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Mesa 13.0.3 released with numerous bugfixes

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The open source OpenGL implementation Mesa has a new release 13.0.3 which, as the minor version bump indicates, brings a number of bug fixes to RadeonSI and Intel.

Many of the bug fixes are related to the open source Vulkan drivers for Radeon and Intel hardware, mainly addressing resource leaks and regressions of various kinds. However, among the more interesting fixes is a patch that should sort out games like Team Fortress 2 causing GPU lockups on Radeon hardware, namely this patch we wrote about in early December.

As that patch has now been stabilized and shipped, the relevant bug report on Valve's Github page has now been closed. Since I have for a long time been using my R7 370 almost exclusively, I'm really happy that I can finally get back to TF2.

As of now this new release hasn't made it into any of the stable Mesa PPAs but it'll likely make its way to Padoka's Stable Mesa PPA soon enough and I'm certain Arch users won't have to wait for long.

If you want to read the official release announcement for Mesa 13.0.3 you can find it here. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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stankalovich 5 Jan, 2017
Hopefully this hits the repos quickly
morbius 5 Jan, 2017
I'm happy that Mesa is developing quickly, but I don't know if Radeon cards are worth it on Linux. AMD currently has better offer in mid-range graphic card segment, but what's the point if many games won't work.
boltronics 6 Jan, 2017
Quoting: morbiusI'm happy that Mesa is developing quickly, but I don't know if Radeon cards are worth it on Linux. AMD currently has better offer in mid-range graphic card segment, but what's the point if many games won't work.

Only this specific card had the issue I believe. What do you mean "many games won't work"?
Creak 6 Jan, 2017
I have an RX 480 and I'm quite happy with it. I know the open source drivers aren't the best yet, but strangely enough, I like the fact that my card will be more and more powerful over the year. It changes from the usual thing where your card is obsolete 1 month after you've bought it :D
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