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FreeSync functionality will arrive in Linux Kernel 4.21 in March 2019



FreeSync functionality will arrive in Linux Kernel 4.21 in March 2019


Although we have recently been talking about the Linux kernel 4.20more specifically talking about the mitigation performance penalty STIBP (Single Thread indirectly Branch predictors) and its evolution to WIP conditionally STIBPnow we are talking about what will be its successor in March and that will add a long-awaited function by users of Linux with graphics cards amd. We talk about the implementation of Free Sync in controller AMDGPU DRM.

This will come in order to support various implementations of VESA adaptive Syncas they are Free Sync and HDMI Variable Refresh Ratewhich came with HDMI 2.1 natively. With the integration of this support in the standard controller, there is no need to use the controller AMDGPU-PRO to enjoy the support Free Syncwhich, in our opinion, should have come much earlier given that the appearance of monitors with amd FreeSync dates from 2014.

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Be that as it may, the inclusion of this code in the Linux kernel 4.21 main line between the end of December 2018 and the beginning of January 2019, while the Linux kernel 4.21 would come out in March with said compatibility already debugged and working 100%. Undoubtedly, this addition together with the growing compatibility of games with Linux thanks to the initiative of Valve with his Steam Playwill make Linux a more attractive platform for lovers of Open Source.