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Radeon DRM Queues More Changes, RV6xx UVD For Linux 3.18

With the DRM merge window for drm-next now closing earlier going forward than in past kernel releases, another Radeon DRM-Next pull request was already submitted for Linux 3.18.
28 August 2014 - drm-next - 2 Comments

Open-Source AMD HSA Should Come To Fruition This Year

Back in July AMD published an open-source HSA kernel driver for Linux and since then they've put out more HSA Linux code so open-source Linux users can finally realize the benefits of AMD's Heterogeneous System Architecture on Kaveri APUs. By the end of 2014 it looks like it will finally be ready for Linux end-users.
24 August 2014 - HSA - 50 Comments

AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs

AMD has finally managed to publish open-source Unified Video Decoder (UVD) support for the original R600 graphics processors.
24 August 2014 - UVD - 125 Comments

Userptr Support Set For AMD Radeon GPUs In Linux 3.18

While it was originally set for Linux 3.17, with the Linux 3.18 kernel that's still months away will be userptr support for the AMD Radeon graphics driver.
21 August 2014 - Userptr

AMD's Catalyst Linux Driver Preparing For A World Without An X Server?

AMD's proprietary Catalyst Linux driver installer is interestingly being prepared for an environment without an X.Org Server.
20 August 2014 - --NoXServer - 21 Comments

AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series SSDs

Not to be confused with the Radeon R7 graphics cards, AMD today officially announced the Radeon R7 SSD line-up.
19 August 2014 - Radeon R7 SSD - 13 Comments

AMD Offers Mantle For OpenGL-Next, Pushes Mantle To Workstations

To no great surprise, AMD is cooperating with The Khronos Group to allow them to incorporate portions of their Mantle graphics API into the next-generation Khronos graphics API.
14 August 2014 - SIGGRAPH - 84 Comments

AMD Quietly Releases Catalyst 14.8 Linux Driver

At the end of last week AMD quietly released the Catalyst 14.8 binary driver for Linux that went unnoticed until now.
14 August 2014 - Catalyst 14.8 - 34 Comments

Linux 3.17 Doesn't Do Much For AMD Kaveri's Graphics Performance

Following yesterday's RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst comparison using the new AMD A10-7800 Kaveri APU with Radeon R7 Graphics, I then upgraded to the latest Git code for the Linux 3.17 kernel to look for performance changes.
13 August 2014 - Radeon R7 - 3 Comments

AMD's Radeon DDX Enables Hawaii Acceleration By Default

Assuming the necessary support requirements are in place, the xf86-video-ati driver is finally enabling hardware acceleration by default for the AMD Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" graphics cards.
12 August 2014 - xf86-video-ati - 1 Comment

Perf-Per-Watt: Catalyst vs. Radeon Gallium3D

In continuing of yesterday's tests of comparing the OpenGL performance of the latest Radeon Gallium3D and Catalyst drivers with an array of AMD Radeon HD/Rx graphics cards, here's some complementary data including the performance-per-Watt and overall system power consumption for a few of the different AMD GPUs of recent generations.
6 August 2014 - Performance - 4 Comments

AMD Radeon Graphics Get Many Changes For Linux 3.17

The Radeon DRM driver changes have been published for queuing into drm-next before hitting the mainline Linux 3.17 kernel tree.
5 August 2014 - Radeon Linux 3.17 - 12 Comments

AMD's R600 GPU LLVM Back-End To Be Renamed

AMD's "R600" LLVM back-end is likely to be renamed for LLVM 3.6.
4 August 2014 - AMDGPU - 27 Comments

AMD Launches The A10-7800, The 65 Watt Kaveri

AMD this morning has officially announced the A10-7800, the 65 Watt version of their "Kaveri" APU that's a follow-up launch to the A10-7850K that launched earlier in the year.
31 July 2014 - AMD A10-7800 - 73 Comments

Hawaii Bug-Fixes Start Hitting Mainline RadeonSI Gallium3D

For those excited about the recent working Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" Gallium3D support, a number of bug-fixes were committed in recent hours to Mesa for bettering the support for those wishing to use this open-source AMD Linux driver for their ultra high-end graphics hardware.
29 July 2014 - Radeon R9 290 - 8 Comments

Open-Source AMD Users Report Hawaii GPU Acceleration Is Working

In continuation of the Phoronix article from a few days ago about the open-source AMD Linux driver should finally be working for R9 290 "Hawaii" graphics cards, it is indeed the case but it's not without some setup challenges and potential bugs.
27 July 2014 - Radeon R9 290 - 6 Comments

Open-Source AMD Hawaii Support Should Now Be Working!

After renewed pressure on open-source AMD 3D support not working, it seems they've finally managed to get the Radeon R9 290 series graphics cards working on the open-source Linux driver between some updated GPU microcode and kernel driver changes.
25 July 2014 - Hawaii - 14 Comments

AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right

Back in May I wrote about how AMD's open-source support for Hawaii was broken months after the Radeon R9 290 series was introduced... Fast forward to today, the AMD Hawaii open-source support is still broken.
21 July 2014 - Hawaii - 92 Comments

AMDKFD Driver Still Evolving For Open-Source HSA On Linux

Earlier this month AMD published an open-source HSA Linux driver for exploiting the potential of their much-promoted Heterogeneous System Architecture. This driver, now known as the "AMDKFD" driver, is up to its second revision and continues being analyzed by developers on the mailing list.
21 July 2014 - AMDKFD - 3 Comments

RadeonSI Gallium3D Now Supports GL4 Indirect Drawing Too

Just a very short time after Nouveau added support for OpenGL 4 indirect drawing, AMD developers have now added support for the related OpenGL 4.x extensions to the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
18 July 2014 - ARB_draw_indirect - 15 Comments

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