1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

RadeonSI Gallium3D Gets New State Handling

AMD

Published on 24 July 2012 06:52 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
58 Comments

AMD pushed a load of commits this morning into the mainline Mesa Git repository that provide a new state handling implementation for the Radeon HD 7000 series "RadeonSI" Gallium3D driver.

The commits by AMD's Christian K├Ânig began this morning with radeonsi: rework state handling v2 and continued with many more patches touching hundreds of lines of code as the state handling was reworked.

These are the first RadeonSI Gallium3D driver commits in mainline Mesa in one week. RadeonSI Gallium3D driver commits can be found via a CGit grep.

Unfortunately the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver isn't yet in a ready state for end-users, even though Radeon HD 7000 series hardware has been shipping for more than six months. Yes, the Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" / GCN architecture has big differences compared to previous generations of Radeon graphics processors, but still isn't an excuse for taking so long on the open-source Linux driver support.

The RadeonSI Gallium3D driver won't be up to par with the "R600g" driver for next month's Mesa 8.1 release so it won't be until 2013 (with Mesa 8.2+) -- more than one year after the first AMD HD 7000 series graphics cards first shipped -- that the open-source support will be in a good state and found in Ubuntu (13.04) and elsewhere.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Ubuntu 15.04 Offers Faster OpenGL For AMD Radeon GPUs On Open-Source
  2. Ubuntu 15.04 Brings Some Graphics Performance Improvements For Intel Haswell
  3. Sub-$20 802.11n USB WiFi Adapter That's Linux Friendly
  4. The Lenovo T450s Is Working Beautifully With Linux
  5. Linux 4.0 SSD EXT4 / Btrfs / XFS / F2FS Benchmarks
  6. Linux 4.0 Hard Drive Comparison With Six File-Systems
Latest Linux News
  1. Linux 4.1-rc1 Kernel Released, Packs In Several New Features
  2. It Doesn't Look Like KDBUS Will Make It For Linux 4.1
  3. Debian 9.0 Is Codenamed Stretch
  4. AMD Radeon GPUs With Linux 4.0 + Mesa 10.6-devel
  5. The Many Features Of The Linux 4.1 Kernel
  6. HTTPS For Phoronix.com
  7. Gallium3D's HUD Gets New Customization Options
  8. Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Haswell Performance
  9. Dell Keyboard Backlight Support In Linux 4.1
  10. With Linux 4.1 You Can Play With The Chrome OS Lightbar
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. AMD Releases New "AMDGPU" Linux Kernel Driver & Mesa Support
  2. Ubuntu's Desktop-Next Switching From .DEBs To Snappy
  3. Systemd Kills Off Shutdownd
  4. My Favorite Computer Desk Of The Past Decade For Less Than $100
  5. AMD Open-Sources "Addrlib" From Catalyst
  6. Debian 8.0 Jessie Is Ready For Release This Weekend
  7. GIMP's Porting To GTK3 Continues
  8. Qt Creator 3.4 Brings C++ Programming Improvements & More