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    Default AMD "Kaveri" APU Linux Review, Benchmarks Next Week

    Phoronix: AMD "Kaveri" APU Linux Review, Benchmarks Next Week

    News on AMD's "Kaveri" APU is trickling out this week from CES, besides the facts that have long been known about this "Richland" APU successor. The launch date is officially next week and there will be Linux/open-source performance testing and results to follow...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU2MjM

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: AMD "Kaveri" APU Linux Review, Benchmarks Next Week

    News on AMD's "Kaveri" APU is trickling out this week from CES, besides the facts that have long been known about this "Richland" APU successor. The launch date is officially next week and there will be Linux/open-source performance testing and results to follow...
    Please include ArchLinux (e.g. via Antergos) in the testing loop, in order to test the out-of-box-experience via the latest stable software out in the wild. Especially OpenCL-tests via the proprietary driver (also installable via package management on Arch; also install catalyst-hook to auto-compile the kernel module) would be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleid View Post
    Please include ArchLinux (e.g. via Antergos) in the testing loop, in order to test the out-of-box-experience via the latest stable software out in the wild. Especially OpenCL-tests via the proprietary driver (also installable via package management on Arch; also install catalyst-hook to auto-compile the kernel module) would be interesting.
    Arch Linux likely won't be tested without much premium/donor requests for it since generally takes slightly longer to setup than other distros (sans Manjaro) and can easily test latest kernel/Mesa/etc on Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.

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    Default Maybe not Linux ready

    They didn't sent you the new APUs maybe because Kaveri APU drivers are not yet that mature for Linux. Just a guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Arch Linux likely won't be tested without much premium/donor requests for it since generally takes slightly longer to setup than other distros (sans Manjaro) and can easily test latest kernel/Mesa/etc on Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.
    Antergos takes about 5 minutes to install and uses vanilla arch packages directly from the AL main repos.

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    AMD with traditional lack of interest on linux, especially on privative drivers (and this drivers its a only option for kaveri users because GCN opensource drivers dont same equal with privative drivers, and AMD dont free enough information about GCN for fears with competence)

    Maybe for AMD windows give more benefits than linux


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    Quote Originally Posted by ifadey View Post
    They didn't sent you the new APUs maybe because Kaveri APU drivers are not yet that mature for Linux. Just a guess
    I think the main reason why they don't send it is because you always show how much their driver (open or close) suck in Linux. They obviously don't show a proper support for Linux so why should they bother with phoronix.

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    Valve saying AMD is not supported and they are waiting for improvements even though the current Catalyst is included in SteamOS says it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguinpc View Post
    AMD dont free enough information about GCN for fears with competence
    Oh no, competence! We can't have any of that!

    Maybe you wanted to say "competition"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Arch Linux likely won't be tested without much premium/donor requests for it since generally takes slightly longer to setup than other distros (sans Manjaro) and can easily test latest kernel/Mesa/etc on Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.
    That's why I mentioned Antergos. It's ArchLinux, nicely preconfigured with only a hand full of extra packages. Installable via a few clicks, as Ubuntu.

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