Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3 is a significant update to the rendering architecture of the X.Org Server that was introduced with version 1.15. DRI3 supports passing file descriptors via DMA-BUF, client-allocated per-window buffers, and other new capabilities.

DRI3 Articles & Reviews

Intel Iris Pro 6200 Graphics On Linux 4.5 + Mesa 11.3-devel   Display Drivers   2016-02-26
Open vs. Closed Driver Benchmarks Of AMD's A10-7850K Kaveri On Ubuntu 16.04   Display Drivers   2016-02-23
DRI2 vs. DRI3 Benchmarks With Intel Skylake HD Graphics 530   Display Drivers   2016-02-20
AMDGPU Tuning Tests With DRI2/DRI3, PowerPlay, Semaphores, Scheduler   Display Drivers   2015-12-24
Proprietary vs. Linux Git, Mesa 11.2-devel, DRI3 For R600g/RadeonSI   Display Drivers   2015-12-19
Radeon DRM Linux 4.4 + Mesa 11.1 + DRI3 vs. AMD's Proprietary Driver   Display Drivers   2015-11-29
DRI2 vs. DRI3 Radeon Linux OpenGL Performance   Display Drivers   2015-11-01
Are AMD Athlon/Sempron APUs Fast Enough For Steam On Linux?   Linux Gaming   2014-04-15

DRI3 Linux & Open-Source News

Mesa Adds "Block On Depleted Buffers" Option To Reduce Latency   Mesa   2022-10-25
X.Org Protocols 2022.2 Released With XWAYLAND Extension, DRI3 v1.3   X.Org   2022-08-11
Linux 5.15, AMD / Radeon Advancements, Intel SDSi Dominated Discussions This Month   Phoronix   2021-10-01
X.Org Server Adds "AsyncFlipSecondaries" To Deal With Crappy Multi-Monitor Experience   X.Org   2021-09-09
Vulkan To Better Handle Variable Rate Displays / Adaptive-Sync In The Future   Vulkan   2019-10-13
xf86-video-amdgpu 19.1 Delivers A Batch Of Fixes   X.Org   2019-10-12
Wine-Nine-Standalone 0.5 Released To Improve Wine Integration With Gallium Nine   WINE   2019-09-29
Open-Source NVIDIA X.Org Driver Updated With DP MST, DRI3 Improvements   Nouveau   2019-01-29
Mesa RadeonSI Lands FreeSync / Adaptive-Sync Support That Pair With Linux 4.21   Radeon   2018-12-28
The X.Org Server Continues Cruising Along As We Approach 2019   X.Org   2018-12-28
Intel "Iris" Gallium3D Continues Advancing As The Next-Gen Intel Linux OpenGL Driver   Intel   2018-11-11
Intel Has Quietly Been Working On A New Gallium3D Driver Being Called "Iris"   Intel   2018-08-17
X.Org Server 1.20.1 Released With Many Bug Fixes   X.Org   2018-08-07
XWayland Now Makes Sure DRI3 Gets Turned On For GLAMOR   X.Org   2018-07-30
VMware 13.3 X.Org Driver Brings DRI3 With Latest Mesa, X.Org Server 1.20 Support   X.Org   2018-05-17
X.Org Server 1.21 Opens For Development   X.Org   2018-05-14
X.Org Server 1.20 "Avocado Toast" Released With DRI3 v1.2, VR Improvements   X.Org   2018-05-10
The New Features Coming In Mesa 18.1: Intel Cache By Default, Many Vulkan Strides   Mesa   2018-05-04
The Shiny New Features Of X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   2018-05-03
X.Org Server 1.20 Git Corrects DRI3 Fallout For Non-Modesetting DDX Drivers   X.Org   2018-04-25
TI Posts Open-Source DRI3 WSEGL Plug-In For PowerVR SGX Graphics   X.Org   2018-04-16
X.Org Server 1.20 RC4 Released, EGLStreams For XWayland Might Still Land   X.Org   2018-04-11
Valve Reaffirms Commitment To Linux, SteamOS   Valve   2018-04-03
X.Org Server 1.20 RC2 Released With DRI3 v1.2, Per-Window Flipping For XWayland   X.Org   2018-03-28
New DRI3 v1.1 & v1.2 Bits Now Supported By Mesa   Mesa   2018-03-10
DRI3 v1.2 Lands In X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   2018-03-05
XCB & Other X.Org Package Updates Ahead Of X Server 1.20   X.Org   2018-03-05
X.Org Server 1.20 RC1 Released   X.Org   2018-02-28
A Look At The Many Features To X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   2018-02-28
X.Org Server 1.20 Release Candidate Due For Release Tomorrow   X.Org   2018-02-27
Mesa 17.3 Remains Quite Buggy, Developer Calls For Better Handling In The Future   Mesa   2018-02-22
DRI3 v1.1 Updated by Collabora For Modifiers & Multi-Plane Support   X.Org   2018-02-16
MATE 1.20 Released With HiDPI Abilities, Global Menu Support   Desktop   2018-02-07
Xorgproto Debuts, Reflecting X.Org Server Development Slowing Down   X.Org   2018-02-05
Mesa 17.3.3 Released With RADV & ANV Vulkan Driver Fixes   Mesa   2018-01-19
Server-Side GLVND Updated While X.Org Server 1.20 Drags On   X.Org   2018-01-10
Even With Wayland Around, X.Org Had A Busy 2017   X.Org   2017-12-11
2017 Has Been The First Year In A Decade Without A Major X.Org Server Update   X.Org   2017-12-05
The Top Mesa News Of 2017   Mesa   2017-12-03
DRI3 v1.1 & DRI3 v1.2 Patches Revised   X.Org   2017-11-07
X.Org Server 1.19.4 Released   X.Org   2017-10-04
X.Org Server 1.20 Expected Around January With New Features   X.Org   2017-09-23
Revised DRI3 v1.1 Modifiers Support For Mesa   Mesa   2017-07-21
DRI3 v1.1 Revised For Modifiers And Multi-Plane Support   X.Org   2017-07-14
Mesa 17.1.3 Released   Mesa   2017-06-19
The First Significant Update To DRI3 Proposed   X.Org   2017-06-09
DRI3 Performance Tuning For VMware's VMWGFX Driver   Mesa   2017-05-06
xf86-video-ati 7.9 / xf86-video-amdgpu 1.3 DDX Driver Updates   Radeon   2017-03-16
Mesa 17.0.0 Officially Released   Mesa   2017-02-13
Threaded GL Dispatch Code For Mesa Sent Out For Review   Mesa   2017-02-08
Steam's Recent Linux Changes Have Been Promoted To Stable   Valve   2017-01-19
AMD Developer Posts X.Org Modesetting "MS_ALL_IN_ONE" Patches   X.Org   2017-01-06
Steam Linux Client Beta Adds Idle Detection, Updated Vulkan Loader & More   Valve   2017-01-05
The Most Viewed Ubuntu & Mir News Of 2016   Ubuntu   2016-12-26
RADV Vulkan Driver Patch For Initial PRIME Support   Vulkan   2016-11-23
AMD Planning To Enable GLAMOR By Default For R600 & Newer GPUs   Radeon   2016-11-21
Linux 4.9 Has Tear-Free PRIME Offloading Between Intel & AMDGPU   AMD   2016-11-20
AMDGPU & Radeon DDX Updated - Better 2D Performance, Tear Free, DRI3 Default   X.Org   2016-11-17
Freedreno Encouraging Users To Switch To Modesetting X.Org Driver   X.Org   2016-11-16
Regressed R9 290 Isn't Affected By Issue When Using AMDGPU DRM Driver   Radeon   2016-10-04
Linux+Mesa Git Remains Problematic For Some Regressed R9 290 GPUs   AMD   2016-09-14
Improved Tear-Free Rendering For Radeon DDX With PRIME   Radeon   2016-09-06
A Mesa Fix Lands To Take Care Of The R9 290 Issue, Intel/Radeon Performance Problems   Mesa   2016-09-06
Radeon X.Org Driver Now Only Uses DRI3 By Default With GLAMOR   Radeon   2016-07-22
Mesa Is Almost Back Up To 1.9 Million Lines Of Code   Mesa   2016-07-10
The 12 Big New Features Of Mesa 12.0   Mesa   2016-05-31
DRI3 Support Lands In Gallium3D's Video Code   Mesa   2016-05-16
Patches Posted For Supporting DRI3 With VA-API & VDPAU   Mesa   2016-05-11
DRI3 Is Now Flipped On For xf86-video-ati X.Org Driver   AMD   2016-05-11
AMD To Enable DRI3 By Default On Latest X.Org Servers   AMD   2016-05-10
Mesa 11.2.2 Released With Big Endian Improvements For Radeon, LibEGL For OpenBSD   Mesa   2016-05-09
DRI3 On (X)Ubuntu 16.04 Still isn't Enough For Intel Graphics To Compete With Others   Ubuntu   2016-05-04
Radeon vs. Modesetting DDX Driver Performance On Ubuntu 16.04   Ubuntu   2016-04-23
Enabling DRI3 Is Still An Easy Performance Hack Relevant For Ubuntu 16.04 Systems   Ubuntu   2016-04-22
Radeon X.Org Driver Gets ASync Page-Flipping With Present Extension   Radeon   2016-04-12
AMDGPU X.Org 1.1 Driver Adds Polaris Support, VDPAU/OpenGL Interop With DRI3   Radeon   2016-04-07
Radeon X.Org 7.7 Driver Released With Better Tear-Free Rendering & DRI3, Other Fixes   X.Org   2016-04-07
Nouveau vs. Modesetting X.Org Drivers For Open-Source NVIDIA Users   Nouveau   2016-04-06
Intel's Unreleased 3.0 X.Org Driver Gets More Fixes For DRI3/Present   X.Org   2016-04-05
X.Org Server 1.18.3 Has A DRI3/Present Fix To Avoid Eating Your CPU & Other Issues   X.Org   2016-04-04
Radeon DRI3 Performance On Ubuntu 16.04   Ubuntu   2016-03-17
Intel's Vulkan Driver Adds Present Extension Support   Vulkan   2016-03-12
X.Org Server 1.18.2 Brings DRI3 Fixes, Better GLAMOR & XWayland Updates   X.Org   2016-03-11
Canonical Has Initial Support For Vulkan Running On Mir   Ubuntu   2016-03-08
Vulkan Completely Dominated This Month   Phoronix   2016-02-29
Linux 4.5 Intel Skylake DRM Graphics Performance Tests   Linux Kernel   2016-02-21
Intel Skylake Vulkan Support Appears To Be Working Out Pretty Well   Intel   2016-02-17
Mesa Vulkan Branch Published For Intel Linux Support   Intel   2016-02-16
AMDGPU's xf86-video-amdgpu vs. Mode-Setting DDX Performance   X.Org   2016-02-14
DRI3 Still Appears To Be Causing Problems For Nouveau   Nouveau   2016-02-09
X.Org Server 1.18.1 Has Fixes For GLAMOR, Modesetting & DRI3 Presentation   Red Hat   2016-02-08
Trying To Run The AMDGPU Driver With A Hawaii GPU On Linux 4.5   Radeon   2016-01-27
Vulkan, BUS1, SuperTux, Raspberry Pi Zero & Other Popular December Topics   Free Software   2016-01-01
The Mesmerizing Mesa Milestones Of 2015   Mesa   2015-12-27
Running OpenGL 4.1, DRI3 With Mesa Git On An AMD Cayman GPU   AMD   2015-12-16
Support For DRI1 Might Be Stripped From The X.Org Server   X.Org   2015-12-08
Nouveau 1.0.12 DDX Driver Brings Fixes, Good DRI3 Support   Nouveau   2015-12-08
Jetson TX1, One Second Linux & Other Open-Source Jollies From This Month   Phoronix   2015-11-30
DRI3 Improvements Land In Mesa Git   Mesa   2015-11-17
Radeon DDX Update Brings DRI3, DP 1.2 MST, Tear-Free   Radeon   2015-11-12
Khronos Posts Their 2015 SIGGRAPH Asia Slides   Standards   2015-11-10
Mesa's DRI3 Support For EGL Still Baking, The State Of DRI3 For X.Org Drivers   Mesa   2015-10-30
Keith Packard Talks About Sustaining X11's Development   X.Org   2015-09-18
X.Org Server Lands More Mode-Setting/GLAMOR Improvements, But No Sign Of 1.18   X.Org   2015-06-30
Intel Works On Page-Flipping For The Mode-Setting Driver   X.Org   2015-04-22
DRI3 Support Finally Added To AMD's Radeon X.Org Driver   X.Org   2015-03-17
Intel X.Org Driver Enables Render-Nodes By Default For DRI3   Intel   2015-02-10
Mesa 10.4.4 Released   Mesa   2015-02-06
GLX_EXT_buffer_age Patches For Mesa DRI2   Mesa   2015-01-21
Keith Packard Leaves Intel's Linux Graphics Work   Intel   2015-01-20
Mesa 10.3 & 10.4 Point Releases For The New Year   Mesa   2014-12-30
X.Org & Wayland Can Both Co-Exist & Continue Marching Forward   Wayland   2014-12-28
X.Org Server 1.16.3 Released To Fix Security Issues   X.Org   2014-12-20
VC4 Gallium3D Adds DMA-BUF Support, Yields Working DRI3   Mesa   2014-12-18
KeithP Looks To Reduce The Latency Of Using The X.Org Present Extension   X.Org   2014-12-13
Intel Has Last Round Of DRM Changes For Linux 3.19, Starts Dropping DRI1/UMS   Intel   2014-11-28
Nouveau Now Supports DRI3 Without GLAMOR   Nouveau   2014-10-22
LibWSM: Wayland Security Modules For Better Wayland Security   Wayland   2014-10-10
X.Org Server 1.17 Likely To Have Built-In KMS Modesetting Driver   X.Org   2014-09-12
Intel's 3.0 X.Org Driver Takes Another Step Closer To Release   Intel   2014-09-08
Nouveau X.Org Driver Released With DRI3+Present, Maxwell, GLAMOR   Nouveau   2014-09-01
The New Features Of Mesa 10.3   Mesa   2014-08-25
X.Org Server 1.16, Rootless X Now Available For Arch Linux   X.Org   2014-08-03
Users Warned About Possible Regressions With DRI3   Fedora   2014-07-23
GLX DRI3 GPU Offloading Lands In Mesa   Mesa   2014-07-01
XWayland GLAMOR & DRI3 Support Added In Mainline X.Org Server   Wayland   2014-06-25
Nouveau Gains Support For The X PRESENT Extension   Nouveau   2014-06-20
Nouveau X.Org Driver Adds Maxwell & GLAMOR Acceleration Support   Nouveau   2014-06-19
The X Window System Turns 30 Years Old Today   X.Org   2014-06-19
Intel X.Org Gets DRI3+Present, Variable Cursor Sizes, Improved DRI2   Intel   2014-06-10
DRI3 & Present Support Finally Land Within Intel's Driver   X.Org   2014-06-02
Mesa Support For GPU Offloading With GLX DRI3, EGL Wayland   Mesa   2014-05-28
X.Org Server Commit Activity Continues Declining   X.Org   2014-05-19
X.Org Server 1.16 Merge Window Closes, Pre-Release Issued   X.Org   2014-04-08
Keith Packard Issues Update On GLAMOR Core   X.Org   2014-03-22
Mesa DRI3 Picks Up GLX_EXT_buffer_age Support   Mesa   2014-03-13
More GLAMOR Changes Pushing For Performance Wins   X.Org   2014-03-08
GLAMOR Continues Advancing Greatly, Getting Faster   X.Org   2014-03-07
GLAMOR Xephyr & DRI3 Support Called For Pulling   X.Org   2014-03-05
Ubuntu Will Not Enable Open-Source VDPAU Support   Ubuntu   2014-02-18
GPU Offloading Support In Wayland Moves Along   Wayland   2014-02-05
Present Extension Comes To XWayland   Wayland   2014-01-25
GLAMOR-EGL 0.6 Has X-Video & DRI3   X.Org   2014-01-24
GLAMOR Code Lands In X.Org Server 1.16   X.Org   2014-01-23
DRI3 Support For XWayland Published   Wayland   2014-01-16
Linux.Conf.Au 2014 Presentations Worth Watching   Free Software   2014-01-12
Lots Of X.Org GLAMOR Improvements Planned   X.Org   2014-01-12
XWayland Rebased, Fixed Up For X Server 1.15   Wayland   2014-01-03
FOSDEM 2014 X.Org/Graphics Talks Published   X.Org   2014-01-02
GLAMOR Will Likely End Up In The X.Org Server   X.Org   2013-12-31