AMD Rolls Out AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 Graphics Driver for Linux to Support More GPUs
Today, December 8, 2016, AMD announced the general availability for download of the latest AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 proprietary graphics driver for Linux-based operating systems.
Shipping with FreeSync support and DirectGMA for OpenGL, the AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 graphics driver provides support for some GNC 1.0 GPUs from the Southern Islands series, namely AMD Radeon R7 M465X, AMD Radeon R7 M370, and AMD Radeon R7 M350.
Additionally, the AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 graphics driver includes install scripts for the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, CentOS 7.3, CentOS 6.8, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 Service Pack 2, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 operating systems.
Also: AMD strengthens gaming and VR on Linux with graphics improvements
The developers of Kingdom Come: Deliverance [Official Site, Kickstarter] have put out a Kickstarter update. The bad news is that the Linux version of Kingdom Come: Deliverance will not be a day-1 release.
This was quite obvious from their lack of communication about the Linux version, but it's still sad to see it written up now.
I have to hand it to the guys working on Albion Online, they certainly are putting the effort in to polish the game up for a big release. The big 'Faye' update has landed and it's huge.
Note: I still suggest waiting until the beta ends, since players will be wiped.
Toward the end of November was a discussion that started about potentially dropping all of the FBDEV Linux kernel drivers that are currently in the staging area, but it doesn't look like that will go through, at least until the relevant hardware has seen basic DRM driver ports.