AMD Patches For OpenMAX HEVC/H.265 Decoding

Gallium3D's VA-API state tracker has already supported H.265/HEVC video decoding as well as the support being in Gallium3D VDPAU too with it being supported by Radeon's open-source UVD code. Rounding out the API video-accelerated decode coverage of H.265 is now OpenMAX support.

31 August 10:12 AM EDT - Mesa - OMX State Tracker - 13 Comments
OpenSUSE 42.2 Beta 1 Released

For those using openSUSE Leap rather than the Tumbleweed rolling-release flavor, the Leap 42.2 Beta 1 release is now available for your testing pleasure.

31 August 09:02 AM EDT - SUSE - openSUSE 42.2 - 2 Comments

30 August

Fedora 25 Alpha Released With Wayland By Default

After originally being delayed, Fedora 25 Alpha made it out today for those wanting to test this initial development snapshot of this next version of the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution that is aiming to use Wayland by default.

30 August 10:26 AM EDT - Fedora - Fedora 25 - 38 Comments
GCN 1.0 / Southern Islands On AMDGPU Takes Another Step Forward

Many Phoronix readers appear excited about the forthcoming GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" support for the AMDGPU DRM driver as an alternative to the Radeon DRM. With the newer AMDGPU DRM support will eventually mean Vulkan and AMDGPU-PRO support for these original Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs. This GCN 1.0 / SI support has taken another step forward with now having "workable" dynamic power management.

30 August 08:39 AM EDT - Radeon - SI DPM - 54 Comments

29 August

Running Caffe AlexNet/GoogleNet On Some CPUs Compared To NVIDIA CUDA

With working on some Broadwell-EP Linux comparison benchmarks this weekend, as part of that onslaught of benchmarks I decided to run the CPU-only Caffe build on a few different Intel CPUs. For fun, afterwards I checked to see how the performance compares to Caffe with CUDA+cuDNN on a few Maxwell/Pascal GPUs.

29 August 06:25 PM EDT - NVIDIA - Caffe Fun - 5 Comments

28 August

Windows 10 vs. Linux Radeon Software Performance, Including AMDGPU-PRO & RadeonSI

As alluded to earlier and on Twitter, the past few days I have been working on a fresh Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux graphics/gaming performance comparison. This time it's looking at the latest Radeon performance using an R9 Fury and RX 480. Tests on Windows were obviously done with Radeon Software Crimson Edition while under Linux were the two latest AMD/RTG Linux driver options: the hybrid AMDGPU-PRO driver and the fully open-source driver via Linux 4.8 and Mesa 12.1-dev.

28 August 09:00 PM EDT - Operating Systems - 59 Comments

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