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Radeon Vulkan Driver Adds Option Of Rendering Less For ~30% Greater Performance

If your current Vulkan-based Radeon Linux gaming performance isn't cutting it and a new GPU is out of your budget or you have been unable to find a desired GPU upgrade in stock, the Mesa RADV driver has added an option likely of interest to you... Well, at least moving forward with this feature being limited to RDNA2 GPUs for now.

10 April 2021 - RADV Render Less - 39 Comments
AMD ROCm 4.1.1 Released To Clarify Some HIP Bits

Toward the end of March was the AMD ROCm 4.1 release with a few new features. Released today is ROCm 4.1.1 with seemingly no real code changes but just to clarify two items around ROCm's HIP.

9 April 2021 - Radeon Open eCosystem 4.1.1 - 5 Comments
AMD Instinct MI100 "Arcturus" Bits Added To Linux-Firmware.Git

While AMD's open-source Linux graphics driver developers have been working publicly on the "Acturus" GPU support going back to 2019 that was then introduced last year in the form of the Instinct MI100, finally today has the necessary binary firmware been upstreamed into linux-firmware.git for enabling the rest of the open-source AMD Linux driver stack.

5 April 2021 - Arcturus Firmware - 1 Comment
AMD Is Trying To Optimize Their Gallium3D Driver Even Further With Lower Overhead

While the RadeonSI Gallium3D open-source OpenGL driver for Linux systems is very well received and generally outperforming the proprietary AMD OpenGL driver on Linux/Windows and performing very strong against NVIDIA's proprietary OpenGL driver too, it's not game over for this older graphics API and AMD is still working to lower the CPU overhead even further for this open-source code.

24 March 2021 - Less CPU Overhead - 10 Comments
AMDVLK 2021.Q1.6 Released With Radeon RX 6700 XT Support

Following yesterday's release of the Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card and the updated Radeon Software for Linux 20.50 driver, AMD has now released AMDVLK 2021.Q1.6 as their updated open-source Vulkan driver with Navi 22 / RX 6700 XT support.

19 March 2021 - Navi 22 - 5 Comments
Radeon Software For Linux 20.50 Released With RX 6700 XT Support

With the Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics cards having gone up for sale today (albeit in incredibly short supply), AMD published an updated Radeon Software for Linux driver comprising its AMDGPU-PRO and AMDGPU-Open driver stacks with support for this new Navi RDNA2 graphics card.

18 March 2021 - Radeon RX 6700 XT - 24 Comments
AMD Clarifies ROCm Compute Support For GUI Applications

AMD recently added a notice to the ROCm repository reinforcing their focus on headless, non-GUI workloads while now that statement is being sort of retracted and they have clarified their support intentions around this open-source Radeon Open eCosystem driver stack.

10 March 2021 - Radeon Open eCosystem - 41 Comments

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