AMDGPU Linux Open Source Driver Update Released

Michel Danzer РAMD graphics driver engineer recently announced the release of AMDGPU 1.1.0 (xf86-video-amdgpu), the Xorg driver for AMD Radeon GPUs supported by the amdgpu kernel driver. This release supports xserver versions 1.9-1.18. This latest release comes with over 50 major improvements and fixes.


AMDGPU 1.1.0 Hightlights

  • Support for the upcoming Polaris family of GPUs.
  • Option “TearFree” can now prevent tearing with rotation / reflection as well (with Xorg> = 1.16).
  • RandR CRTC transforms now work correctly (but for now still exhibit tearing even with TearFree).
  • The RandR 1.4 provider name is now no longer hardcoded to “amdgpu” but constructed from the GPU chipset name and bus ID, allowing several GPUs supported by this driver to be distinguished by name.
  • The RandR primary output is now always explicitly marked as such.
  • The driver can prevent clients trying to use the DRI3 extension over a display connection forwarded via SSH from hanging.
  • VDPAU / OpenGL interoperation can now work with DRI3 enabled.
  • Many more fixes for issues using the DRI3 / Present extensions.
  • Fix RandR CRTC transforms
  • Fix build against older versions of xserver
  • glamor: Force GPU rendering to / from pixmaps created via DRI3
  • Require xserver 1.9 or newer
  • Revert “Use render node for DRI3 if available”
  • Update manpage entry for Option “TearFree”

See announcement for more details


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