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AMDGPU is AMD's new fully open source unified graphics driver for Linux.[1][2] AMDGPU currently officially only supports cards built upon GCN 1.2 or higher, and support for previous cards is experimental.[3] GCN 1.2 includes Carrizo APUs, the Fury lineup, and the R9 380.

AMDGPU also has an optional closed-source component that operates on top of the open source AMDGPU for better intensive 3D application support known as AMDGPU-PRO.[4]


  1. ^ "AMD brings unified Linux driver stack with "AMDGPU"". 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Open-Source AMDGPU Linux Driver Gets Its First Point Release for Mesa 11.2". Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  3. ^ "AMD Unleashes Initial AMDGPU Driver Support For GCN 1.0 / Southern Islands GPUs". Phoronix. 2016-05-13. Retrieved 2017-04-05. 
  4. ^ "AMD's gaming-optimized AMDGPU-PRO driver for Linux is in beta". PCWorld. Retrieved 2016-07-25.