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.org

Open-Source AMD Driver Gets "Hainan" GPU Support

AMD

Published on 13 May 2013 06:11 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
6 Comments

The open-source AMD Linux graphics driver now boasts support for AMD's next-generation "Hainan" GPU products, a.k.a. the Radeon HD 8800 series.

AMD Hainan is rumored to be the performance GPUs making up the Radeon HD 8800 series with the HD 8850 "Hainan Pro" and HD 8870 "Hainan XT" products initially.

A few months back AMD provided initial AMD Radeon HD 8000 series Linux support for their open-source driver. Being committed across the various repositories today is now the Hainan support.

The open-source AMD Hainan enablement isn't anything huge and exciting but is just building upon earlier work. The commits today are basically introducing the family name and product PCI IDs. As shown with the DDX driver, the initial Hainan PCI IDs are 0x6660, 0x6663, 0x6664, 0x6665, 0x6667, and 0x666F.

When these graphics cards appear, they will now work on the open-source driver stack -- assuming you have the very latest Linux kernel, libdrm, xf86-video-ati, and Mesa driver components. There will also be same-day AMD Catalyst driver support as usual. For high-performance GPUs, however, I sadly still have to stick to only recommending the closed-source driver be used due to the large performance disparity and other missing features that make using a several hundred dollar graphics card on a feature-limited driver nonsensical.

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 Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Scythe Mugen MAX
  2. Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E On Linux
  3. Intel 80GB 530 Series M.2 SSD On Linux
  4. With A New Motherboard, The Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Lights Up
Latest Linux Articles
  1. 7-Way Linux Desktop Gaming Comparison On Ubuntu 14.10
  2. Intel P-State vs. CPUFreq Benchmarks On The i7-5960X
  3. RadeonSI GLAMOR Benchmarks With X.Org Server 1.16
  4. RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst At 4K UHD On Linux
Latest Linux News
  1. The Intel Core i7 5960X Continues Running Great On Linux
  2. Geometry Shaders, OpenGL 3.2 Land In Mesa For Intel Sandy Bridge
  3. Wayland & Weston 1.6 Released
  4. Tizen Smartphones Reported To Launch In November
  5. NVIDIA Releases The 343.22 Linux Driver With GTX 980 Support
  6. NVIDIA Launches The GTX 980: The High-End Maxwell Beauty
  7. X.Org Server Shatter Project Fails
  8. X.Org Women Outreach Program Only Turns Up Two Applicants So Far
  9. Fedora 21 Alpha Finally Coming Next Week
  10. Ubuntu Touch/Phone Reaches Its First RTM Image
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Can Linux kill a motherboard?
  2. Stop grabbing my keyboard :(
  3. New Group Calls For Boycotting Systemd
  4. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  5. Best Radeon for a Power Mac G5?
  6. New stress testing utility for GPU's
  7. Hd 6850
  8. support for first generation UVD blocks (RV6xx, RS780, RS880 and RV790)