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A commit that just landed in Mesa-git allows for 'radv', the open source Vulkan driver for AMD GPUs to use multiple devices.

This will likely be useful in future for people who have two (or maybe even more) GPUs to really push their games.

Support for things like that on Linux should improve as Vulkan evolves and is adopted by more developers. Just how useful this will end up being is the real question.

Using multiple GPUs in Vulkan is going to get easier with Vulkan-Next, where it's planned to have multi-GPU support in the API directly. So, you won't need Crossfire or anything like that, as developers will have access to all your GPUs directly from the API to spread the load.

You can see the commit here.

Is anyone here actually running a desktop with two AMD GPUs? Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Liam Dawe 17 Jan, 2017
Quoting: ripper@liamdawe I'm noticing quite a few articles which are very similar to the ones Phoronix publishes (almost simultaneously). I'm wondering whether GOL is sourcing Phoronix, or Phoronix is sourcing GOL, or whether it's just a coincidence and both sites are following the same origin (in this case, mesa-dev list, git repo, etc)? Because none of the sites add a source to the other in any of the articles. I'm not trying to imply anything or mean something ill, I'm just genuinely curious.
More than happy to answer that!

Someone on reddit claimed i was "ripping off phoronix" so I decided to close that off once and for all and show a shot of it in my own personal inbox: http://m.imgur.com/a/bClKd

Public mailing lists are easy to follow.
MayeulC 17 Jan, 2017
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: ripper@liamdawe I'm noticing quite a few articles which are very similar to the ones Phoronix publishes (almost simultaneously). I'm wondering whether GOL is sourcing Phoronix, or Phoronix is sourcing GOL, or whether it's just a coincidence and both sites are following the same origin (in this case, mesa-dev list, git repo, etc)? Because none of the sites add a source to the other in any of the articles. I'm not trying to imply anything or mean something ill, I'm just genuinely curious.
More than happy to answer that!

Someone on reddit claimed i was "ripping off phoronix" so I decided to close that off once and for all and show a shot of it in my own personal inbox: http://m.imgur.com/a/bClKd

Public mailing lists are easy to follow.

Stop lying. It is a fact that you both have time machines and rip of each other's articles, to publish them even before the other publishes it. And since you delete your articles if they turn out to be wrong, the only stable configuration is the one in which you both publish an article that's ripped of the other, before anyone else is aware of it; probably even the patch author.

Isn't it blatantly obvious? </tinfoil>

Thanks for your articles :)
STiAT 17 Jan, 2017
Nope. Most things are not capable of using multiple GPUs at all, so why bother buying a 2nd :D.
boltronics 17 Jan, 2017
Quoting: M@yeulC
Quoting: boltronicsI've got two Fury X GPUs. Been looking forward to this for quite a while. This news has made my month! :D
Meh. I don't mean to "cheer you down", but we also have to have games that support this feature. As far as I know, none does, as of yet (DOOM may, I am not sure, Ashes of The Singularity will probably if/when they do a Linux port). :)

(I'm jealous of your GPUs, btw :P )

I'm happy enough to use them with Vulkan titles under Wine to start out with. At least then we don't have the chicken and egg problem - game developers not supporting multiple GPUs on GNU/Linux because nobody on GNU/Linux has multiple GPUs. ;)
ripper 17 Jan, 2017
Quoting: liamdaweMore than happy to answer that!

Someone on reddit claimed i was "ripping off phoronix" so I decided to close that off once and for all and show a shot of it in my own personal inbox: http://m.imgur.com/a/bClKd

Public mailing lists are easy to follow.

Thanks for your answer. I was wondering whether there's some rivalry going on by copying articles without sourcing, good to know it's not the case (at least from GOL side) :-)
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