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Mesa drivers version 22.0 out now

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More open source goodness coming at you, as Mesa version 22.0 is officially out now for Linux open source graphics drivers.

The release announcement was short and sweet, noting Vulkan 1.3 support as one of the big features. The release notes do give a little more info, although they're still aimed at quite a technical audience. New features noted include:

  • lavapipe, radv, anv KHR_dynamic_rendering
  • radv EXT_image_view_min_lod
  • VK_KHR_synchronization2 on RADV.
  • OpenSWR has been moved to the Amber branch
  • radeonsi, zink ARB_sparse_texture
  • d3d12 GLES3.1 (shader storage buffers, images, compute, indirect draw, draw params, ARB_framebuffer_no_attachments, ARB_sample_shading, and GLSL400)
  • radeonsi, zink ARB_sparse_texture2
  • zink EXT_memory_object, EXT_memory_object_fd, EXT_semaphore, EXT_semaphore_fd
  • anv VK_VALVE_mutable_descriptor_type
  • Vulkan 1.3 on RADV, Anv.
  • radeonsi, zink ARB_sparse_texture_clamp

As per usual, the Mesa team recommend people looking for stable drivers wait for at least Mesa 22.0.1.

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3 comments

a0kami 10 Mar
On the radv side, the release should include the ICD Loader interface version 5.
This will smooth out Godot 4 experience for people who have an AMD GPU, I've had errors and seen a few issues on github about it.
AciD 11 Mar
....and still no love for OpenCL :(

How are you supposed to use Blender's Cycle or Eevee without a GPU :((

EDIT: Don't get me wrong, I love what mesa is doing, it's great! OpenCL has always been an after-thought, that's all..


Last edited by AciD on 11 March 2022 at 7:52 am UTC
PopeRigby 11 Mar
Quoting: AciD....and still no love for OpenCL :(

How are you supposed to use Blender's Cycle or Eevee without a GPU :((

EDIT: Don't get me wrong, I love what mesa is doing, it's great! OpenCL has always been an after-thought, that's all..

I'm pretty sure I remember hearing about there being something in the works to replace OpenCL, so that might be the reason OpenCL isn't getting any love in Mesa.
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