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Mesa 22.1.0 out now improving open source graphics

By Liam Dawe,
Mesa 22.1.0 is out now bringing tons of improvements for open source graphics drivers for OpenGL and Vulkan.

NVIDIA releases open source Linux GPU kernel modules, Beta Driver 515.43.04 out

By Liam Dawe,
In a nice big win for open source, NVIDIA has today officially revealed that they've released open source Linux GPU kernel modules. Additionally, driver version 515.43.04 is out.

AMD driver work ongoing to help Halo Infinite on Linux and Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Developer Bas Nieuwenhuizen has a new blog post up about some of the work going into the radv AMD GPU driver on Linux, and they're taking steps towards doing "A driver on the GPU" which should help Halo Infinite get working.

Yes, the Steam Deck will eventually get Ray Tracing, once the AMD GPU driver matures

By Liam Dawe,
There's been a lot of talk lately about Ray Tracing and the Steam Deck, especially after the recent Digital Foundry video but there's a few things that need to be cleared up.

OpenRazer 3.3 adds support for more hardware on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
OpenRazer version 3.3 brings with it support for even more Razer hardware on Linux, along with some other improvements.

Zink, the OpenGL on top of Vulkan driver gets 'Kopper' merged — huge for the future

By Liam Dawe,
Zink is an open source driver layer that gives OpenGL on top of Vulkan, it's been in progress for some time now, steadily making progress. Just recently, a big advancement was pulled in.

Open source XR runtime Monado adds initial 6DoF 'inside-out' tracking support

By Liam Dawe,
It's been a little while since we heard progress on Monado, the free and open source XR (VR / AR) runtime for Linux but it has been progressing nicely with a big new feature added.

Vulkan API 1.3.210 out with new extensions, new NVIDIA Beta Driver ready

By Liam Dawe,
Today a new version of Vulkan was tagged and in addition to the usual documentation additions, there's two new extensions that are quite interesting. NVIDIA as usual have a new Beta driver for Linux ready.

NVIDIA 510.60.02 driver rolls out for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA has released the latest update to their Linux driver with version 510.60.02 available now with new GPU support and also some bug fixes.

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 announced

By Liam Dawe,
AMD has today revealed AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0, the next-generation version of their impressive spatial upscaling tech that can really help improve performance.

Mesa drivers version 22.0 out now

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

Imagination Technologies bringing open source PowerVR drivers

By Liam Dawe,
Well well, open source continues to grow, good! Imagination Technologies will be joining up with all the rest involved in Mesa development, with their PowerVR GPUs.

NVIDIA fix up a Vulkan problem with the v510.54 driver release

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA decided Linux gamers need a little love on Valentines Day so they put up a small driver release for you.

NVIDIA 510.47.03 is out adding Vulkan 1.3, GeForce RTX 3050 support

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for a brand new driver release? NVIDIA has released version 510.47.03 as a new stable update adding in new features, new hardware support and bug fixes.

Vulkan API 1.3 released, new roadmap and profiles feature

By Liam Dawe,
Today is the release of the Vulkan API 1.3 specification update and The Khronos Group has put up a press release going over the changes.

Valve sponsors more work to improve Linux graphics drivers

By Liam Dawe,
More improvements will be coming to Linux graphics drivers, as Valve have sponsored work towards continuous integration (CI) testing.

Collabora pulls in Jason Ekstrand to work on Linux graphics drivers

By Liam Dawe,
Jason Ekstrand, a name that many big Linux fans will know, who previously worked at Intel until very recently has announced today the move to open source consulting firm Collabora.

NVIDIA 510.39.01 Beta driver out for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
After silently launching the RTX 3080 12GB, NVIDIA has also today put out a brand new Beta driver for Linux with version 510.39.01 now available.

OpenRazer 3.2.0 brings more device support for Razer fans on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Have some fancy Razer devices? Need help managing them on Linux? OpenRazer 3.2.0 is out now and it's looking good.

Minecraft set to be 30% faster on Linux with Mesa drivers

By Liam Dawe,
If you're using the open source Mesa drivers on Linux (mostly AMD/Intel) and you're a fan of Minecraft, the next Mesa release is going to give you a big performance uplift.
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