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AMD GPU-PRO Beta Driver for Linux released with Vulkan support for Dota 2

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AMD have released another Beta of their new AMD GPU-PRO. It brings in support for the new Vulkan API in Dota 2 which is expected to release this coming week.

What's included?
- ​OpenGL 4.5 and GLX 1.4
- OpenCL 1.2
- Vulkan 1.0
- VDPAU
- DOTA 2 Game support (Vulkan™ enabled)
- ​​Basic display features
- Basic power management features
- KMS (Kernel Mode Setting) and ADF (Atomic Display Framework) support
- GPL compliant kernel module
- Install script and Debian packages for Ubuntu 16.04

Supported cards
R9 Fury X
R9 Fury
R9 Nano
R9 M395X
R9 380X
R9 380
R9 285

Hopefully they will gradually introduce support for more cards, as that's quite a limited selection right now. Still, Vulkan is young and not many games support it yet so they can actually afford to take a little time with it to get it right.

Find out more on the official AMD page here. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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mirv 22 May 2016 at 9:19 am UTC
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Let's see if I can get this version to install....I'll report back.
z3ntu 22 May 2016 at 9:45 am UTC
Well I have a HD7970 in my tower at home, so hopefully they will support that card in the future (I mostly use my laptop (Nvidia) right now).
liamdawe 22 May 2016 at 9:49 am UTC
z3ntuWell I have a HD7970 in my tower at home, so hopefully they will support that card in the future (I mostly use my laptop (Nvidia) right now).
I think it's likely such an old card will need to use the open source driver.
tuxintuxedo 22 May 2016 at 10:32 am UTC
z3ntuWell I have a HD7970 in my tower at home, so hopefully they will support that card in the future (I mostly use my laptop (Nvidia) right now).
This new closed driver needs the open amdgpu on the kernel side. For GCN 1.0, there is only experimental support not enabled by default in amdgpu. Even GCN 1.1 support is still experimental, while it's in a much better condition. So yes, there will be support eventually, at least it seems so. But you will have to wait for it patiently.


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Disharmonic 22 May 2016 at 12:59 pm UTC
liamdawe
z3ntuWell I have a HD7970 in my tower at home, so hopefully they will support that card in the future (I mostly use my laptop (Nvidia) right now).
I think it's likely such an old card will need to use the open source driver.
It's GCN 1.0 so it's not yet supported, but should eventually be. The OSS amdgpu support for 1.0 was merged only a few days ago, anyway. Besides the driver is still in beta and they only provide packages for a single Ubuntu release. All that should get fixed in time for the official release. Hopefully sooner than later
liamdawe 22 May 2016 at 3:44 pm UTC
Yeah will be good to see it in a stable state with wider support, exciting for AMD users.
mirv 22 May 2016 at 4:37 pm UTC
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Looks to still need their own custom libs over the normal system ones, e.g libdrm. Source code not provided, of course (and shame on AMD for that). So it's very much tied to a specific distro still. Crap like this is why fully FOSS is so beneficial to everyone.
tuxintuxedo 22 May 2016 at 4:54 pm UTC
mirvSource code not provided, of course (and shame on AMD for that).
AMDGPU-PRO is closed source and will be. Don't understand what you meant by this.


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mirv 22 May 2016 at 5:08 pm UTC
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mirvSource code not provided, of course (and shame on AMD for that).
AMDGPU-PRO is closed source and will be. Don't understand what you meant by this.

Source code to their modified system libraries is not provided.
TheRiddick 22 May 2016 at 5:17 pm UTC
The supported cards are in fact TESTED, AMD have a wording problem there.

The driver has been tested on 390 cards and 7700 HD cards already, so it works on MANY others. AMD just can't be fcked testing them.
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