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  • RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Can Now Handle Gears

    Phoronix: RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Can Now Handle Gears

    It turns out that minutes after writing AMD Open-Source S.I. Botched, Hope For The Future, a number of "RadeonSI" Gallium3D driver commits landed in mainline Mesa...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE1MDE

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    Thanks Christian. I don't have any SI hardware yet (6850 is my best for now), but I have high hopes for the future of these chips and their non-VLIW architecture.

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    • #3
      The other big issue was a couple of instructions that weren't being handled properly in the new shader compiler, which Tom fixed late last week :

      http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mes...ec5c03cdfcd163

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      • #4
        Most of the infrastructure is already in place and has been for a while now for a relatively complete 3D driver. At this point it's mostly just a matter of narrowing down the failures and fixing bugs.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by agd5f View Post
          At this point it's mostly just a matter of narrowing down the failures and fixing bugs.
          ... and *that* gets a lot easier when you can actually see stuff on the screen

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          • #6
            Milestone...

            We can say now that radeonsi has hit the 'glxgears Milestone' !

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            • #7
              Great work!

              Btw, did I got it right that with GCN the shader compiler is easier (not easy!)
              to optimize compared to previous architectures?

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              • #8
                Im very happy for all S.I. owner. But was not Christian König working on Video Acceleration and try to implement UVD? Is this work now dead?

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                • #9
                  awesome i think i will reactivate my 7770 buy for september [i canceled the purchase 1 month ago cuz i can't simply tolerate using fglrx ever again] but now glamor and glxgears is the time

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nille View Post
                    Im very happy for all S.I. owner. But was not Christian König working on Video Acceleration and try to implement UVD? Is this work now dead?
                    not UVD[this is drm mined and is very very unlike to be worked on] but video decode on shaders

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jrch2k8 View Post
                      not UVD[this is drm mined and is very very unlike to be worked on] but video decode on shaders
                      No he was also working on an UVD implementation but it was never clear if it can be released. I have talked with him around November 2011.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by entropy View Post
                        Btw, did I got it right that with GCN the shader compiler is easier (not easy!) to optimize compared to previous architectures?
                        Two part answer :

                        1. Yes, we believe so

                        2. One of the changes we made during initial SI support was moving from a fairly simple "shader assembler" to an llvm-based compiler, which will hopefully be doing some of that optimizing already.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Nille View Post
                          No he was also working on an UVD implementation but it was never clear if it can be released. I have talked with him around November 2011.
                          my bad you are right but i guess is still under NDA so he can't publish it or was rejected or is on hold until he get done some more important stuff first

                          anyway sorry i didn't look deep enough before posting
                          have a nice day XD

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                          • #14
                            Great news! I'm considering high end GCN-based card. Thank you, all open source driver developers!

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                            • #15
                              Finally! We can now subsidize the windows catalyst driver with 95% of our support money by purchase hd7000 hardware for the open-source driver Radeon.
                              What a bad joke purchase fascist-corporatism hardware from AMD,Intel,Nvidia is the best way inflict maximum harm to oneself.
                              The radeon driver is sadly only a alibi driver in the fascist-corporatism game against the humanity.

                              But sure the consumer zombies will spend money on their own butcher even if they know the truth.

                              Criticism is not welcome because its bad for business and money makes the world turn around.

                              And now back to the commercial public relationship brainwashing bullshit.

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