AMD News Archives
AMD_performance_monitor Finally Hits In RadeonSI

The open-source Intel and Nouveau drivers have already been supporting AMD's OpenGL AMD_performance_monitor extension for exposing performance counters. AMD's own RadeonSI Gallium3D driver is finally joining that party today.

25 November 2015 - RadeonSI Performance Counters - 13 Comments
AMDGPU 1.0 DDX Driver Released

In addition to the recent Radeon X.Org DDX stable update, Michel Dänzer of AMD had a few days ago put out AMDGPU v1.0.0 as the DDX driver's first declared release.

22 November 2015 - xf86-video-amdgpu 1.0 - 16 Comments
AMD Plans To Contribute Heterogeneous Compute Compiler

AMD has been open-sourcing several components of their Linux HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) stack for the past several months including the AMDKFD kernel driver and HSAKMT run-time. In cooperation with SUSE, they also hope to have HSA accelerator support in GCC 6. Besides the GCC support, AMD is apparently planning to publish a Heterogeneous Compute Compiler.

16 November 2015 - Heterogeneous Compute Compiler - 4 Comments
AMD Publishes AMDGPU PowerPlay Support For Re-Clocking / Power Management

AMD has finally published patches for providing preliminary PowerPlay support for the AMDGPU DRM driver, which will eventually replace the current DPM (Dynamic Power Management) support for Volcanic Islands hardware. This PowerPlay support comes with compatibility for Tonga, Fiji, and the rest of the VI line-up!

12 November 2015 - AMDGPU Power Management! - 34 Comments
AMD R600g Catches Up With Another GL 4.3 Extension

Thanks to Glenn Kennard, the R600 Gallium3D driver now supports another OpenGL 4.3 extension that was already available for RadeonSI, Intel i965, Nouveau NV50/NVC0, and even the Softpipe and LLVMpipe drivers.

10 November 2015 - ARB_texture_view - 18 Comments
AMD Announces New R-Series Embedded SoCs

After teasing them for a few days, AMD today officially announced their new high-end embedded R-Series SoC processors. These new R-Series SoCs feature Excavator CPU cores and third-generation GCN GPUs.

21 October 2015 - AMD R-Series SoCs - 19 Comments
The Impact Of Switching To Linux 4.3 + Mesa-11.1/LLVM-3.8 On Ubuntu 15.10

Yesterday I posted some performance results of a Radeon R9 290 tested on Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 15.10 out-of-the-box. In this article are some numbers when upgrading the Ubuntu 15.10 installation to use the non-standard Linux 4.3 Git kernel as well as Mesa 11.1-devel Git that's built against LLVM 3.8 SVN for the newest open-source AMD Linux experience.

20 October 2015 - Mesa Git + LLVM SVN + Linux Git - 18 Comments
Ubuntu 15.10 Is Coming This Week & AMD's Catalyst Chokes On Its Kernel

Ubuntu 15.10 is set to be released on Thursday, but those dependent upon the AMD Catalyst proprietary graphics driver for Linux gaming or the like might want to hold off on upgrading... While there is the latest Catalyst driver packaged and it's been patched to work against the Wily Werewolf's default Linux 4.2 kernel, it doesn't seem to work reliably.

19 October 2015 - Catalyst Fail - 65 Comments
AMD Loses A Corporate Fellow, HSA Expert To NVIDIA

It was just last month that legendary CPU designer Jim Keller left AMD and now the company is taking another blow with another high level departure. This time they're losing a corporate fellow and the former president of the HSA Foundation.

14 October 2015 - Another Hit To AMD - 48 Comments

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