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René Rebe Patches the Linux Kernel for "World's First" Look at a Radeon RX 6700XT on a RISC-V PC

Gareth Halfacree,

Computer scientist René Rebe has patched the Linux kernel to bring support for AMD's RDNA2-based Radeon RX 6700XT graphics card to RISC-V systems — starting with the HiFive Unmatched board.

"[It] took only 10 hours to debug and proof-of-concept patch the Linux kernel to support [the] additional requirements of AMDGPU for RISCV64 to use the newly arrived RX 6700XT Navy Flounder [graphics card]," Rebe explains of his work, "w[ith] additional VAAPI hardware accelerated video encoding on the HiFive SiFive Unmatched board!"

AMD Radeon RX 6700XT is now compatible with SiFive's HiFive Unleashed

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