AMDGPU

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AMDGPU
Initial release1.0 / 20 April 2015; 4 years ago (2015-04-20)[1]
Stable release
18.1.0 / 14 September 2018; 13 months ago (2018-09-14),[2]
Written inC
Operating systemLinux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD
Platformx86, x86-64
TypeDevice driver
LicenseMIT License

AMDGPU is AMD's fully open source unified graphics driver for Linux.[3][4] AMDGPU only officially supports cards built upon GCN 1.2 or higher, support for previous cards is experimental and may be enabled by a kernel parameter.[5][6]

AMDGPU also has an optional closed-source component that operates on top of the open source AMDGPU for alternative 3D application support known as AMDGPU-PRO.[7]

Diagram
Linux device drivers for AMD hardware in August 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Initial amdgpu driver release". 20 April 2015.
  2. ^ "xf86-video-amdgpu".
  3. ^ "Initial amdgpu driver release". 2015-04-20. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  4. ^ "Open-Source AMDGPU Linux Driver Gets Its First Point Release for Mesa 11.2". Linux.softpedia.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  5. ^ "AMD Unleashes Initial AMDGPU Driver Support For GCN 1.0 / Southern Islands GPUs". Phoronix. 2016-05-13. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  6. ^ "AMDgpu driver documentation". Freedesktop.org.
  7. ^ "AMD's gaming-optimized AMDGPU-PRO driver for Linux is in beta". PCWorld. Retrieved 2016-07-25.