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AMD Has A Vulkan Linux Driver, But Will Be Closed-Source At First

Sep 18, 2015, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

This was the first time we've heard AMD's Linux team talk about Vulkan... They are working on a Vulkan Linux driver and have one prototyped, but initially it will be closed-source and the open-sourced later... They also mention that OpenCL support will initially be closed up and then opened later. They already have some basic OpenCL open-source support via the Clover Gallium3D driver, but I imagine they're referring to OpenCL 2.1+ support with SPIR-V alongside Vulkan or the OpenCL Catalyst code.

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