Phoronix: Marek Lands Radeon Gallium3D MSAA Changes
Marek Olšák, the prolific independent contributor to Mesa/Gallium3D and the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver, has landed a number of commits today in Mesa pertaining to MSAA, a.k.a. multi-sample anti-aliasing for newer Radeon GPUs...
Code:OpenGL vendor string: X.Org OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD JUNIPER OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 8.1-devel (git-cf76edd) OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
Looks like we need the forward compatible context support/deprecations (I've seen what I believe are commits related to this in mesa-dev), UBOs (almost done?), and Texture Buffer Objects (which I'm assuming is only done for i965).Code:GLSL 1.40 needs UBOs (in progress) Forward compatibile context support/deprecations not started Instanced drawing (GL_ARB_draw_instanced) DONE (i965, gallium, swrast) Buffer copying (GL_ARB_copy_buffer) DONE (i965, r300, r600, swrast) Primitive restart (GL_NV_primitive_restart) DONE (i965, r600) 16 vertex texture image units DONE Texture buffer objs (GL_ARB_texture_buffer_object) needs GL3.1 enabling (i965) Rectangular textures (GL_ARB_texture_rectangle) DONE (i965, r300, r600, swrast) Uniform buffer objs (GL_ARB_uniform_buffer_object) DONE (i965) Signed normalized textures (GL_EXT_texture_snorm) DONE (i965, r300, r600)
This is quite huge, we've been waiting for it for 3 years now.
Regarding 6000/5000 generation, I'll probably buy one when it's actually faster (across the board) than the 4000 generation for the FOSS drivers. But now there's simply no point.
Last edited by Azpegath; 08-15-2012 at 04:34 PM.
It needs a recent libdrm (>=2.4.38) and 3.5 or 3.6 kernel IIRC (I have 3.6)
Code:--with-dri-driverdir=/usr/lib/xorg/modules/dri \ --with-gallium-drivers=r600 \ --with-dri-drivers= \ --with-egl-platforms=x11,drm,wayland \ --enable-texture-float \ --enable-gles1 \ --enable-gles2 \ --enable-egl \ --enable-xorg \ --enable-xa \ --enable-vdpau \ --enable-gallium-g3dvl \ --enable-glx-tls \ --enable-glu \ --enable-gbm \ --enable-gallium-gbm \ --enable-shared-glapi \ --enable-xorg \ --enable-gallium-llvm \ --enable-openvg \ --enable-gallium-egl \ --enable-osmesa \ --enable-r600-llvm-compiler