To not a lot of surprise compared to the world of proprietary graphics drivers on Windows where once the support is retired the Driver releases stop, old open-source Linux OpenGL drivers are found to be better maintained. From a report: Blender Developers working on shipping Blender 2.80 this July as the big update to this open-source 3D modeling software today rolled out the Linux GPU requirements for this next release. The requirements themselves aren't too surprising and cover NVIDIA GPUs released in the last ten years, AMD GCN for best support, and Intel Haswell graphics or newer. In the case of NVIDIA graphics they tend to do a good job maintaining their legacy driver branches. With the AMD Radeon and Intel graphics, Blender developers acknowledge older hardware may work better on Linux.
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