Today, Raspberry Pi announced the launch of the highly anticipated Raspberry Pi 5 computer, which has a significant step up in performance and capabilities from its predecessor, including twice the speed of the Raspberry Pi 4.
“Working with the Raspberry Pi is a great experience”, said Iago Toral of Igalia’s Graphics development team. “They understand open source and are fully committed to continue developing and supporting upstream drivers.”
We at Igalia are very proud of our participation in this effort. Our work includes contributing conformant OpenGL ES 3.1 and Vulkan 1.2 drivers for the VideoCore VII Broadcom GPU that ships with the Raspberry Pi 5. These Open Source drivers will soon be available in the upstream Mesa and Linux kernel repositories.
If you’re interested in the development of the driver stack for Raspberry Pi, including the new Raspberry Pi 5, then look forward to “On-going challenges in the Raspberry Pi driver stack: OpenGL 3, Vulkan and more” at XDC 2023 this October.