AMDVLK is AMD's official open-source Vulkan driver for Linux systems. AMDVLK is an alternative to AMD's closed-source Radeon Software Vulkan driver and the Mesa-based RADV driver.

AMDVLK Articles & Reviews

Mesa's RADV Radeon Vulkan Driver Continues Outperforming AMDVLK For RDNA2 Linux Gaming   Linux Gaming   2022-06-28
Mesa's RADV Vulkan Driver Holds A Narrowing Lead Over AMDVLK With Ubuntu 21.10 On Wayland   Display Drivers   2021-12-30
AMD RDNA2 Vulkan: RADV vs. RADV+NGGC vs. AMDVLK vs. PRO Driver Benchmarks   Display Drivers   2021-08-17
Mesa RADV vs. AMDVLK Radeon Vulkan Performance For July 2021   Display Drivers   2021-07-23
Mesa 21.0-devel RADV vs. AMDVLK 2021.Q1.1 Vulkan Driver Performance   Display Drivers   2021-01-13
Mesa 20.3 + Linux 5.9 Is In Great Shape Against AMDVLK, AMDGPU-PRO   Display Drivers   2020-09-14
RADV+ACO Outperforming AMDVLK, AMDGPU-PRO Vulkan Drivers For X-Plane 11.50 Flight Simulator   Display Drivers   2020-04-15
Mesa 20.1-dev RADV vs. RADV+ACO vs. AMDVLK vs. AMDGPU-PRO Vulkan Radeon Linux Gaming Performance   Display Drivers   2020-03-16
Mesa 20.0's RADV + ACO Vulkan Driver Now Consistently Beating AMD's AMDVLK Linux Driver   Display Drivers   2019-12-19
Benchmarking Valve's RADV+ACO Yields Fastest Open-Source Radeon Vulkan Driver   Display Drivers   2019-07-08
The Current Radeon RX Vega 64 / Radeon VII Linux OpenCL Performance Against NVIDIA   Display Drivers   2019-06-11
AMDVLK Still Has Some Performance Advantages Over Mesa's Radeon RADV Vulkan Driver, But It's A Good Fight   Display Drivers   2019-05-30
AMDVLK vs. RADV Radeon Vulkan Driver Performance For Linux Gaming On Ubuntu 19.04   Display Drivers   2019-04-11
Mesa 18.2 vs. 18.3 vs. 19.0 January Benchmarks For RadeonSI/RADV   Display Drivers   2019-01-21
Mesa 19.0 RADV vs. AMDVLK 2019.Q1.2 vs. Radeon Software 18.50 Linux Vulkan Performance   Linux Gaming   2019-01-17
Radeon Vulkan Driver Benchmarks: AMDVLK 2018.4.2 vs. AMDGPU-PRO 18.40 vs. Mesa 18.2/19.0   Display Drivers   2018-11-25
Radeon Software 18.40 vs. Mesa vs. AMDVLK Benchmarks With Radeon RX Vega   Display Drivers   2018-10-26
RADV vs. AMDVLK vs. Radeon Software Vulkan Driver Performance - October 2018 Linux Gaming   Display Drivers   2018-10-04
RADV vs. AMDGPU-PRO vs. AMDVLK Vulkan Linux Driver Performance   Display Drivers   2018-05-08
RADV vs. AMDVLK Vulkan Drivers Continue Stiff Performance Battle   Display Drivers   2018-04-18
RADV Radeon Vulkan Driver Is Still A Better Bet Than AMDVLK In February 2018   Display Drivers   2018-02-12
A Closer Look At The AMDVLK vs. RADV vs. AMDGPU-PRO Vulkan Performance   Display Drivers   2017-12-27
AMDVLK vs. RADV vs. AMDGPU-PRO 17.50 Vulkan Performance   Display Drivers   2017-12-24
AMD Open-Source Driver For Vulkan "AMDVLK" Is Now Available   Display Drivers   2017-12-22

AMDVLK Linux & Open-Source News

AMDVLK 2022.Q3.5 Released With Several Improvements   Radeon   2022-09-30
Mesa Radeon Driver "RADV" Ray-Tracing Performance Becoming Viable For Linux Gaming   Radeon   2022-09-21
AMDVLK 2022.Q3.4 Driver Finally Adds Ray-Tracing Support For RDNA2   Radeon   2022-09-13
AMDVLK 2022.Q3.3 Brings Some Performance Tuning For Linux Gamers   Radeon   2022-08-18
AMDVLK 2022.Q3.2 Released With Game Optimizations, Fixes CTS Failures   Radeon   2022-08-05
LLVM 15.0-rc1 Brings LoongArch, AmpereOne, AMD RDNA3, AMD GFX940 & HTTP Server   LLVM   2022-07-30
AMD Has A Bit More RDNA3 Graphics Driver Code Ready For Linux 5.20   Radeon   2022-07-27
LLVM 15 Branched, Ends Feature Work Ahead Of September Release With AMD RDNA3 + MI300 Bits   LLVM   2022-07-27
AMDVLK 2022.Q3.1 Released With Fixes, Minor Enhancements   Radeon   2022-07-18
RADV Remains Competitive To AMD's Radeon Vulkan Windows Driver, Linux OpenGL Dominates   Radeon   2022-07-05
AMD GPUOpen Working On A New "gpurt" Open-Source Project   Radeon   2022-06-28
AMDVLK 2022.Q2.3 Vulkan Driver Released With Some Performance Optimizations   Radeon   2022-06-22
Open-Source AMDVLK Vulkan Driver Preparing Mesh Shader Support   Radeon   2022-06-06
GCC 13 Compiler Finally Adds Support For AMD GFX90A "Aldebaran"   Radeon   2022-05-25
Radeon Open-Source Vulkan Driver Enables Ray Queries By Default   Radeon   2022-05-24
AMDVLK 2022.Q2.2 Released As First Update In Over One Month   Radeon   2022-05-20
RADV Vulkan Driver Continues At Full-Speed Preparing For RDNA3/GFX11 GPUs   Radeon   2022-05-19
Mesa's Radeon Vulkan Driver Lands Indirect Ray-Tracing Support   Mesa   2022-05-16
Valve Developer Starts Poking At Open-Source "RADV" Driver Support For GFX11/RDNA3   Radeon   2022-05-13
AMD Begins Working On "GFX11" Support For Open-Source Mesa Linux Graphics (RDNA3)   Radeon   2022-05-05
AMDVLK 2022.Q2.1 Released With Fixes, New Extension   Radeon   2022-04-06
AMD Linux Kernel Graphics Driver Closing In On 4 Million Lines   Radeon   2022-03-13
AMDVLK 2022.Q1.3 Vulkan Driver Released With A Few Fixes   Radeon   2022-02-23
AMDVLK 2022.Q1.2 Released With Vulkan 1.3 Support   Radeon   2022-01-26
AMDVLK 2022.Q1.1 Released With Radeon RX 6500 XT Support   Radeon   2022-01-19
Mesa's Radeon Vulkan Driver Lands Experimental Mesh Shaders   Radeon   2021-12-31
AMDVLK 2021.Q4.3 Released To Fix Poor Wayland Performance   Radeon   2021-12-27
AMDVLK 2021.Q4.2 Released With Dynamic Rendering, Other New Extensions   Radeon   2021-12-10
RADV Vulkan Driver Finally Adds VK_KHR_synchronization2 Support   Radeon   2021-11-27
RADV Seeing Early Experimenting With Vulkan Video Capabilities   Radeon   2021-11-05
AMDVLK 2021.Q4.1 Released As First Code Drop In Over A Month   Radeon   2021-11-05
Mesa 21.3 RADV Vulkan Driver Lands Ray-Tracing Support For Older AMD Radeon GPUs   Radeon   2021-10-04
AMDVLK 2021.Q3.7 Driver Released With New Extensions, More Optimizations   Radeon   2021-09-30
Mesa Merge Pending For Vulkan Ray-Tracing On Older AMD GPUs   Mesa   2021-09-22
AMDVLK 2021.Q3.6 Brings New Extensions, Valheim Shader Optimization   Radeon   2021-09-09
Debian 11, Valve Happenings, Linux 5.14 & More Excitement From August   Phoronix   2021-09-01
Experimental Ray-Tracing For Open-Source Radeon Vulkan Driver Nears Upstream Mesa   Radeon   2021-08-30
AMDVLK 2021.Q3.5 Released With Radeon RX 6600 XT Support   Radeon   2021-08-24
AMDVLK 2021.Q3.4 Driver Fixes "Horrifically Broken" Switchable Graphics Layer   Radeon   2021-08-11
AMDVLK 2021.Q3.3 Released With Performance Tuning For Rage 2 On Navi 2   Radeon   2021-08-06
LE9, Canonical's Profits, Steam Deck, & Loongson 3A5000 Made For An Exciting July   Phoronix   2021-08-01
RADV Ray-Tracing Now Rendering Quake II RTX Correctly But Very Slowly   Radeon   2021-07-27
AMDVLK 2021.Q3.2 Released With New Extensions, Implicit External Sync For All GPUs   AMD   2021-07-22
AMDVLK 2021.Q3.1 Vulkan Driver Released   Radeon   2021-07-09
Radeon Software for Linux 21.20 Released   Radeon   2021-06-29
AMDVLK 2021.Q2.6 Vulkan Driver Released - Removes Pre-Polaris / Pre-Raven Support   Radeon   2021-06-25
RADV Open-Source Radeon Vulkan Driver Begins Landing Ray-Tracing Changes   Radeon   2021-06-18
AMDVLK 2021.Q2.5 Released As A Minor Radeon Vulkan Driver Update   Radeon   2021-06-11
AMD Queues More Beige Goby Bring-Up, 16bpc Format For Vulkan, Smart Shift For Linux 5.14   Radeon   2021-06-03
NVIDIA vs. AMD Linux Gaming Performance For End Of May 2021 Drivers   Hardware   2021-05-30
AMDVLK 2021.Q2.4 Released With Two More Extensions Added   Radeon   2021-05-26
OpenMandriva Lx 4.3 RC Released With LLVM 12 Toolchain, Linux 5.12 Kernel   Operating Systems   2021-05-24
AMDVLK 2021.Q2.3 Released With CPU Optimization, Faster Shader Compile Times   Radeon   2021-05-18
AMDVLK 2021.Q2.2 Driver Re-Released   Radeon   2021-05-13
Intel's Linux Vulkan Driver Adds Fragment Shading Rate Support   Intel   2021-05-03
AMDVLK 2021.Q2.2 Brings Minor Improvements But No Vulkan Ray-Tracing Yet   Radeon   2021-04-28
GRVK 0.4 Released For Running AMD's Mantle API Over Vulkan   Vulkan   2021-04-21
AMD Releases Radeon Software Linux Driver With Vulkan Ray-Tracing Support   Radeon   2021-04-20
Mesa's Radeon "RADV" Vulkan Driver Makes First Steps Towards Ray-Tracing   Radeon   2021-04-16
Vulkan Video Arrives For New Industry-Standard Video Encode/Decode   Vulkan   2021-04-13
AMDVLK 2021.Q2.1 Finally Adds Navi 12 Support   Radeon   2021-04-07
Intel's Vulkan Driver Adds Conservative Rasterization - Helps DXVK/VKD3D For Linux Gaming   Intel   2021-04-01
AMDVLK 2021.Q1.6 Released With Radeon RX 6700 XT Support   Radeon   2021-03-19
AMDVLK 2021.Q1.5 Released With Synchronization2, Another Extension To Help DXVK   Radeon   2021-03-12
AMDVLK 2021.Q1.4 Brings More Performance Tuning   Radeon   2021-02-25
VKD3D-Proton 2.2 Released With Tier 1 Variable Rate Shading, Preps For DXR Ray-Tracing   Vulkan   2021-02-19
The Vulkan API Is Now Five Years Old And Enjoying Phenomenal Success   Vulkan   2021-02-16
AMDVLK 2021.Q1.3 Brings Performance Tuning For War Thunder   Radeon   2021-02-08
RADV Preference On Spilling Buffers To Help Discrete GPUs For Some Games   Radeon   2021-02-07
Linux 5.11, Pyston, Wayland & Other January Excitement   Phoronix   2021-02-01
AMDVLK 2021.Q1.2 Brings More Radeon RX 6000 Series Optimizations   Radeon   2021-01-29
AMDVLK 2021.Q1.1 Brings Switchable Graphics Layer, RDNA 2 Tuning   Radeon   2021-01-08
AMD's "AMDVLK" Vulkan Driver Making It Easier To Switch To RADV Driver   Radeon   2021-01-06
Vulkan SDK, Tooling, Samples & Developer Guide Updated For Ray-Tracing   Vulkan   2020-12-15
AMDVLK 2020.Q4.6 Released With New Vulkan Extensions, Performance Tuning   Radeon   2020-12-15
RADV Vulkan Driver Enables NGG For AMD VanGogh APUs   Radeon   2020-11-30
NVIDIA Releases Beta Driver With Khronos Vulkan Ray Tracing Support   NVIDIA   2020-11-23
AMDVLK 2020.Q4.5 Vulkan Driver Brings Radeon RX 6000 Series Support   Radeon   2020-11-19
AMDVLK 2020.Q4.4 Released   Radeon   2020-11-17
Airlie: "Why Sharing Code With Windows Isn't Always A Win"   Mesa   2020-11-11
Intel Lands Vulkan Ray-Tracing Prep Work In Mesa 20.3   Mesa   2020-11-06
AMDVLK 2020.Q4.3 Vulkan Driver Released   Radeon   2020-11-05
AMDVLK 2020.Q4.2 Vulkan Driver Released   Radeon   2020-10-29
AMDVLK 2020.Q4.1 Released With Various Game Fixes   Radeon   2020-10-20
Open-Source RADV Vulkan Driver Is Seeing Work To Allow Building It On Windows   Mesa   2020-10-19
AMD Adds New AMDGPU LLVM Targets For Older GPUs In Cleanup   Radeon   2020-10-10
Linux 5.9 Regression, NVIDIA RTX 30, GNOME 40 & Microsoft Made For A Fun September   Phoronix   2020-10-01
Intel mOS, Torvalds Commentary, Intel Gen12 Graphics, Zen 2 "XT" CPUs Topped Q3   Phoronix   2020-09-29
AMDVLK 2020.Q3.6 Vulkan Driver Brings Several Fixes   Radeon   2020-09-28
Cache Creator Tool Proposed For AMDVLK Vulkan Driver   Radeon   2020-09-17
Ray-Tracing Support For AMDGPU LLVM Back-End Lands For RDNA 2   Radeon   2020-09-16
AMDVLK 2020.Q3.5 Vulkan Driver Released With Several Game Fixes   Radeon   2020-09-14
RADV Lands "Big Page" Optimization For Navi 2   Radeon   2020-09-02
AMD Radeon GPU Offloading For GCC Still Maturing In 2020   Radeon   2020-08-27
AMDVLK 2020.Q3.4 Released With Image Robustness Support, Fixes   Radeon   2020-08-21
Radeon's AMDVLK Driver Does Support FreeSync/VRR But The Option Isn't Widely Known   Radeon   2020-08-20
Radeon Software for Linux 20.30 Released   Radeon   2020-08-07
AMDVLK 2020.Q3.3 Driver Enables Its Pipeline Cache   Radeon   2020-08-07
Defaulting Radeon GCN 1.0/1.1 GPUs To Better Linux Driver Is Held Up By Analog Outputs   Radeon   2020-08-04
Radeon "Southern Islands" Support Continues Improving In AMDGPU Driver - GPU Reset   Radeon   2020-07-28
AMDVLK 2020.Q3.2 Radeon Vulkan Driver Christened Early Due To Bugs   Radeon   2020-07-23
AMDVLK 2020.Q3.1 Vulkan Driver Brings More Performance Tuning   Radeon   2020-07-21
AMDVLK 2020.Q2.6 Brings More Performance Tuning   Radeon   2020-06-30
AMDVLK 2020.Q2.5 Driver Released With Some New Bits + Bug Fixes   Radeon   2020-06-24
NVIDIA Vulkan Beta Driver Finally Adds External Memory Host Support   NVIDIA   2020-06-23
RADV Vulkan Driver Adds New Workaround For Path of Exile Game   Radeon   2020-06-23
GFX1030 Target Merged Into LLVM 11 AMDGPU Back-End For Navi 2   Radeon   2020-06-16
Sienna Cichlid Support For RadeonSI Merged Into Mesa 20.2   Radeon   2020-06-10
AMDVLK 2020.Q2.4 Released With TMZ Enabled, Improved Memory Allocation   Radeon   2020-05-28
Linux 5.8 To Better Deal With Critical Thermal Faults For Radeon GPUs   Radeon   2020-05-20
AMDVLK 2020.Q2.3 Released With New Extension, Various Fixes   Radeon   2020-05-14
AMDVLK 2020.Q2.2 Flips On The Pipeline Binary Cache, Tunes SoTR Performance   Radeon   2020-04-30
AMDVLK 2020.Q2.1 Released With AMD Renoir Support   Radeon   2020-04-16
AMDVLK 2020.Q1.4 Vulkan Driver Brings Direct Display Improvements   Radeon   2020-03-27
AMDVLK 2020.Q1.3 Brings New Extensions, Performance Tuning   Radeon   2020-03-13
AMDVLK 2020.Q1.2 Released With Vulkan 1.2 Support   Radeon   2020-02-22
Mesa's RADV Vulkan Driver Adding Compatibility For Use With The AMD Radeon GPU Profiler   Mesa   2020-02-21
RADV Driver Adds VK_EXT_line_rasterization In Preparing For Eventual Vulkan CAD Apps   Vulkan   2020-02-19
AMDVLK 2020.Q1.1 Brings Some Performance Tuning, Still On Vulkan 1.1   Radeon   2020-01-22
Vulkan 1.2.132 Released As The First Documentation Fix-Up Following Vulkan 1.2   Vulkan   2020-01-22
RADV's Next-Gen Geometry Code Continues To Be Revised For Navi GPUs   Radeon   2020-01-13
AMDGPU Linux 5.5 Fixes 8K / 4K120 Output, Hits Sync Object Timeline Support For Vulkan   Radeon   2020-01-09
The Experimental GCN 1.0 GPU Support Might Be Dropped From AMDGPU Linux Driver   Radeon   2019-12-31
AMDVLK 2019.Q4.5 Vulkan Driver Adds A Couple More Extensions   Radeon   2019-12-23
AMDVLK 2019.Q4.4 Released With Navi 14 Fixes, DoW 3 Perf Optimization   Radeon   2019-12-13
AMD Pushes Updated AMDVLK Vulkan Code Following Adrenalin 2020 Unveil   Radeon   2019-12-12
AMDVLK 2019.Q4.3 Released With New Extensions + Navi 14 Support   Radeon   2019-11-27
vkBasalt 0.2 Released With SMAA, Other Vulkan Post Processing Layer Enhancements   Vulkan   2019-11-19
AMDVLK 2019.Q4.2 Brings Several More Extensions, Game Tuning   Radeon   2019-11-08
AMDVLK 2019.Q4.1 Vulkan Driver Brings Performance Tuning, Reworked Pipeline Cache   Radeon   2019-10-22
xf86-video-amdgpu 19.1 Delivers A Batch Of Fixes   X.Org   2019-10-12
It Looks Like HDMI FreeSync/VRR For Linux + Wayland Support Will Eventually Come For AMD   AMD   2019-10-04
The ACO Radeon Compiler Alternative To AMDGPU LLVM Looks Good But Work Isn't Done Yet   Radeon   2019-10-04
AMDVLK 2019.Q3.6 Vulkan Driver Brings New Extensions & Performance Tuning   Radeon   2019-09-24
Radeon RADV Vulkan Driver Tackling NGG Stream-Out   Radeon   2019-09-16
Lutris 0.5.3 Released With D9VK Option, Support For Finding AMDVLK Driver   Linux Gaming   2019-09-08
AMDVLK 2019.Q3.5 AMD Vulkan Driver Brings Fixes & Optimizations   AMD   2019-08-29
AMDVLK 2019.Q3.4 Vulkan Driver Enables Atomic Optimizer For Navi   Radeon   2019-08-15
How The RadeonSI Performance Has Evolved For Navi 10 Since Launch   Radeon   2019-07-30
AMDVLK 2019.Q3.3 Released With More Navi Performance Tuning, Vulkan Extensions   Radeon   2019-07-29
RADV's Navi Support Gets Patches For Vulkan Transform Feedback   Mesa   2019-07-24
AMDGPU/AMDKFD Queue Up Early Linux 5.3 Fixes For Navi & More   Radeon   2019-07-19
AMDVLK 2019.Q3.2 Released With Navi 10 Support   Radeon   2019-07-16
DXVK 1.3 Released With Discard Optimization, Async Presentation   Linux Gaming   2019-07-13
RADV Picks Up Geometry Shader Support For Navi/GFX10   Radeon   2019-07-11
Radeon Graphics, Zombieload & Kernel Changes Intrigued Open-Source Fans In H1-2019   Phoronix   2019-07-09
RADV Vulkan Driver Manages Launch-Day Support For AMD Navi 10/12/14 GPUs   AMD   2019-07-07
Radeon Software For Linux 19.30 Brings Radeon RX 5700 Support   Radeon   2019-07-07
AMDVLK Support For Navi Might Be Slightly Delayed   Radeon   2019-07-04
Navi 10 Code Lands In Mesa 19.2 For RadeonSI Ahead Of Radeon RX 5700 Series Launch   Radeon   2019-07-03