Linux 5.9 official release supports AMD RDNA 2 for the first time and provides more new hardware support.

Linus Torvalds has just released a stable version of Linux 5.9. Linux 5.9 as a fall 2020 kernel update, there are many exciting improvements, including initial support for the upcoming Radioon RX 6000 “RDNA 2” graphics card, initial support for Intel Rocket Lake graphics, NVMe partition namespace (ZNS) support, various storage improvements, IBM initial compatibility in the POWER10 CPU, build with FSGSBASE instructions, 32-bit x86 Clang, and more.

To learn more, see the Linux 5.9 feature overview for many changes to this kernel.

Linux 5.9 official release supports AMD RDNA 2 for the first time and provides more new hardware support.

Linus Torvalds wrote in his 5.9 announcement: “I had hoped that last week’s change would be less, but at the same time there seems to be nothing particularly scary about it, just a few more commits and more line changes than I would have liked.” “

The release of Linux 5.9 means that the development of the next major version of Linux 5.10 is in full progress and is now in the process of being merged for its two weeks. For Linux 5.10, there are many more hardware support additions and other improvements on the road.