Radeon™ Software for Linux® with Vulkan® 1.1 support


Release Date: March 7th, 2018

This knowledge base article provides information on this version of the Radeon™ Software for Linux® driver.

Radeon™ Software for Linux® Driver 17.50 Highlights

    • Enables Vulkan® 1.1 support
      • Closed source driver conformant with the Vulkan® 1.1 Specification
      • Open source driver is based on the Vulkan® 1.1 Specification and will be submitted to the Khronos Conformance Process. Current conformance status can be found at www.khronos.org/conformance.
    • Delivers amdgpu-pro and amdgpu-all-open stacks using the same packaging infrastructure
    • Large Page Support is enabled by default

Known Issues

    • Corruption is observed while resizing terminal window in Ubuntu 16.04.3 – this is a kernel issue and is expected to be fixed with Ubuntu 16.04.4
    • Fatal Error occurred while performing Workbench StoryboardGraphics on Ansys 18.1

Package Contents

    • AMDGPU All-Open and AMDGPU-Pro Driver
    • ROCm Platform 1.6 in supported distributions

The Radeon™ Software for Linux® Driver can be downloaded from the following links:

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Installing the Radeon™ Software for Linux® Driver

For detailed instructions on how to install or uninstall the Radeon™ Software for Linux® Driver, please refer to the following KB article:

To use the Vulkan® driver in this stack, Vulkan® SDK version needs to be installed. The SDK can be downloaded from: https://vulkan.lunarg.com/sdk/home

AMD Radeon™ Product Compatibility

The Radeon™ Software for Linux® Driver is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Product Family Compatibility
Radeon™ RX Vega Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ Pro WX-series
Radeon™ Vega Frontier EditionAMD FirePro™ W9100
Radeon™ RX 550/560/570/580 Series GraphicsAMD FirePro™ W8100
AMD Radeon™ RX 460/470/480 GraphicsAMD FirePro™ W7100
AMD Radeon™ Pro DuoAMD FirePro™ W5100
AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury/Fury X/Nano GraphicsAMD FirePro™ W4300
AMD Radeon™ R9 380/380X/390/390X GraphicsAMD FirePro™ W4100
AMD Radeon™ R9 285/290/290X GraphicsAMD FirePro™ W2100
AMD Radeon™ R7 240/250/250X/260/260X/350AMD FirePro™ W600
AMD Radeon™ HD7700/7800/8500/8600AMD FirePro™ S-Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 360 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ Pro WX 9100
AMD Radeon™ R5 340

Compatible Operating Systems

    • RedHat Enterprise Linux 7.4 (64-bit version)
    • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.9 (64-bit version)
    • CentOS 7.4 (64-bit version)
    • CentOS 6.9 (64-bit version)
    • Ubuntu 16.04.3 (64-bit version)

Base Feature Support

    • Supported APIs:
      • OpenGL 4.5 and GLX 1.4
      • OpenCL™ 1.2
      • Vulkan® 1.1
    • 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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