MESA 17.1.2 comes with 70 enhancements for Linux gaming

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The MESA 3D developer Juan A. Suarez Romero has been in charge of announcing this new release that is ready for download. This is the second maintenance update that the version has had TABLE 17.1 3D Graphics Library on this stable branch. This is good news for the improvement of graphics in Linux, and above all it will affect those who love video games and use this open source graphics library that we have talked so much about in this blog on other occasions ...

MESA 17.1.2 arrives only two weeks after the release of version 17.1.1, but despite the short development time it arrives strong, since it implements nothing more and nothing less than 70 changes logged in their changelog that affect those who use AMD and Intel GPUs to improve the experience of these users. It is not a negligible amount of improvements, on the contrary, a good number of them that join the entire development path that this project has undergone over the last few years.

Some of the changes made are corrections of small problems found in previous versions, such as some related to memory, Intel i965 chipsets, RadeonSI (GFX9), Freedreno, R100, R200, and Radeon RADV Vulkan drivers. As we can see, the GPUs integrated in SoCs for mobile devices have also been able to enjoy the memories, such as those used by Qualcomm and that in its day they were owned by ATI (now owned by AMD and that surely they are regretting having yielded them to the giant Qualcomm seen the success).

All systems that use MESA 3D will benefit from these changes, which, as we have said, are mostly bug fixes, that not only includes GNU / Linux, but also other systems based on the Linux kernel that also make use of MESA, such as This is the case of Google's Android, and some also affect the famous graphic server Wayland, which is intended to replace the X complex. That said, if you want to download the latest version of MESA 3D with these changes to improve your graphics stack, you can do so from various sources. And for more information in the official project website.


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