Open Source AMDGPU and Radeon Linux Drivers Bring TearFree, DRI3 by Default

And now for the new features, as both drivers are now shipping with the “TearFree” options, which prevents tearing for all display configurations and it’s very effective with RandR 1.4 slave output and random RandR transforms. However, users should keep in mind that the “TearFree” options work only with the latest X.Org Server. Another thing to get excited for is the enablement of DRI3 by default, but, as expected, it will only work with versions of the X.Org Sever higher than 1.18.3. Additionally, the DRI3 feature requires GLAMOR to be enabled as well. Moreover, there’s now support for DRI3/Present asynchronous page flips, but you must run a recent Linux kernel version.

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