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Mesa 20.1.0 drivers released

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The latest in open source graphics drivers for Linux has released, with Mesa 20.1.0 now out with tons of changes and improvements everywhere.

Info for new users: if you're using AMD / Intel, you're likely using something in Mesa, which includes a bunch of different drivers. Unlike NVIDIA, they use open source drivers which will be bundled with your Linux distribution.

With this being the first release of a new branch, the Mesa team do advise you either stick with your current Mesa version or wait at least until Mesa 20.1.1 when they clean up any pressing issues. Mesa 20.1.1 is current scheduled for June 10. The first big new release is usually classed as a development release.

Some of the new features include:

  • Vulkan device selection for multi-GPU environments
  • Support for more OpenGL and Vulkan extensions across various drivers
  • Many performance improvements across all drivers (including improvements to their OpenGL threading)
  • Support for newer GPUs

Release notes here.

They're already aware of one major issue with Unreal Engine 4, which appears to use glDrawRangeElements incorrectly and Mesa doesn't yet have a workaround. More info on that here.

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Patola 28 May
* jealous of AMD GPU owners *
tmtvl 28 May
Quoting: Patola* jealous of AMD GPU owners *

While their stack is not entirely Free, AMD is still vastly better for the GNU/Linux ecosystem than the NVidia proprietary garbage dump. Even if the latter has a card that does rough pathtracing.
Anders1232 28 May
Quoting: Patola* jealous of AMD GPU owners *

*laughts in AMD* hauhsuahusuahsuhauhsauhsuhusushuasu

Changing a little the subject, how's NAVI support for Gnu+Linux? I remember that was alful at release.
Tuxee 28 May
Quoting: Patola* jealous of AMD GPU owners *

As a both Navi10 and Navi14 owner I agree, since I seem to have strong masochistic tendencies.

I have to update my rant from last fall ( https://www.gamingonlinux.com/forum/topic/4128 ) with my most recent findings: It's nearly June now and the shit still hits the fan when you connect two displays.
The_Aquabat 28 May
this release fixes the crashes with Detroit Become Human (demo) on RADV/ACO.
Sonata 28 May
Quoting: Tuxee
Quoting: Patola* jealous of AMD GPU owners *

As a both Navi10 and Navi14 owner I agree, since I seem to have strong masochistic tendencies.

I have to update my rant from last fall ( https://www.gamingonlinux.com/forum/topic/4128 ) with my most recent findings: It's nearly June now and the shit still hits the fan when you connect two displays.

Guess I'll still be sitting on my RX 580 for a bit longer and wait with the upgrade then...
Mouahed 28 May
I do have an AMD APU Ryzen 5 3400G, still having the lot of issues with its driver like image stutter and noise. MAD are the worst as I never had those issues before since Ubuntu in 2006 with Intel or Nvidia. I even contacted AMD, and they told we do not support Linux hahaha. I bought an Nvidia GPU et voilà.
gnanini 28 May
I'm compiling it now!
arkhenius 28 May
Quoting: Anders1232
Quoting: Patola* jealous of AMD GPU owners *

*laughts in AMD* hauhsuahusuahsuhauhsauhsuhusushuasu

Changing a little the subject, how's NAVI support for Gnu+Linux? I remember that was alful at release.

Been using a 5700 XT on Manjaro pretty much without any issues since September/October or so. Though I must mention that I don't use a multi-monitor setup. I prefer a single ultrawide :)
tuubi 28 May
Just a heads up: If you're using the kisak-mesa PPA on Ubuntu or a derivative, your update manager might complain that the PPA label has changed and refuse to update. This is because kisak has added an alternative kisak-mesa stable PPA that is more conservative with updates to new major releases and the other one is now labeled "kisak-mesa fresh". I fixed the problem by simply removing and readding the PPA.
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