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  • OpenSWR High Performance Software Rasterizer Lands In Mesa

    Intel's OpenSWR high-performance software rasterizer that's an alternative to LLVMpipe has landed in mainline Mesa.

    OpenSWR is a performant software rasterizer developed by Intel that in their workloads is much faster than using LLVMpipe for rendering OpenGL on x86 CPUs. If this is your first time hearing about OpenSWR, read our earlier articles on the matter: Intel Is Making A High-Performance Software Rasterizer For Mesa and OpenSWR High-Performance Software Rasterizer Revised For Mesa.

  • AMD Sends Out Big Patch Series For HSA/OpenCL Interop Support

    AMD's Marek Olšák sent out a set of 26 patches this morning for preparing the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver to have interoperability support between OpenGL and HSA/OpenCL.

  • AMD Publishes OpenVX AMDOVX Open-Source Beta

    The latest fruits of AMD's GPUOpen initiative is the open-sourcing of a beta of AMDOVX.

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