NIR

NIR is the new intermediate representation used by Mesa. Currently the Mesa Intel, Freedreno, and VC4 drivers make use of this code.

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NIR Articles & Reviews

RadeonSI NIR Benchmarks Show Great Progress With Mesa...   Display Drivers   06 Dec 2019
Running The RadeonSI NIR Back-End With Mesa 19.1 Git   Display Drivers   10 Feb 2019

NIR Linux News

Mesa's R600 Driver Nears Feature Complete NIR Support...   Radeon   20 Jan 2021
Radeon "RADV" Vulkan Driver Adds Sparse...   Radeon   11 Jan 2021
Another NVIDIA Engineer Just Made His First...   NVIDIA   08 Jan 2021
Mesa Enjoyed A Record-Setting Year With Intel G3D...   Mesa   01 Jan 2021
Microsoft Adds SPIR-V To DXIL Library In Mesa - With A...   Microsoft   22 Dec 2020
Mesa 20.3 Released With Big Improvements For...   Mesa   03 Dec 2020
Microsoft Begins Landing Changes For Cross-Platform...   Microsoft   02 Dec 2020
Airlie: "Why Sharing Code With Windows Isn't...   Mesa   11 Nov 2020
Mesa 21.0 Merges Direct3D 12 Gallium3D Driver   Microsoft   10 Nov 2020
Intel Lands Vulkan Ray-Tracing Prep Work In Mesa 20.3   Mesa   06 Nov 2020
NIR-To-TGSI Support Added To Mesa 20.3   Mesa   20 Oct 2020
RADV ACO Lands NGG Geometry Shader Support   Mesa   10 Oct 2020
Mesa 20.2 Released With RADV ACO By Default, Initial...   Mesa   29 Sep 2020
Mesa 20.3 Can Now Consume SPIR-V Binaries Generated By...   Microsoft   26 Sep 2020
Open-Source Vivante Driver In Some Cases Outperforming...   Mesa   21 Sep 2020
Etnaviv Gallium3D Adds On-Disk Shader Cache Support   Mesa   18 Sep 2020
Microsoft Has A Large Presence At This Year's X.Org...   X.Org   17 Sep 2020
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Linux Driver/Support...   NVIDIA   15 Sep 2020
Zink OpenGL-Over-Vulkan Driver - Performance Is...   Vulkan   08 Sep 2020
Mesa Softpipe Set To See Better Performance,...   Mesa   26 Aug 2020
Microsoft Doubles Their Commits To Mesa This Week   Microsoft   18 Aug 2020
OpenGL 4.5 Now Enabled For LLVMpipe With Mesa 20.3, To...   Mesa   17 Aug 2020
VALLIUM Merged Into Mesa 20.3 As Vulkan Front-End To...   Mesa   17 Aug 2020
Intel Iris Gallium3D Driver Adds Compute Kernel...   Intel   12 Aug 2020
R600 Gallium3D Now Has Compute Shaders Working With...   Radeon   10 Aug 2020
Mesa 20.2 Development Ends After Many New Features...   Mesa   06 Aug 2020
Radeon R600 Gallium3D NIR Backend Continues Advancing   Radeon   20 Jul 2020
Panfrost Gallium3D Driver Enables Working FP16 Support   Mesa   18 Jul 2020
RADV ACO SMEM Patches Land - Taking ACO To Feature...   Mesa   24 Jun 2020
Mesa 20.0.8 Released To End Out The Series   Mesa   12 Jun 2020
Open-Source 3D/Compute Finally Materializing For...   Nouveau   09 Jun 2020
Mesa 20.1 Released With Numerous Linux Graphics Driver...   Mesa   27 May 2020
Mesa 20.1 Features Include Big Improvements For...   Mesa   27 May 2020
Mesa 20.1-RC3 Released With Another Week Worth Of...   Mesa   14 May 2020
Mesa 20.2 Picks Up A New Disk Cache: TGSI-To-NIR...   Mesa   13 May 2020
R600 Gallium3D Driver Lands Tesselation Support In...   Mesa   28 Apr 2020
Mesa 20.0.5 Released With The Latest Batch Of...   Mesa   22 Apr 2020
NIR Vectorization Lands In Mesa 20.1 For Big Intel...   Mesa   03 Apr 2020
Mesa 20.0.3 Released With Latest Open-Source Graphics...   Mesa   02 Apr 2020
Intel NIR I/O Vectorization Ported From The AMD ACO...   Intel   29 Mar 2020
Radeon OpenGL Driver Lands Experimental Option To...   Radeon   26 Mar 2020
Microsoft + Collabora Working To Map OpenGL/OpenCL...   Microsoft   24 Mar 2020
Mesa 20.1 Sees Big Optimizations To Its Soft FP64...   Mesa   19 Mar 2020
LLVMpipe Tessellation Shader Support Is Now Working -...   Mesa   28 Feb 2020
Radeon R600 Gallium3D Lands NIR Support In Mesa 20.1   Mesa   10 Feb 2020
Mesa 20.0-RC2 Brings Many Intel Vulkan + OpenGL...   Mesa   07 Feb 2020
Intel's Linux Graphics Stack Is Close To Landing A...   Intel   03 Feb 2020
Nouveau Still Pushing Forward In 2020 Thanks To Red...   Nouveau   01 Feb 2020
Mesa 20.0-rc1 Released With Intel Gallium3D Default,...   Mesa   30 Jan 2020
Mesa 20.0 Feature Development Is Ending Next Week   Mesa   23 Jan 2020
Mesa's NIR Linker Taking On More Duties - Further...   Mesa   08 Jan 2020
AMD Drops TGSI Support From Their RadeonSI OpenGL...   Radeon   07 Jan 2020
Mesa Development Activity Was Up By ~20% In 2019, Just...   Mesa   03 Jan 2020
Mesa's Radeon R600 Gallium3D Driver Now Has NIR...   Mesa   30 Dec 2019
Gallium3D's Software Rasterizers Are Close To Having...   Mesa   30 Dec 2019
Mesa 20.0's LLVMpipe Now Supports Running OpenCL On...   Mesa   27 Dec 2019
Mesa's LLVMpipe Software OpenGL Driver Now Uses NIR By...   Mesa   21 Dec 2019
RadeonSI Driver Switches To NIR, Thereby Enabling...   Mesa   10 Dec 2019
Mesa Devs Discuss Potentially Dropping Non-Gallium...   Mesa   04 Dec 2019
Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Lands NIR Support Plus Radeon...   Mesa   28 Nov 2019
AMD's RadeonSI Driver Finally Enables OpenGL 4.6 But...   Radeon   27 Nov 2019
Mesa 20.0 Lands A Load/Store Vectorizer As Latest...   Mesa   26 Nov 2019
Mesa 19.3.0 Not Expected Until December - RC4 Released...   Mesa   21 Nov 2019
Ice Lake, Ryzen 9, Kernel Happenings & Other...   Phoronix   01 Nov 2019
Mesa 19.3-RC1 Released With OpenGL 4.6 For Intel, Many...   Mesa   30 Oct 2019
Zink Is Almost In Mesa For Offering OpenGL 2.1 / GLES...   Mesa   24 Oct 2019
Gallium3D's Mesa State Tracker Sees "Mega...   Mesa   18 Oct 2019
Raspberry Pi 4's V3D Mesa Driver Nearing OpenGL ES 3.1   Mesa   11 Oct 2019
Intel Has Been Quietly Developing A New Backend...   Intel   03 Oct 2019
Igalia Is Working On "mediump" Support For...   Mesa   03 Oct 2019
Mesa 19.2 Released With Navi Support, Much Improved...   Mesa   25 Sep 2019
Nouveau Finally Lands SPIR-V Support As Part Of OpenCL...   Nouveau   21 Sep 2019
Valve's ACO Shader Compiler Under Review For The Mesa...   Radeon   18 Sep 2019
Mesa 19.2-RC3 Released While Final Release Expected...   Mesa   12 Sep 2019
Mesa 19.2-RC2 Released Following Delay - Many Iris,...   Mesa   05 Sep 2019
Open-Source GPU Drivers For Embedded Have Been...   Hardware   25 Aug 2019
Intel Iris Gallium3D Is Close With SPIR-V Support For...   Mesa   24 Aug 2019
TGSI To NIR Improvements Hit Mesa 19.2 For RadeonSI   Mesa   12 Aug 2019
Etnaviv Gallium3D Picks Up A NIR Compiler   Mesa   07 Aug 2019
Intel's Iris Gallium3D Driver Gets A 1 Line Patch To...   Intel   06 Aug 2019
Mesa 19.1.3 Led By Fixes For Intel & Radeon Vulkan...   Mesa   23 Jul 2019
Mesa 19.2 Is Just Six Patches Away From Seeing OpenGL...   Mesa   17 Jul 2019
Panfrost Making Use Of The Gallium3D I/O Vectorization...   Mesa   09 Jun 2019
Intel Gallium3D Gets Another Performance Optimization...   Mesa   28 May 2019
Intel Iris Gallium3D Driver Gets On-Disk Shader Cache...   Intel   22 May 2019
Mesa 19.0.5 Released As The Series Approaches The End   Mesa   21 May 2019
Mesa 19.1-RC3 Brings NIR, Vulkan Driver Fixes &...   Mesa   21 May 2019
Intel Graphics Compiler 1.0.4 Released With Fixes...   Intel   20 May 2019
Red Hat Is Looking To Hire Another Experienced...   Red Hat   14 May 2019
Etnaviv Developer Working On "EIR" Compiler...   Mesa   14 May 2019
Blender Developers Find Old Linux Drivers Are Better...   Free Software   01 May 2019
Mesa Is About To Crack 2.7 Million Lines   Mesa   29 Apr 2019
Mesa 19.0.2 Released With A Few RadeonSI, RADV, V3D...   Mesa   11 Apr 2019
RADV Driver Tacks On VK_AMD_gpu_shader_half_float...   Radeon   10 Apr 2019
Intel Iris Driver Gets ~5% Performance Boost With...   Intel   26 Mar 2019
RADV Vulkan Driver Gets Patches For...   Mesa   19 Mar 2019
Mesa 18.3.5 Released With Intel/Radeon Vulkan Driver...   Mesa   18 Mar 2019
Nouveau NIR Support Lands In Mesa 19.1 Git   Nouveau   17 Mar 2019
NIR Improvements Land In Mesa 19.1, Helping RadeonSI...   Mesa   13 Mar 2019
Nouveau NIR Support Slated To Land In Mesa 19.1 Over...   Nouveau   12 Mar 2019