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AMD expands graphics support for Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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AMD has released the AMDGPU-PRO 16.40 graphics driver with support for Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The updated driver emerges over two months after the release of the previous graphics driver and is built for various AMD Radeon R-series GPUs.

The latest AMDGPU-PRO version supports 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as well as RHEL 7.2. It also includes support for APIs such as OpenGL 4.5 and GLX 1.4, OpenCL 1.2, Vulkan 1.0, VDPAU and Vulkan support for DOTA2. Additionally, there is an option to install script and Debian packages for Ubuntu 16.04.

In addition to its expansion of Linux operating systems, AMDGPU-PRO 16.40 driver includes support for AMD Radeon R9 M485X, R7 M465, R7 M460, R7 M445 and R7 M440. The updated driver also comes with FirePro features such as EDID management and 30-bit color support.

AMD has acknowledged some limitations alongside the upgraded support on the new graphics driver. It lags which producing graphics for Company of Heroes 2 game and on certain platforms, make users unable to log in to the system after its installation.

You can download the updated AMD graphics by visiting its global support website. The site also offers the same driver package for RHEL 6.8.