AMD open sources their Vulkan driver

Jacob Barnes
Jacob Barnes

It's going to be interesting to see what happens with radv now. Personally, I don't see much of a reason to keep it going.

Moronix article:
archive.is/j1Gne

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Jonathan Long
Jonathan Long

It doesn't require a fucking forked LLVM.

Luke Foster
Luke Foster

So did AMD just win? What is the point in getting an Nvidia card for Linux anymore?

Jack Flores
Jack Flores

CUDA. And that is almost literally it now that Mesa's OpenGL stack is actually pretty decent.

Colton Lewis
Colton Lewis

Where is the source? Is it ==FREE== software?

Eli Sullivan
Eli Sullivan

Seems so. Permissive license probably,

Easton Nelson
Easton Nelson

So, what happens to radv? Seems a waste just to throw it away when it was just getting to learn how to walk.

Daniel Davis
Daniel Davis

Might remain as Mesa's standard Vulkan implemenation, but I seriously doubt it'll get the same amount of support and development it has to this point.

Alexander Hughes
Alexander Hughes

When are other porters besides Feral going to start using Vulkan? When is Wine?

Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor

Feral mostly uses Vulkan for wrappers, don't they?

Anthony King
Anthony King

According to Ryan "Cuck" Gordan, it's easier writing asm than vulkan. No one wants to use it over opengl. You might see some aaa games provide as an option but that's about it.

Brody Cook
Brody Cook

Croteam is using Vulkan on Linux. Vulkan is even lower level than the Gallium API, so it's way-way better than OpenGL for wrappers too.

Jordan Brooks
Jordan Brooks

Ryan "Cuck" Gordan,
He really does talk about politics way too fucking much these days.

Leo Hughes
Leo Hughes

it wasn't open before? i thought that was it's pitch: open, easy, portable

Benjamin Ward
Benjamin Ward

radv was/is the current standard implementation of Vulkan in the open drivers.

Noah Hill
Noah Hill

the vast majority of "aaa" games don't write their own engines anyway, they use unity or unreal engine or some other big existing engine, which will inevitably support vulkan, so the game will by proxy.

Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith

If only the Godot devs weren't being such faggots about Vulkan.

Jace Smith
Jace Smith

Can I finally run OpenCL accelerated programs on Linux with my Tahiti card?

Mason Rivera
Mason Rivera

What did he mean by this?

Julian Stewart
Julian Stewart

inb4 Nvidia steals the code and puts it in their proprietary closed source alternative raking in revenue from gamers that put water cooling on a GPU they won't overclock.

Lets celebrate the two major projects where the Vulkan drivers are used and makes somewhat of an impact but Nvidia GPUs have support for it so no one notices the difference between the GPU wars.

QEMU and Wine, hip hip hurrah.

Tyler Butler
Tyler Butler

Who cares about the gpu if your still tied to a botnet CPU.

anandtech.com/show/12003/intel-to-create-new-8th-generation-cpus-with-amd-radeon-graphics-with-hbm2-using-emib

Jacob Collins
Jacob Collins

Does it still requires bobs ?

Kevin Perez
Kevin Perez

what an abomination

you could still use your corebooted opteron setup though.
you do have that, don't you, user?

Isaiah Cooper
Isaiah Cooper

I think you have to at least have an R9 card to get the benefit from this.

Landon Carter
Landon Carter

Yes. The driver is 100% (cuck licensed) OSS, but like everything else now, there is some signed firmware you need for 3d to work.

Ryan Carter
Ryan Carter

It's cuck licesed, but that's still unlikely given how much Nvidia invests in their custom sauce. More likely is that radv and even Nouveau benefit from this though.

Christopher James
Christopher James

Don't use intel, famalam.

Isaac Adams
Isaac Adams

closed-sourced open-source software, my favourite
still better than intel