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AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Sees Some Improvements

Marek Olšák has published another big set of fixes/improvements to the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
20 September 2014 - Mesa 10.4-devel - 1 Comment

Radeon DRM With Linux 3.18 To Support Concurrent Buffer Reads

Another Radeon DRM driver update pull request has been submitted to drm-next for merging in the Linux 3.18 kernel.
12 September 2014 - drm-next - 1 Comment

AMD Releases Updated Catalyst Linux Graphics Driver (v14.30)

Those dependent upon AMD's proprietary Linux graphics driver have a new Catalyst update to play with today.
3 September 2014 - Radeon R9 285 - 31 Comments

Marek Lands Radeon Gallium3D HyperZ Improvements

Well known open-source Radeon driver developer Marek Olšák has landed a number of commits today inside mainline Mesa Git for improving the state of HyperZ for AMD hardware, a feature that remains disabled by default for the open-source Radeon Linux driver due to stability and artifact issues.
1 September 2014 - HyperZ - 14 Comments

Ubuntu 14.10's Lack Of X.Org Server 1.16 Gets Blamed On AMD

Yesterday I wrote about Ubuntu 14.10 not yet having X.Org Server 1.16 even though the first beta was issued this week and there's been a testing package repository for more than one month. This lack of X.Org Server 1.16 thus far is apparently due to AMD with not yet having a supportive Catalyst driver.
31 August 2014 - xorg-server 1.16 - 40 Comments

A New AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Unofficially Surfaces

A German web-site is hosting a yet to be officially released Catalyst Linux driver.
29 August 2014 - Catalyst 14.201.1008 - 6 Comments

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 - 167 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 - 1 Comment

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 - 22 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 - 35 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

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