AMDGPU

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AMDGPU
Initial release1.0 / 20 April 2015; 5 years ago (2015-04-20)[1]
Stable release
19.1.0 / 11 October 2019; 16 months ago (2019-10-11)[2]
Repositorycgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-amdgpu/
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.[1][3] AMDGPU only officially supports cards built upon GCN 3 or higher, though support for previous cards is experimental and may be enabled by a kernel parameter.[4][5]

AMDGPU also has an optional closed-source component, which operates on top of the open source AMDGPU for alternative 3D application support, known as AMDGPU-PRO.[6]

Diagram
Linux device drivers for AMD hardware as of August 2016

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