- AMD's Open-Source Mesa Driver Continues To Be Ruthlessly Optimized For Workstation Performance
"Ruthlessly" optimised...... sounds intenseID: hab4gft
AMD: IT'S WORKSTATION OPTIMIZATION TIME!!
MESA: No dad, PLEASE!!!ID: hab6fyj
Its 4pm, time for your stack flatteningID: hacc16w
what are you doing step-developer?ID: hacgrpw
Our chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise.... Our two weapons are fear and surprise...and ruthless efficiency. Our three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency.ID: hacione
The writer probably just learned a new fancy word and just had to use it.
Wait does that article say you get better gaming performance with this mesa driver?ID: habgkp0
The open-source driver has been recommended for gaming use since 2017 or so.
Heretofore, the closed-source driver has still been recommended for "professional workstation" applications where the app-vendor certifies the driver versions and supplies support contingent on those driver versions being used. This article is about rounding-out the support for the "professional" use-cases, so that the "professional software" ecosystem can switch over to the open-source drivers as well.
For those not aware, some of the biggest professional markets for Linux are 3D modeling, where SGI IRIX used to be big and almost all software supports Linux, and electronics CAD. Mechanical CAD was also once dominated by Unix, but that changed to NT throughout the 1990s, possibly because Microsoft gave attention to it as a capture market.ID: habbe1o
Yes in most cases -ID: habmn32
In openGL you most certainly do, emulators specially
Mesa like this driver. Issa bombad driver.
--Jar Jar Binks
Is OpenCL working right yet? I'm sticking to an outdated version if not.ID: hack89g
I've generally found that Clover (in Mesa) works for some things and not others, but the CL driver from amdgpu-pro has been fairly reliable.
If you're on Arch (BTW) or a derivative, the opencl-amd package in AUR installs CL from amdgpu-pro alongside Mesa, so you get the best of everything.ID: hacxbsd
Making OpenCL work has no business requiring extra steps. Really screws with deployment.
what the fuck is "ruthlessly" optimizedID: hacmpev
Devs SLAM code optimizations and create EXPLOSIVE workstation gains! You won't believe how they did it!ID: haciwd7
Devs are spanking that driver raw on daily basis.ID: hacmqrp
Devs SLAM code optimizations and create EXPLOSIVE workstation gains! You won't believe how they did it!ID: hactssc
You know their windows OpenGL driver? The opposite of that
Definitely not bitter former RX 480/Vega 56 userID: hacvgcq
That's one of the reasons why I switched. OpenGL with AMD is a lot better on Linux.