AMDGPU-PRO Driver for Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Linux® Release Notes


This article provides information on the latest version of the AMDGPU-Pro Driver for Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition on Linux®.

AMDGPU-PRO Driver for Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition 17.20 Highlights

    • Provides support for Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition
    • Ubuntu 16.04.2 and RHEL 7.3/CentOS 7.3 installations incorporate the ROCm component that can be optionally installed for running Compute/OpenCL applications – any other version of ROCm is not currently supported.

Known Issues

    • System hangs are observed sometimes during wake on performing S3
    • Failure observed while running Specviewperf10 ensight test under Ubuntu
    • Occasional hang observed while playing Hitman and Rust
    • When using Freesync, system reboots automatically while running the Heaven/Valley benchmark
    • Corruption observed in F1 2015
    • Installation of AMDGPU-PRO drivers on Ubuntu 16.04.3 will likely result in issues, such as black screen hang or defaulting to a lower graphics mode without acceleration.  This also applies to Ubuntu 16.04.2 users who have been upgraded to 16.04.3.
      Existing users of Ubuntu 16.04.2 with AMDGPU-PRO may experience the same problems after updating their system.  Please refer to this advisory for details.

Package Contents

    • AMDGPU-Pro for Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition Driver
    • ROCm Platform 1.5 in supported distributions (Ubuntu 16.04.2, RedHat Enterprise Linux® 7.3 and CentOS 7.3)

The AMDGPU-Pro Driver for Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition Driver can be downloaded from the following links:

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Installing the AMDGPU-Pro Driver for Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition

For detailed instructions on how to Install or Uninstall the AMDGPU-PRO driver for Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition, please refer to the following KB articles, according to the operating system of choice:

To use AMD driver in this driver stack for use with Vulkan™, the LunarG Vulkan loader needs to be installed, please refer to the following support KB article for instructions:

How to Install LunarG Vulkan SDK for Ub​untu​

AMD Radeon™ Product Compatibility

This AMDGPU-Pro Driver is only compatible with Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition – no other products are supported.

Compatible Operating Systems

    • RedHat Enterprise Linux 7.3 (64-bit version)
    • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.9 (64-bit version)
    • CentOS 7.3 (64-bit version)
    • CentOS 6.9 (64-bit version)
    • Ubuntu 16.04.2 (64-bit version)
    • SLED/SLES 12 SP2 (64-bit version)

Base Feature Support

    • Supported APIs:
      • OpenGL 4.5 and GLX 1.4
      • OpenCL™1.2
      • Vulkan™ 1.0
    • Basic display features
    • Basic power management features
    • Note: AMD does not perform QA validation for S4 (hibernation) function as it is highly platform dependent.
    • ​KMS (Kernel Mode Setting) and ADF (Atomic Display Framework) support
    • GPL compliant kernel module
    • AMD FirePro™ Features (EDID Management and 30-bit color)
    • FreeSync support (Please refer to this FAQ​ for more information)
    • DirectGMA for OpenGL
    • Install script and native packages for all supported operating systems

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