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Watch the ACO shader compiler and Vulkan Ray Tracing talks from XDC 2020

By Liam Dawe,
With XDC 2020 (X.Org Developers Conference) in full swing, we've been going over the various presentations to gather some interesting bits for you. Here's more on the ACO shader compiler and Vulkan Ray Tracing.

NVIDIA have a small new Vulkan Beta Driver bug-fix release up

By Liam Dawe,
Yesterday, September 9, NVIDIA released a new update to their Vulkan Beta Driver series to clean up some lingering bugs found. One of which should help Wine.

NVIDIA and accelerated Xwayland gets closer with code that 'sounds unpleasant'

By Liam Dawe,
Red Hat developer Adam Jackson has opened a new merge request for the Mesa project, with what they're calling GLX Delay, to bring accelerated GLX for Xwayland with the NVIDIA driver.

Valve gets another developer to work on Linux graphics drivers, starting with AMD RADV

By Liam Dawe,
It appears that Valve aren't stopping their push to improve Linux gaming, as they just recently hired another developer to help improve open source graphics drivers.

Linux support for ASUS ROG laptops is coming along nicely

By Liam Dawe,
Back in April we revealed the ROG-Core project, with an aim to better support ASUS ROG laptops on Linux and it seems it's really coming along nicely now.

NVIDIA 450.56.02 Vulkan Beta Driver is out for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA continue expanding their Linux driver support, with a fresh Vulkan Beta Driver going live today.

FOSS OpenXR runtime 'Monado' gets Lighthouse positional tracking with libsurvive

By Liam Dawe,
Are you as excited as we are about the future of VR and AR (collectively known as XR)? It's hard not to be with the excellent progress going on with Monado, the open source OpenXR runtime.

NVIDIA Vulkan Beta Driver 450.56.01 out, Ray Tracing and bug fixes

By Liam Dawe,
Shortly after giving us a brand new stable mainline driver, the NVIDIA driver team have released a new developer-focused Vulkan Beta Driver.

NVIDIA 450.57 is out for Linux with DLSS and NGX, Image Sharpening plus more

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA today just released a big new stable driver for Linux with 450.57. It pulls in a whole bunch of big features from the recent 450.51 Beta.

Open source OpenXR runtime 'Monado' expands with multi-application support

By Liam Dawe,
Monado is the in-development OpenXR runtime for VR / AR on Linux and Collabora continue to make excellent progress on bringing it up to eventually support more platforms and features.

Mesa 20.2 gets Valve-backed ACO shader compiler on by default for AMD RADV

By Liam Dawe,
With the upcoming release of Mesa 20.2 which should hopefully be in late August, it seems AMD GPU owners will get a nice boost thanks to the Valve-backed ACO shader compiler.

Mesa 20.2 driver update due hopefully by the end of August

By Liam Dawe,
The Mesa open source Linux driver team have put up their updated roadmap for the upcoming version 20.2 version.

NVIDIA released a big new mainline Linux Beta Driver 450.51

By Liam Dawe,
Not long after the recent developer-focused 440.66.17 Vulkan Beta, NVIDIA have released the 450.51 Linux Beta Driver in their mainline series that's for us consumers to jump in with.

NVIDIA 440.66.17 Vulkan Beta Driver released

By Liam Dawe,
Today NVIDIA have released a fresh developer-focused Vulkan Beta Driver with support for more extensions and a little performance work included.

Vulkan support for older Raspberry Pi models is now a thing

By Liam Dawe,
While work is underway officially to bring Vulkan API support to the Raspberry Pi 4, what about the older models? An NVIDIA engineer decided to get it done.
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