AMD News Archives
4 December 2013 - RadeonSI HyperZ - 9 Comments
As shown in our recent open-source GPU driver comparison, the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver still has a long ways to mature to be more competitive against the R600g driver and the Catalyst binary driver. Fortunately, one of the major 3D performance-boosting features (HyperZ) appeared on Tuesday in mailing list patch form.
3 December 2013 - libdrm 2.4.50
The Mesa DRM library (libdrm) was updated to version 2.4.50 today in order to address a critical bug affecting the RadeonSI driver for Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs and newer.
29 November 2013 - RadeonSI - 17 Comments
The RadeonSI Gallium3D driver for AMD HD 7000 series GPUs and newer is now 75% faster for the Source Engine Team Fortress 2 game thanks to a new patch-set by Marek.
22 November 2013 - Catalyst For Linux - 39 Comments
While we haven't yet been able to find out whether the Radeon R9 290 series Linux performance has improved, AMD released a new Catalyst Linux graphics driver on Friday.
20 November 2013 - Radeon Sea Islands, Hawaii - 5 Comments
There's new patches by Marek Olšák for enabling 2D tiling and MSAA for the CIK Sea Islands / Hawaii graphics processors.
18 November 2013 - Bulldozer 4
To complement my article about new features in GCC 4.9, a few hours ago the AMD Excavator "bdbver4" enablement I had talked about as a likely feature did successfully land.
15 November 2013 - AMD GPU Back-End - 3 Comments
Earlier this month there was a presentation by AMD's Tom Stellard at the LLVM Developers' Meeting about the work being done on the Radeon GPU LLVM back-end.
13 November 2013 - AMD Mantle - 48 Comments
As part of the recent Radeon Rx 200 series and Hawaii GPU launch, AMD also unveiled Mantle as a new graphics rendering API to compete with OpenGL and Direct3D. AMD claims Mantle is easier, faster, and all-around better than OpenGL for game engines and other purposes. This week AMD has renewed their push that they want to see Mantle on Linux and other platforms.
13 November 2013 - AMD Hawaii - 2 Comments
Just a few days after AMD published open-source Radeon kernel driver code for Hawaii, their latest-generation graphics processors, the user-space support has landed for the Mesa DRM library (libdrm), the xf86-video-ati X.Org DDX driver, recognition in the AMD LLVM GPU back-end, and the Mesa RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
13 November 2013 - Bdver4 - 2 Comments
While we're waiting until January for AMD to put out their Kaveri APUs that are built on their Steamroller architecture, third-generation Bulldozer, there's already GCC compiler optimizations landing for the fourth-generation Bulldozer architecture. Bdver4 Excavator APUs will succeed the bdver3 APU/CPUs in 2015.
13 November 2013 - Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" - 9 Comments
Last week AMD released the Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" graphics card. The R9 290 is a cut-down R9 290X and sells for just $399 USD. Here are the first Linux benchmarks of the AMD R9 290 using Ubuntu 13.10!
12 November 2013 - AMD Cryptographic Coprocessor - 10 Comments
AMD has just published a new set of Linux kernel patches, revealing Linux support for a Cryptographic Coprocessor (AMD CCP).
10 November 2013 - Radeon DRM - 6 Comments
The Linux 3.13 kernel that is just entering mainline development stages already has Radeon DPM and HDMI audio by default. However, now there's another Radeon DRM-Next pull and it provides support for the brand new AMD R9 290 "Hawaii" GPUs!
10 November 2013 - Team Fortress 2 - 25 Comments
On Friday I shared some updated 9-card NVIDIA GeForce Linux benchmarks of Valve's Team Fortress 2. Now for some Sunday viewing are Team Fortress 2 benchmarks from nine AMD Radeon graphics cards.
5 November 2013 - Benchmarks! - 7 Comments
The latest RadeonSI Gallium3D open-source driver benchmarks I have to share are OpenGL performance tests comparing three different Radeon HD 7000 and Radeon Rx 200 series graphics cards between the open-source Mesa 10.0 driver and Catalyst 13.11.
5 November 2013 - R9 290X - 12 Comments
Just a few weeks after releasing the AMD Radeon R9 290X ultra high-end Hawaii graphics card, AMD today unveiled the R9 290. The R9 290 is one step below the 290X but will only set you back $399 USD.
2 November 2013 - Linux 3.13 AMD Radeon - 14 Comments
AMD has made known the changes they have lined up for the Linux 3.13 kernel merge window. Among the work includes finally enabling Radeon Dynamic Power Management (DPM) for some graphics processors and also restoring HDMI audio support to be enabled by default.
1 November 2013 - xf86-video-ati - 5 Comments
With a proposed change to the xf86-video-ati X.Org DDX driver, tiling support will be enabled by default for Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" hardware by default in order to boost performance.
29 October 2013 - Sea Islands - 6 Comments
For those with AMD Radeon HD 8000 "Sea Islands" graphics processors, the AMD GPU back-end inside LLVM now contains better support for this hardware.
25 October 2013 - Catalyst 13.11 - 31 Comments
AMD released the latest Linux beta today for the Catalyst 13.11 proprietary graphics driver.