We are proud to announce that, after a lot of effort from our teams and especially from our team of developers, Mageia offers an improved experience for gamers, digital content creators, video editing and all multimedia.
We have taken a step forward, by offering a way to easily download and install two packages for AMD graphics cards, which offer some advanced features such as the activation of opencl for performance improvement in processes such as rendering in Blender and other 3D tools like CAD and PCB tools,and processing modules in Darktable, Steam games, Gimp, Libreoffice and any other application that requires these advanced features.
You can also find in Mageia a good catalogue of applications for content creation, and many others for playing the latest games as well as native linux games directly in our repositories.
In addition to adding an easy way to have opencl with these two packages for AMD graphics, Mageia has one of the best tools in the GNU/Linux universe for computers with NVIDIA-INTEL hybrid graphics. Mageia-prime makes it easy to switch between graphics cards on the same computer with a simple, one-click interface (more information about Mageia-Prime).
You should consider:
– The package amdgpupro-opencl-orca (More information here!) downloads AMD libraries for ie. Grenada XT, Carrizo and Polaris.
– The amdgpupro-opencl-pal package (More information here!) downloads AMD libraries for i.e. Banded Kestrel, Picasso and Vega.
To install it you have two options:
– From the MCC -> “Install & Remove Software” window, you must change both drop-down filters on the left of “Find:” to “All” and then search for the “amdgpupro-opencl-pal” or “amdgpupro-opencl-orca” package and install it.
– From a terminal as “root” user by typing: “urpmi amdgpupro-opencl-pal” or “urpmi amdgpupro-opencl-orca”.
Thinking of all users who work in these areas or want to have a good gaming experience with Mageia, we offer with this implementation full support for the two main options in graphics performance at the moment.
We hope this will contribute to improve the user experience with our great open source operating system!