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Radeon DPM Support Should Now Be In Good Shape

AMD

Published on 29 July 2013 08:39 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
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The dynamic power management support for the open-source AMD Radeon graphics driver on Linux should now be in good shape.

AMD's Alex Deucher sent in another round of bug-fixes for the "DPM" support to be applied to the Linux 3.11 kernel. After already sending in several round of bug-fixes for this new 3.11 kernel feature, Deucher notes in the new pull request that for most GPUs the support should be "rock solid."

Alex says, "A few more radeon bug fixes, mostly for SI dpm. At this point dpm is pretty solid across the majority of asics. I think we mostly just have corner cases and fixing up some of the trickier features at this point."

Now hearing the support is in good shape, more Radeon DPM Linux benchmarks will come to complement the earlier Radeon DPM preview benchmarks.

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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 .
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