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       amdgpu - AMD RADEON GPU video driver


       Section "Device"
         Identifier "devname"
         Driver "amdgpu"


       amdgpu is an Xorg driver for AMD RADEON-based video cards with the following features:

       · Support for 24-bit pixel depth;
       · RandR support up to version 1.4;
       · 3D acceleration;


       The amdgpu driver supports CI and newer families' video cards.


       Please  refer to xorg.conf(5) for general configuration details.  This section only covers
       configuration details specific to this driver.

       The following driver Options are supported:

       Option "SWcursor" "boolean"
              Selects software cursor.  The default is off.

       Option "Accel" "boolean"
              Enables or disables all hardware acceleration.
              The default is on.

       Option "ZaphodHeads" "string"
              Specify the RandR output(s) to  use  with  zaphod  mode  for  a  particular  driver
              instance.  If you use this option you must use this option for all instances of the
              For example: Option "ZaphodHeads" "LVDS,VGA-0" will assign xrandr outputs LVDS  and
              VGA-0 to this instance of the driver.

       Option "DRI" "integer"
              Define  the  maximum  level  of DRI to enable. Valid values are 2 for DRI2 or 3 for
              DRI3.  The default is 2 for DRI2.

       Option "EnablePageFlip" "boolean"
              Enable DRI2 page flipping.  The default is on.

       Option "TearFree" "boolean"
              Enable tearing prevention using the hardware page flipping mechanism.  This  option
              currently doesn't have any effect for CRTCs using transforms other than rotation or
              reflection. It requires allocating two separate scanout buffers for each  supported
              CRTC.  Enabling this option currently disables Option "EnablePageFlip". The default
              is off.

       Option "AccelMethod" "string"
              Setting this option to none disables use of the glamor  acceleration  architecture.
              In  that  case,  all  2D  rendering  is  done by the CPU, but 3D and video hardware
              acceleration can still work. This is mainly useful for OpenGL driver bring-up.
              The default is to use glamor.

       The following driver Option is supported for glamor :

       Option "ShadowPrimary" "boolean"
              This option enables a so-called "shadow primary" buffer  for  fast  CPU  access  to
              pixel  data, and separate scanout buffers for each display controller (CRTC).  This
              may improve performance for some 2D workloads, potentially at the expense of  other
              (e.g. 3D, video) workloads.  Note in particular that enabling this option currently
              disables page flipping.  The default is off.


       Xorg(1), xorg.conf(5), Xserver(1), X(7)

        1. Wiki page:

        2. Overview about amdgpu development code:

        3. Mailing list:

        4. IRC channel:
           #radeon on

        5. Query the bugtracker for amdgpu bugs:

        6. Submit bugs & patches:


       Authors include:
       Michel Dänzer  
       Alex Deucher