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The RADV Vulkan driver for AMD GPUs now has a shader cache in Mesa, plus more Mesa news

By liamdawe, 12 October 2017 at 10:08 am UTC (7 Comments)
Following on from the OpenGL shader cache, RADV the open source Vulkan driver for AMD cards can also now make use of a shader cache.

Mesa now has more games in the whitelist for threaded GL

By liamdawe, 14 September 2017 at 9:46 pm UTC (2 Comments)
The threaded GL dispatch code to speed up some Linux games currently uses a Whitelist and now more games have been added.

Mesa 17.2 officially released

By liamdawe, 4 September 2017 at 6:56 pm UTC (12 Comments)
The open source graphics drivers, Mesa, have been updated to 17.2 which is a major new release bringing in many changes.

Dawn of War III is set to get another small performance improvement with RadeonSI

By liamdawe, 22 August 2017 at 10:39 am UTC (10 Comments)
Arriving in the public Mesa-git mailing list just under an hour ago, another small improvement for RadeonSI with Dawn of War III when using OpenGL.

Mesa has a few more games in the threaded OpenGL whitelist as of today

By liamdawe, 25 July 2017 at 7:59 pm UTC (12 Comments)
Landing in the public Mesa-git mailing list within the last few minutes, more games have been added to the whitelist to make use of threaded OpenGL for better performance.

OpenGL multithreading in Mesa is ready for wider testing

By liamdawe, 10 July 2017 at 8:33 am UTC (22 Comments)
A Mesa developer wrote into the public Mesa-dev mailing list to ask for testers of OpenGL multithreading in Mesa so that they can grow the whitelist of games that will use it.

More optimizations on the way for Dawn of War III in Mesa

By liamdawe, 27 June 2017 at 1:41 pm UTC (0 Comments)
A Mesa developer has put out a set of 42 patches to help improve Dawn of War III performance on Linux using Mesa. It focuses on the use of KHR_no_error to save some more CPU time.

The Mesa OpenGL threaded dispatch code seems to now use a whitelist, improving some games performance

By liamdawe, 26 June 2017 at 9:30 am UTC (6 Comments)
It seems the OpenGL threaded dispatch code to speed up some games in Mesa now uses a whitelist, with a few games now able to make use of it.

The Witcher 2 & Rocket League have fixes ready in Mesa-git

By liamdawe, 26 June 2017 at 9:02 am UTC (3 Comments)
The Witcher 2 & Rocket League now have some fixes available in Mesa-git ready for Mesa 17.2 that should give you a better experience.

Trying the experimental GCN 1.0 support in AMDGPU

By Samsai, 19 June 2017 at 5:07 pm UTC (20 Comments)
Inspired by the recent release of Dawn of War 3, I decided to try out the experimental GCN 1.0 support in the new AMDGPU kernel driver and share my experiences.

Dawn of War III should now work on Mesa-git with OpenGL as Bindless Texture support is in

By liamdawe, 14 June 2017 at 8:36 pm UTC (7 Comments)
A large patchset from Mesa developer Samuel Pitoiset landed in Mesa-git early today to hook up Bindless Texture support for AMD radeonsi.

Mesa has a big patch set in the Mesa-dev list to improve Dawn of War III performance, also Mesa 17.1.2 released

By liamdawe, 5 June 2017 at 10:06 pm UTC (2 Comments)
With the big Dawn of War III release getting closer, one Mesa developer has put some serious effort into getting Mesa ready to game on.

Mesa 17.1.1 officially released

By liamdawe, 25 May 2017 at 8:17 pm UTC (0 Comments)
The Mesa team has officially released Mesa 17.1.1 which is a bug fix release to provide better stability in the open source graphics drivers.

SteamOS updated, Valve drops AMDGPU-PRO for Mesa

By liamdawe, 22 May 2017 at 9:29 pm UTC (73 Comments)
Valve haven't been sitting on their hands, as they have pushed out a fresh update for SteamOS that's currently in Beta. It's been a while and it's a good one.

RadeonSI has a large patch set in Mesa-dev for ARB_bindless_texture, allows Dawn of War III to work on Mesa

By liamdawe, 20 May 2017 at 4:18 pm UTC (8 Comments)
Mesa developer Samuel Pitoiset sent in a set of 65 patches to the Mesa-dev list to enable ARB_bindless_texture for RadeonSI (AMD), this will allow Dawn of War III to work on Mesa.
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