Mesa 23.2 Brings OpenGL 3.1 & OpenGL ES 3.0 Support on Asahi, New RADV Features

This release also brings support for new Vulkan extensions to the RADV driver and improvements for many games.
Mesa 23.2

The Mesa 23.2 open-source graphics stack is the second major release to the Mesa 23 series bringing new features to the RADV Vulkan driver for AMD GPUs, improved Linux gaming, and new Asahi features.

Highlights of Mesa 23.2 include OpenGL 3.1 and OpenGL ES 3.0 on Asahi, support for new Vulkan extension on the Radeon Vulkan driver (RADV), including VK_EXT_attachment_feedback_loop_dynamic_state, VK_EXT_dynamic_rendering_unused_attachments, VK_KHR_fragment_shader_barycentric, VK_KHR_ray_tracing_pipeline, VK_EXT_depth_bias_control, VK_EXT_fragment_shader_interlock, and VK_EXT_pipeline_robustness, as well as support for extendedDynamicState3SampleLocationsEnable.

As expected, Mesa 23.2 brings improvements for numerous video games, including Rise of the Tomb Raider on RDNA 3 GPUs, Blasphemous, Overwatch 2, Borderlands 2, The Long Dark on R600/R700, Elden Ring, Metro Last Light Redux, Trackmania 2020, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Heroes of Might and Magic 5.

Also improved in this release are Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Battlefield 1-5 on RX 7900 XTX, Minecraft, Rogue Legacy 2, Penumbra: Overture, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Deep Rock Galactic, Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Demo, and Gotham Knights video games.

On top of that, Mesa 23.2 brings improvements for DirectX games on Intel HD Graphics 4000 (IVB GT2), the Unigine Heaven benchmarking software on Navi 21, encode/decode support for 10-bit H.264 videos on RadeonSI, the Godot Engine game engine on RadeonSI, the Unreal Engine 5.2 game engine on RADV, as well as the Mozilla Firefox web browser on Freedreno and AMD RX 6600 on Fedora Linux 37.

Mesa 23.2 was released as Mesa 23.2.1 due to the fact that the developers released the 23.2.0 tag by accident a few months ago. You can download Mesa 23.2.1 right now from the project’s GitLab release page, but you should actually wait for this version to arrive in the stable software repositories of your GNU/Linux distribution.

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