The Mesa 3D Graphics Library

Open source implementations of OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Vulkan, OpenCL, and more!

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Featured APIs

OpenGL

OpenGL is a cross-platform, industry standard graphics programming API for 3D graphics.

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OpenGL ES

OpenGL ES is the mobile subset of OpenGL. It's supported on all major mobile platforms, and is also the base for WebGL.

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Vulkan

Vulkan is the next-generation graphics programming API from The Khronos® Group.

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EGL

EGL is an interface between Khronos rendering APIs such as OpenGL or OpenVG and the underlying native platform window system.

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OpenMAX

OpenMAX is a non-proprietary and royalty-free cross-platform set of C-language programming interfaces, provides abstractions for processing of audio, video, and still images.

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OpenCL

OpenCL is a framework for writing programs that execute across heterogeneous platforms consisting of CPUs, GPUs, DSPs, FPGAs and other processors or hardware accelerators.

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VDPAU

VDPAU is the Video Decode and Presentation API for UNIX. It provides an interface to video decode acceleration and presentation hardware present in modern GPUs.

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VA API

VA API is an open-source library and API specification, which provides access to graphics hardware acceleration capabilities for video processing.

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XvMC

XvMC is an extension of the X video extension (Xv) for the X Window System. The XvMC API allows video programs to offload portions of the video decoding process to the GPU hardware.

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Note

Even though Mesa provides implementations of the APIs listed above, not all combinations of drivers and APIs are formally conformant to their respective specifications.


AMD R600

The R600 driver supports AMD's Radeon HD 2000 GPU series. It's officially supported by AMD, and is one of two Linux drivers for the hardware.

AMD RadeonSI

The RadeonSI driver supports AMD's Southern Island GPUs and later. It's officially supported by AMD, and is one of two Linux drivers for the hardware.

AMD RADV

The AMD RADV driver supports AMD's Southern Island GPUs and later. It's not officially supported by AMD, but it's based on public information provided by AMD.

Broadcom V3D

The V3D driver supports Broadcom's VC5 and later GPUs, which is found in the Raspberry Pi 4. It's officially supported by Broadcom, and is the official Linux driver for the hardware.

Broadcom VC4

The VC4 driver supports Broadcom's VC4 GPU, which is found among other other things in most of the Raspberry Pis. It's officially supported by Broadcom, and is one of two Linux drivers for the hardware. More information…

Etnaviv

The Etnaviv driver supports the Vivante GCxxx series of embedded GPUs. It's a reverse-engineered, community-developed driver, and is not endorsed by Vivante. More information…

Freedreno

The Freedreno driver supports the Qualcomm Adreno GPUs, from the A2xx series to the A6xx series. It's a reverse-engineered, community-developed driver, and is not endorsed by Qualcomm. More information…

Intel ANV

The ANV vulkan driver supports Intel's Gen 7 hardware and later. It's officially supported by Intel and is their official Vulkan driver for Linux. More information…

Intel i965

The i965 driver supports Intel's Gen 4 hardware and later. It's officially supported by Intel and is their default OpenGL driver for Linux. More information…

Intel Iris

The Iris driver supports Intel's Gen 8 hardware and later. It's officially supported by Intel and is their next-generation Linux OpenGL driver. More information…

Lima

Lima is a free and open source driver for the ARM Mali-4xx family of GPUs. It's reverse-engineered, community-developed driver, and is not endorsed by ARM. More information…

LLVMPipe

The LLVMPipe driver is a high-performance software renderer. It's useful for systems without a dedicated GPU, or in the process of bringing up a platform. It uses LLVM as a code-generator to dynamically compile efficient machine code for the CPU. More information…

Nouveau

The Nouveau drivers supports a large set of NVIDIA chips, ranging from NV04 found in the Riva TNT card to NVF0 found in the GeForce GTX 780, as well as most of the Tegra GPUs. It's a reverse-engineered, community-developed driver, and is not endorsed by NVIDIA. More information…

Panfrost

Panfrost is a free and open source driver for the ARM Mali Midgard and Bifrost GPUs. It's reverse-engineered, community-developed driver, and is not endorsed by ARM. More information…

VirGL

The VirGL driver is a virtual GPU driver for sharing a GPU with a host for virtual machines. It uses OpenGL or OpenGL ES on the host to accelerate rendering. More information…

Zink

The Zink driver is a Gallium driver that emits Vulkan API calls instead of targeting a specific GPU architecture. This can be used to get full desktop OpenGL support on devices that only support Vulkan. More information…

AMD R200

The R200 driver supports AMD's Radeon R200 GPU series. Due to the age of the hardware, it's no longer very actively developed, and it's entirely community maintained.

AMD R300

The R300 driver supports AMD's Radeon R300 GPU series. Due to the age of the hardware, it's no longer very actively developed, and it's entirely community maintained.

i915

The i915 driver supports Intel's GMA 916G as well as the i830, i845 and i865 integrated GPU series. Due to the age of the hardware, it's no longer very actively developed, and it's entirely community maintained.


Latest news

Mesa 20.1.8 is released

September 16, 2020

Mesa 20.1.8 is released. This is a bug fix release.
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Mesa 20.1.7 is released

September 2, 2020

Mesa 20.1.7 is released. This is a bug fix release.
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Mesa 20.1.6 is released

August 19, 2020

Mesa 20.1.6 is released. This is a bug fix release.
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