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Arcturus GPU Codename Revealed by AMD


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While Phoronix is the source, this is not news coming from a Linux patch, but instead from the site's forums, which some AMD representatives are active on. The original post from user bridgman, an AMD Linux liaison, was in the thread for a news item covering new interrupt rings being added for the Vega 10 GPU, in response to another forum user sharing their opinion on AMD GPU codenames, and how it move from codenames being separate from marketing names, to now the codenames and marketing names are related. (You find the codename Vega10 GPU in the RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 graphics cards, and I have seen this lead to confusion.) His statement was that AMD are going back to real codenames when possible, returning to a "the name vaguely suggests HW generation so it will be easier to remember in the future" model. The first of these codenames is Arcturus, a star in the Bootes constellation, following the pattern of Polaris, Vega, and Navi.

At this point, all we have is this next name Arcturus, and nothing more. It and others may start appearing in Linux drivers though, as a means to allow earlier enablement, but as these codenames are separate from the marketing name, this enablement will not expose any additional information. Although, bridgman did also state the names are picked randomly from the category of bright stars, in case anyone was curious.

Source: Phoronix



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