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AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q2 for Linux Released

Shipping today is the "Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q2 for Linux" driver package as the newest hybrid driver update for Linux systems with AMD Radeon Pro (and consumer) graphics, aiming to increase performance against NVIDIA Quadro hardware.

9 May 2019 - Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q2 - 1 Comment
More AMD Radeon "Navi" Code Continues Landing In LLVM For Its Compiler Backend

While we haven't yet spotted any of the other AMD Radeon "Navi" next-generation GPU support in the other software components making up AMD's open-source Linux graphics driver stack, there continues to be a lot of work happening on the AMDGPU LLVM shader compiler back-end within the mainline LLVM code-base. In fact, there's been over eleven thousand lines of new code so far pertaining to Navi/GFX10.

3 May 2019 - More Than 11k Lines So Far - 19 Comments
AMDKFD Has A Big Batch Of Improvements For The Mainline Linux Kernel

There hasn't been much to report on recently for Radeon's AMDKFD driver that serves as the kernel code for the Radeon GPU compute stack and part of the company's ROCm offering. AMDKFD work hasn't let up but has just been queuing for a while in the amd-kfd-staging Git branch and now there are a host of improvements to be mainlined.

28 April 2019 - Kernel Fusion Compute Driver - 2 Comments
Radeon Software for Linux 19.10 Adds Ubuntu 18.04.2 Support

Radeon Software for Linux 19.10 was quietly released at the end of last week and seemed to go unnoticed until a Phoronix reader pointed out the existence of this updated hybrid driver featuring the AMDGPU All-Open and AMDGPU-PRO components.

25 April 2019 - Radeon Software 19.10 - 3 Comments
RADV Vulkan Driver Lands FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync For Mesa 19.1

While on the kernel-side there has been FreeSync support with the AMDGPU DRM driver since Linux 5.0 and for the OpenGL driver with RadeonSI there has been this functionality in Mesa 19.0 when paired with a supported kernel, the Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver has missed out on this action until now. But landing just in time for the Mesa 19.1 feature freeze is now the FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync enablement for RADV.

23 April 2019 - RADV Vulkan - 20 Comments
Trying Out The Radeon VII On Ubuntu 19.04 As Well As Linux 5.1 + Mesa 19.1

Following yesterday's Ubuntu 18.10 vs. 19.04 Radeon gaming/graphics benchmarks I decided to try out the Radeon VII on Ubuntu 19.04, which should be working out-of-the-box given its use of Linux 5.0 and Mesa 19.0. Unfortunately, earlier Radeon VII (Vega 20) issues I've been encountering are still plaguing the card.

10 April 2019 - Radeon VII - 42 Comments
FreeSync Support For RADV Vulkan Driver Blocked By Lack Of Config System

With the Linux 5.0 kernel the AMDGPU landed its support for FreeSync / Variable Rate Refresh support and that's already been joined by FreeSync/VRR support within Mesa's RadeonSI OpenGL driver. But FreeSync support for the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver has been delayed -- a merge request is now open but it's not expected to be merged at this point for a lack of a configuration management system.

8 April 2019 - RADV FreeSync - 37 Comments

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