>Our Linux Vulkan drivers will only run on the amdgpu kernel driver. We have no plans, on Linux, to support Vulkan on any other driver stack.
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I would take Michael's word with a grain of salt here. This guy says vulkan is still being discussed internally at AMD.
Michael basically talked to some PR guy and that's where he got this from.
The open source drivers are stable and quite fast. You cannot say the same for Nvidia's open source driver. When the devs that were wasting their time on catalyst move over to the open source driver the performance and functionality will only improve even further.
Didn't AMD specifically say mantle would run on basically every GCN GPU before they gave it to khronos? I can't see why they would suddenly change that plan it would only hurt them and the proliferation of vulkan anyway
This is kinda a sad story, however if this means the Linux gaming support becomes better in the next years i wouldn't mind to go for a new high end GPU. I still have to dual boot the BotnetOS for some games...
The ramblings of some random faggot on some random faggot forum or the ramblings of some random faggot in some random faggot blog. Yeah we should definitely believe all this gossip.
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>You could do theoretically do vulkan on pre-GCN parts, but it you wouldn't gain much over existing APIs. Pre-GCN hardware does not have independent compute pipes, so compute and graphics could not be submitted asynchronously and executed in parallel. Shader resources are fixed so you can only have a limited number of resources in flight at any given time and you'd have to explicitly bind the resources at execution time. If someone wants to work on vulkan support for older parts, I certainly won't stop you, just don't expect much of a gain compared to older APIs.
Now I want to see this happen. The radeon 5970,6950,6970,6990 are all still good cards, assuming vulkan takes over everything they would get left in the dust. It's kind of a shame really.
>but it you wouldn't gain much over existing APIs.
at least users could play said vulkan based games.
even if they run like shit, but granted, people still using a card from 2009 doesn't mind run games at low settings.
I don't see what they have to discuss, as part of the 300 series that they're selling right now they still have GCN 1.0 and 1.1 cards and I don't really expect that will change for the 400 series.
AMD needs to get their driver team in gear. It took way too long for them to merge the reclocking support for GCN 1.2 hardware into AMDGPU if they're going to switch kernel drivers for the older hardware they should have had that planned out ages ago.
Vulkan is an abstraction layer for interfacing with graphical hardware. Basically rather than talking directly to the graphical hardware which would be a fucking nightmare considering all the different hardware designs and configurations out there you talk to this thing which then takes your instructions and converts them into something that would suit the hardware that the user has. This makes your game portable across various (GPU) architectures and configurations.
I think it's fantastic that AMD seems to be doubling down on the open source drivers. Although they're still very immature and don't support pre GCN1.2 yet I have high hopes for the next few years.