused id Tech 7 engine. While it's another id Software game not seeing a native Linux port, with some tweaking the game can run under Steam Play / Proton. And now Mesa's RADV Vulkan driver has landed a fix for AMD GCN 1.0/1.1 era GPUs with a fix allowing those older graphics cards to handle this latest Doom title.

25 March 2020 - RADV GCN 1.0/1.1 - 18 Comments
AMD Begins Focusing On Bug Fixes For Linux 5.7 Graphics Driver Code

Passing the point that new feature code is generally permitted into DRM-Next for in turn hitting the next mainline kernel merge window, AMD's open-source graphics driver developers have been turning their attention to bug fixes for all the new feature code set for Linux 5.7.

20 March 2020 - Linux 5.7 AMDGPU - 17 Comments
AMDVLK 2020.Q1.3 Brings New Extensions, Performance Tuning

There have not been many AMDVLK open-source AMD Radeon Vulkan driver releases this quarter, but out today in any case is AMDVLK 2020.Q1.3 as their newest update to this official open-source Vulkan driver derived in part from shared sources with the AMD Vulkan Windows driver.

13 March 2020 - AMDVLK 2020.Q1.3 - 1 Comment
AMDGPU Driver Sees More Fixes For Linux 5.7 Development

Feature work of Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) graphics driver work for Linux 5.7 is winding down now that Linux 5.6 is almost to its sixth release candidate this weekend, but sent in this week by AMD were a few more AMDGPU items though mostly amounting to fixes for their graphics driver.

13 March 2020 - AMDGPU DRM-Next - 23 Comments
AMD Radeon "SISCHED" Support Has Been Retired

Not many AMD Radeon Linux gamers have been using the "sisched" SI machine instruction scheduler in recent times. This non-default scheduler hasn't been well maintained. Additionally, when on the RADV Vulkan driver, using the Valve-backed compiler back-end has been far superior. As such, SISCHED has now been gutted out of Mesa.

8 March 2020 - SI Scheduler - Add A Comment
Running The Linux 5.6 Kernel With AMD Radeon Graphics

Now hitting about mid-way through the Linux 5.6 kernel with early fallout having been addressed, we've been ramping up our testing/benchmarking of this next major kernel release. Here is our initial experience with the AMDGPU driver on Linux 5.6.

25 February 2020 - Linux 5.6 AMDGPU - 29 Comments
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

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