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AMD's Open-Source Support Might Be Caught Up For Next-Gen GPUs

If you haven't read this morning's article about Running The AMD Radeon R9 Fury With AMD's New Open-Source Linux Driver, you should go do so, but the short version is that there's still much work left before the R9 Fury "Fiji" GPUs will be a worthwhile investment by Linux users.

30 August 2015 - AMD Open-Source - 20 Comments
AMD Appears To Be Spinning Another Oland-Based GPU

AMD's Rx 300 series line-up is largely a re-brand (with greater vRAM) of older GCN graphics cards, except for the high-end Fiji GPUs. While there's already some low-end parts in the R5/R7 300 series, it seems another one may be coming.

10 August 2015 - GCN 1.0 - 34 Comments
HEVC/H.265 Video Decode Is Present In VDPAU For AMDGPU

Recently there was a question by a Phoronix reader whether H.265/HEVC GPU-based video decode would be supported by the new AMDGPU driver stack on supported hardware. There is indeed the support in place with the latest Git of the open-source AMD Linux driver code.

8 August 2015 - HEVC/H.265 - 33 Comments
AMDGPU Looks Like It Will Be Supported For Mesa 11.0

Earlier this week I delivered my initial benchmarks of the new AMDGPU Linux driver stack for supporting the AMD Radeon R9 285 "TONGA" and all new/future GPUs like Carrizo and Fiji. The new AMDGPU kernel driver is present in the upcoming Linux 4.2 kernel while on the user-space side there's separate code branches required for libdrm and Mesa. Fortunately, it looks like that work will be merged soon.

31 July 2015 - AMDGPU Mesa Support - 3 Comments
Linux 4.2 May Finish Fixing Up Radeon Audio Support

Since the Linux 4.0 kernel there has been DisplayPort audio support for the open-source Radeon driver. That DP audio handling came after a big rework to the audio code in the Radeon DRM kernel driver. A half-year later it looks like all the audio code is now cleaned up and ready.

29 July 2015 - DP Audio - 1 Comment
Radeon R9 Fury In Stock & Ordered, Linux Tests Are Imminent

In the middle of the night I got an auto-notification... The Radeon R9 Fury is finally in-stock! Few minutes later, this Fiji HBM graphics card was ordered for some Linux testing. We'll have out the first major AMD Fury graphics card tests under Linux in the next few days.

21 July 2015 - AMD Radeon R9 Fury - 48 Comments
AMD Catalyst 15.7 Linux Benchmarks: R9 290 Hawaii & R9 285 Tonga

I'm in the midst of a new large open-source and (separately) closed-source NVIDIA/AMD Linux graphics card comparison on the latest drivers as part of an upcoming Radeon R7 370 Linux review and to be followed by R9 Fury Linux benchmarks. However, for those interested in the Catalyst 15.7 benchmarks on Linux, I ran some quick tests with a Radeon R9 285 and R9 290.

9 July 2015 - Catalyst 15.7 Benchmarks - 63 Comments
AMDGPU DRM Driver Adds CGS Interface, ACP Driver

Alex Deucher sent out twelve new patches just minutes ago for the AMDGPU DRM driver. The AMDGPU driver was merged for Linux 4.2 while these patches provide new features/functionality and thus will not be merged until Linux 4.3.

9 July 2015 - AMDGPU Patches - 7 Comments
A Look At CS:GO & TF2 On AMD GPUs With The Open-Source Driver

I'm in the process of running open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D tests on the new MSI Radeon R7 370 4G graphics card. That initial Linux review of the AMD Radeon R7 370 with the open-source driver will be published later this week (still waiting on an updated Catalyst driver for those proprietary driver tests). However, as an excerpt of the Gallium3D testing, here are results from some AMD graphics cards with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2.

8 July 2015 - Quick Tests - 14 Comments

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