AMD ex­pands graph­ics sup­port for Ubuntu and Red Hat En­ter­prise Linux

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AMD has re­leased the AMDGPUPRO 16.40 graph­ics driver with sup­port for Ubuntu and Red Hat En­ter­prise Linux (RHEL). The up­dated driver has emerged over two months af­ter the re­lease of the pre­vi­ous graph­ics driver, and is built for var­i­ous AMD Radeon R-se­ries GPUs.

The lat­est AMDGPU-PRO ver­sion sup­ports 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as well as RHEL 7.2. It also in­cludes sup­port for APIs such as OpenGL 4.5 and GLX 1.4, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan 1.0, VDPAU and Vulkan sup­port for DOTA2. Ad­di­tion­ally, there is an op­tion to in­stall script and De­bian pack­ages for Ubuntu 16.04.

In ad­di­tion to its sup­port to an ex­pand­ing range of Linux op­er­at­ing sys­tems, the AMDGPU-PRO 16.40 driver in­cludes sup­port for AMD Radeon R9 M485X, R7 M465, R7 M460, R7 M445 and R7 M440. The up­dated driver also comes with FirePro fea­tures such as EDID man­age­ment and 30-bit colour sup­port.

AMD has ac­knowl­edged some lim­i­ta­tions along­side the up­graded sup­port on the new graph­ics driver. It lags while pro­duc­ing graph­ics for the ‘Com­pany of He­roes 2’ game and, on cer­tain plat­forms, users are un­able to log in to the sys­tem af­ter its in­stal­la­tion.

You can down­load the up­dated AMD graph­ics by vis­it­ing its global sup­port web­site. The site also of­fers the same driver pack­age for RHEL 6.8.

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