AMD Patches Linux for RDNA 4 GPUs, Hinting at a Possible Arrival of RX 8000-Series Graphics Cards in 2024


AMD has released new patches for the AMDGPU Linux kernel graphics driver, enabling some IP blocks that presumably belong to graphics processors based on the company’s next-generation RDNA 4 architecture.

Each IP block, ATHUB, LSDMA, IH, and HDP, is crucial for the operation of a graphics processor. These updates suggest that AMD follows a component-by-component strategy for updating its open-source Linux graphics driver for new GPU architectures.

The substantial version updates for these IP blocks strongly suggest their association with the RDNA 4 graphics architecture rather than further enhancements to the RDNA 3 series.

Read More: AMD posts Linux patches to enabled RDNA 4 GPUs — could RX 8000-series graphics cards actually arrive in 2024?