> On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 10:49:53AM -0400, Joe Gidi wrote: >> >> > On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 09:08:12PM +1000, Jonathan Gray wrote: >> >> drivers/gpu/drm/amd in linux has over 1.5 million lines of code. >> Which >> >> is multiple times larger than the complete OpenBSD kernel source... >> >> Thanks for this update! >> >> Just to clarify, before I spend a bunch of money on new hardware, should >> I >> be able to use a Radeon R7 250 to drive a 4k monitor via DisplayPort >> with >> this updated driver? >> >> Thanks again, > > It appears that 'R7 250' can mean either a cape verde or oland radeon > depending on the model. Both are GCN parts. > > 4k 30Hz should be possible with HDMI, 4k 60Hz on HDMI requires HDMI 2.0 > Both claim support for displayport 1.2 which should be able to do > 4k 60Hz. HDMI 2.0 seems to only be on later hardware with DCE >= 11 > carrizo (not carrizo-l which is mullins), polaris etc. > > With the low end radeons displayport is sometimes only available on > oem models of cards sold as options for systems marketed as business > desktops or workstations. > > And as mentioned earlier for acceleration you'll currently have to build > a different version of Mesa than what OpenBSD releases/snapshots ship > with.
Hi Jonathan, Thanks for the detailed answer! As best I can tell from wading through the mess of marketing names and specifications, accelerated 4k video is currently not an option with Radeon cards; the older cards don't support high-enough resolutions, and the newer ones don't have acceleration support yet due to the Mesa problem. Looks like I might need to buy an Intel machine or wait for the Mesa issues to get resolved. Thanks again, Joe -- Joe Gidi j...@entropicblur.com "You cannot buy skill." -- Ross Seyfried