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News about Panfrost Arm Mali Graphics Driver and OpenGL

Postby m040601 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:17 pm

Quoting an old 2019 locked topic, viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13574


... I am absolutely surprised that a search in the forums for the term "panfrost" turns up ZERO results.

For those of you who don't know what Panfrost is, it is an open source driver for the Mali Midgard (and bifrost) GPU chipsets that was recently merged into the upstream mesa codebase.



But in June 2021,

[Panfrost Gallium3D Driver For Open-Source Arm Mali Graphics Now Has OpenGL ES 3.1 - Phoronix](https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... nGL-ES-3.1)

...Arm's Midgard 2nd Gen taps out at OpenGL ES 3.1 while Midgard 3rd/4th Gen and Bifrost are ultimately capable of OpenGL ES 3.2 once this open-source driver support has been wired up....


This is very interesting news, for those of us, who insist on using Arch Linux ARM with a lot of perfectly capable old hardware like chromebooks etc.

For reference:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali_(GPU)
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