VC4 on Phoronix is the new Broadcom open-source Linux graphics driver stack for the Raspberry Pi. The VC4 driver work is led by Eric Anholt and consists of a DRM/KMS driver along with the mainline VC4 Gallium3D driver.

VC4 Linux & Open-Source News

Many Intel & AMD Graphics Driver Updates For Linux 6.5: Intel VRR, More MTL, RDNA3 Overclocking   Linux Kernel   2023-06-29
Linux 6.5 Features Expected: Parallel CPU Bring-Up, Intel Shadow Stack, MIDI 2.0 & More   Linux Kernel   2023-06-25
Linux 6.5 Raspberry Pi "VC4" Graphics Driver Picking Up New HDMI Features   Linux Kernel   2023-05-11
Linux 6.3 DRM Brings Intel VPU Driver, Drops Legacy Drivers, Many AMD Updates   Linux Kernel   2023-02-23
Mesa 22.3.3 Brings More Intel & Radeon Driver Fixes, KDE Plasma Hang Workaround   Mesa   2023-01-11
Linux 6.3 To Bring Analog TV Support Improvements   Linux Kernel   2023-01-03
FBDEV Drivers Will Honor "nomodeset" With Linux 6.2   Linux Kernel   2022-11-17
Linux 6.2 To Put The Raspberry Pi In Good Shape For 4K @ 60Hz Displays   Raspberry Pi   2022-11-03
The Smaller DRM Drivers See Last Minute Updates Ahead Of Linux 6.1   Linux Kernel   2022-09-23
Mesa 22.3 Lands S3TC Texture Compression Software Fallback   Mesa   2022-09-14
Linux 6.1 To Drop Radeon DRM Driver's Legacy & Broken DP MST Code   Linux Kernel   2022-09-09
More DRM-Misc-Next Driver Changes Queue Up For Linux 6.1   Linux Kernel   2022-09-06
Mesa Preparing Software Fallback For S3TC Texture Compression   Mesa   2022-09-05
Linux 5.20 To Support The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen3, ThinkPad X13s Arm Laptop   Linux Kernel   2022-07-30
AMDGPU Adding Support For DRM's Buddy Allocator In Linux 5.19   Radeon   2022-04-14
DRM-Misc-Next Sends In First Batch Of Graphics/Display Driver Changes For Linux 5.19   Linux Kernel   2022-04-07
Graphics Driver Changes Begin Lining Up For Linux 5.18   Linux Kernel   2022-01-27
Linux 5.17 To Bring AMD P-State, Many AMD & Intel Improvements, New Optimizations   Linux Kernel   2022-01-08
Linux 5.17 GPU Updates: Raptor Lake, ADL-P Stable, Raspberry Pi 4K@60, AMD Seamless Boot   Linux Kernel   2022-01-07
Latest Linux 5.17 Graphics Drivers: "Every Single Patchset In This PR Is Awesome"   Linux Kernel   2021-12-16
Linux 5.17 To Bring DRM Privacy-Screen Support, Intel VESA PWM Backlight Handling   Linux Kernel   2021-11-18
Debian 11, Valve Happenings, Linux 5.14 & More Excitement From August   Phoronix   2021-09-01
Raspberry Pi Display Driver Patches Updated For 4K@60Hz Support   Raspberry Pi   2021-08-20
Graphics Driver Changes Begin Queuing For Linux 5.15   Linux Kernel   2021-07-16
Linux 5.14 To Bring SimpleDRM Driver, VC4 HDR, Marks More AGP Code As Legacy   Linux Kernel   2021-05-13
Linux 5.13 Graphics Drivers Are Exciting From Intel Alder Lake S Bring-Up To AMD FreeSync HDMI   Linux Kernel   2021-04-28
Linux 5.13 To Support HDMI CEC With The Raspberry Pi 4   Raspberry Pi   2021-03-04
Mesa's Lima Driver Finally Implements OpenGL Shader Cache Support   Mesa   2021-01-17
Raspberry Pi "VC4" DRM Driver Sees 10/12 BPC Color Depth With Linux 5.12   Raspberry Pi   2021-01-06
Raspberry Pi OpenGL Driver Seeing Faster Blit Support Come Mesa 21.0   Mesa   2020-12-10
The 10 Most Interesting Features Of Linux 5.10   Linux Kernel   2020-12-08
Linux 5.10 Graphics Driver Changes From AMDGPU DC For GCN 1.0 To Continuing RDNA 2 Push   Linux Kernel   2020-10-15
There Are Many Changes To Look Forward To With The Linux 5.10 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2020-10-11
Raspberry Pi 4 VC4 Support Coming With Linux 5.10   Raspberry Pi   2020-09-10
Raspberry Pi 4 / BCM2711 Display Pipeline Still Being Worked On For VC4 DRM Driver   Raspberry Pi   2020-09-03
A NVIDIA Engineer In His Spare Time Wrote A Vulkan Driver That Works On Older Raspberry Pi   Vulkan   2020-06-20
The First Batch Of DRM-Misc-Next Changes For Linux 5.9 Sent In   X.Org   2020-06-20
BCM2711 / Raspberry Pi 4 Support Still Being Worked On For Open-Source Display Driver   Raspberry Pi   2020-05-28
VC4 DRM Driver Gets Patched For BCM2711 / Raspberry Pi 4 Support   Raspberry Pi   2020-02-24
Raspberry Pi 4's V3D Driver Adds OpenGL ES 3.2 Geometry Shader Support   Mesa   2019-12-16
Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Lands NIR Support Plus Radeon R600g NIR Support Is Forthcoming   Mesa   2019-11-28
Mesa 20.0 Lands A Load/Store Vectorizer As Latest "ACO" Backend Improvement   Mesa   2019-11-26
Raspberry Pi 4's V3D Mesa Driver Nearing OpenGL ES 3.1   Mesa   2019-10-11
Igalia Is Working On "mediump" Support For Mesa To Help With OpenGL ES Performance   Mesa   2019-10-03
Open-Source GPU Drivers For Embedded Have Been Improving But RE'ing Take A While   Hardware   2019-08-25
Broadcom's VC4/V3D Driver Developer Parts Ways To Join Google   Mesa   2019-08-02
Mesa Is About To Crack 2.7 Million Lines   Mesa   2019-04-29
Broadcom's V3D Gallium3D Driver Nears Working Compute Shader Support   Mesa   2019-04-13
Mesa State Tracker Adds FP64/INT64 Lowering For NIR Drivers   Mesa   2019-03-03
Raspberry Pi Begins Rolling Out The Linux 4.19 Kernel   Raspberry Pi   2019-02-22
Gallium Nine With NIR Is Now Running Most D3D9 Games "Flawlessly"   Mesa   2019-02-20
RadeonSI Gets NIR Improvements, Enabled By Default For Civilization VI   Radeon   2019-02-19
Mesa 18.3.4 Brings VA-API VP9 Improvements, More Coffeelake/Icelake IDs For Intel   Mesa   2019-02-18
Gallium Nine Is Working On NIR Support So It Can Be Used With Intel Iris, Zink Vulkan   Mesa   2019-02-08
Mesa 19.0-RC2 Released With Intel Transform Feedback Fix, Freedreno & VC4/V3D Fixes   Mesa   2019-02-05
Gallium3D's Mesa State Tracker Sees Shaders Ported From TGSI To NIR For Capable Drivers   Mesa   2019-02-01
The New Features On Deck For Mesa 19.0: Vulkan Additions, FreeSync, Soft FP64 & More   Mesa   2019-01-28
Mesa To See Better Infrastructure For Supporting Render-Only GPUs   Mesa   2019-01-27
Mesa 18.3.2 Released With Many Fixes As Users Encouraged To Upgrade   Mesa   2019-01-17
Broadcom's V3D Gallium Driver Picks Up New Features Ahead Of Mesa 19.0   Mesa   2019-01-16
Mesa 18.3.2 Is Finally En Route With 78+ Changes   Mesa   2019-01-15
SPIR-V Clover Support Might Still Land For Mesa 19.0, Working Towards Nouveau OpenCL   Mesa   2019-01-08
DRM Graphics Drivers Already Queuing Changes For Linux 5.1   Linux Kernel   2019-01-08
Mesa 18.2.7 Released With Several RADV Driver Fixes, Variety Of Other Updates   Mesa   2018-12-13
Mesa 18.3 Released With Intel & Radeon Vulkan Driver Improvements, New GPU Support   Mesa   2018-12-07
A Final Batch Of DRM-Misc-Next Updates Before Linux 4.21   Hardware   2018-12-07
V3D Driver Fixes Glaring Performance Bug, VC4 Working Towards Proper GPU Reset   Hardware   2018-12-04
More DRM Changes Queued Ahead Of Linux 4.21   Linux Kernel   2018-11-22
VC4 & V3D Open-Source Drivers Continue Maturing At Broadcom   Free Software   2018-10-31
Open-Source Qualcomm Graphics Support Continues Flourishing With Freedreno   Mesa   2018-10-18
Gallium Clover With SPIR-V & NIR Opening Up New Compute Options Inside Mesa   Mesa   2018-10-01
Mesa 18.2.1 Released With A Number Of Fixes For The Vulkan Drivers   Mesa   2018-09-21
VC4 Gallium3D Gets Much Faster Texture Upload/Download Performance, Helping GLAMOR   Mesa   2018-09-09
Mesa 18.2-RC2 Released With 17 Fixes So Far   Mesa   2018-08-08
V3D Gallium3D Driver Making Progress On OpenGL ES Conformance   Mesa   2018-07-24
Freedreno Gallium3D Now Exposes Adreno A5xx Performance Counters   Mesa   2018-07-19
Raspberry Pi On Linux 4.19 Will Be Able To Report Under-Voltage Issues   Raspberry Pi   2018-07-18
V3D & VC4 Should Have Lower CPU Overhead, More Fixes   Mesa   2018-06-26
The Big DRM Updates For Linux 4.18: Intel Icelake, Vega M, Vega 20 & V3D   Linux Kernel   2018-06-06
Etnaviv Gallium3D Now Working On NIR Support   Mesa   2018-06-06
GNOME 3 Might Be Too Resource Hungry To Ever Run Nicely On The Raspberry Pi   GNOME   2018-05-31
Looking Ahead To The Linux 4.18 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2018-05-21
VC5 Gallium3D Driver Becomes V3D, Enabled By Default In Mesa   Mesa   2018-05-17
A Work-In-Progress Vulkan Driver For The Raspberry Pi / VC4   Vulkan   2018-05-08
VC4 Gets Syncobj For Linux 4.18, V3D Driver Landing For Linux 4.18   Linux Kernel   2018-05-04
It's Looking Hopeful V3D DRM Driver Will Make It Into Linux 4.18   Linux Kernel   2018-05-01
V3D DRM Driver Revised As It Works To Get Into The Mainline Kernel   Linux Kernel   2018-04-24
Broadcom VC5 DRM Driver Might Soon Be On Its Way To The Mainline Linux Kernel   Linux Kernel   2018-04-17
Broadcom VC5 Driver Making Good Progress With Using AMDGPU's DRM Scheduler   Mesa   2018-04-10
Valve & RADV Developers Are Topping Contributions To Mesa This Year   Mesa   2018-04-01
Broadcom VC5 DRM Driver Might Make Use Of AMDGPU's Scheduler   Linux Kernel   2018-03-31
The Big DRM Pull Request For Linux 4.17: 144,461 Insertions, 38,059 Deletions   Linux Kernel   2018-03-29
While Still Waiting For Broadcom VideoCore 5 To Surface, There Appears To Be VC6   Hardware   2018-03-28
Improved VGA_Switcheroo Going Into Linux 4.17   Linux Kernel   2018-03-21
Raspberry Pi Working On A "More Normal" Media Stack   Raspberry Pi   2018-03-13
HDCP Content Protection Support Called For Integration In DRM-Next / Linux 4.17   Hardware   2018-02-14
Raspberry Pi VC4 Working On Polishing KMS Support, Continued VC5 Progress   Raspberry Pi   2018-02-13
RadeonSI NIR Backend Now Supports GLSL 4.50   Mesa   2018-01-17
VC5 Gallium3D Driver Is Onto Pushing More Triangles In Simulator   Mesa   2018-01-09
Broadcom's Open-Source VC5 OpenGL & Vulkan Support Improving   Mesa   2018-01-04
Nouveau Developer Working On NIR For SPIR-V Compute, Step Towards Vulkan In The Future   Nouveau   2017-12-21
Mesa 17.3.1 Released With Around Three Dozen Fixes   Mesa   2017-12-21
Libdrm 2.4.89 Released With Leasing & Synchronization Object APIs   Mesa   2017-12-18
VC5 OpenGL & Vulkan Driver Advancing   Mesa   2017-12-11
Even With Wayland Around, X.Org Had A Busy 2017   X.Org   2017-12-11
VC4CL: Bringing OpenCL To The Raspberry Pi   Raspberry Pi   2017-12-04
Valve's Timothy Arceri Lands Gallium3D NIR Optimizations   Valve   2017-12-03
The Top Mesa News Of 2017   Mesa   2017-12-03
DRM Updates Land For Linux 4.15; Torvalds: "There's Something Odd About DRM People"   Linux Kernel   2017-11-16
VC4 & VC5 Drivers Get More Fixes Ahead Of The Holidays   Mesa   2017-11-15
VC5 Gallium3D OpenGL Driver Is Starting To Get Fit   Mesa   2017-11-08
Broadcom Bids To Snatch Qualcomm For $103 Billion   Hardware   2017-11-06
"Chai" As An Effort For Reverse-Engineered ARM Mali T-Series Graphics   Arm   2017-11-05
Broadcom's VC5 Gallium3D Now Supports MSAA, More OpenGL Functionality   Mesa   2017-10-31
Projects You Can Help With For Advancing Open-Source NVIDIA "Nouveau" Graphics   Nouveau   2017-10-16
Initial Gallium3D VC5 Driver Merged Into Mesa   Mesa   2017-10-10
MESA_tile_raster_order Added To The OpenGL Registry   Mesa   2017-10-10
Eric Anholt Gets More Of The VC5 OpenGL Gallium3D Driver In Order   Mesa   2017-10-03
Mesa 17.2.2 Released   Mesa   2017-10-02
Mesa 17.2.2 Set For Release Next Week   Mesa   2017-09-30
A Recap Of XDC2017: Advancing Wayland, Mesa & Yes The X.Org Server   X.Org   2017-09-25
X.Org Foundation Has Become A Khronos Adopter   X.Org   2017-09-23
Mesa 17.1.10 Is Being Prepped As The Final 17.1 Update   Mesa   2017-09-21
Fedora 27 Beta Hit By A Second Delay   Fedora   2017-09-21
The State Of The VC4 Driver Stack, Early Work On VC5   Hardware   2017-09-21
The DRM Changes For The Linux 4.14 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2017-09-16
BCMV Driver Begins Development: Vulkan Driver For Broadcom VC5   Mesa   2017-09-05
Work Begins On Kernel DRM Driver For BCM7268 With VC5   Hardware   2017-08-28
RadeonSI May Eventually Switch To NIR Completely   Mesa   2017-08-25
VC5 Gallium3D Driver Close To Merging To Mainline Mesa   Mesa   2017-08-22
XDC2017 To Feature Update On New Memory Allocation API, HDR, GPGPU, GLVND   X.Org   2017-08-21
Broadcom Driver VC5 Instruction Scheduler Coming Together   Mesa   2017-08-15
VC4 Now Has Faster Window Movement On Raspbian   Mesa   2017-08-07
AMD Lands Experimental NIR Support In RadeonSI   Mesa   2017-07-31
VC5 Driver Makes Strides For Future Broadcom GPU   Mesa   2017-07-25
VC5 Driver Development Continues, Raspbian Performance Still Being Tuned   Hardware   2017-07-18
Raspberry Pi VC4 DRM Driver Gets HDMI CEC Patches   Hardware   2017-07-11
Raspbian Still Being Tuned For Greater VC4 Performance   Mesa   2017-07-11
The Big DRM Pull Request Submitted For Linux 4.13   Linux Kernel   2017-07-09
VC5 Gallium3D: A New Broadcom Open-Source Driver   Mesa   2017-07-06
Some Of What You Can Look Forward To With Linux 4.13   Linux Kernel   2017-07-01
Raspberry Pi VC4 Driver Working To Reduce Overhead, Android Native Fence Support   Raspberry Pi   2017-06-27
Raspberry Pi / VC4 Software Support Continues Improving   Raspberry Pi   2017-06-20
Mesa 17.0.7 Released, Mesa 17.0 Hits The End Of The Line   Mesa   2017-06-01
More DRM Code Aligned For The Linux 4.13 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2017-05-16
VC4 Raspberry Pi 3D Driver Development Has Been Busy This Spring   Raspberry Pi   2017-05-13
The Huge DRM Driver Update Submitted For Linux 4.12: Vega, Atomic & Co   Linux Kernel   2017-05-03
Meson Support Has Landed In The X.Org Server   X.Org   2017-04-27
VC4 Fencing, HDMI Runtime PM & More For This Raspberry Pi Driver   Raspberry Pi   2017-04-17
AMD's Kernel Graphics Code Is Approaching One Million Lines   Linux Kernel   2017-04-13