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AMD reported their Q3'2014 results yesterday and they weren't good for the company. AMD will be restructuring again and will be slashing their global headcount by about 7%.
17 October 2014 - Bad Quarter - 73 Comments
In complementing this week's Linux review of the AMD Radeon R9 285 and follow-up articles with some extra GPU scaling tests and Catalyst AI Linux benchmarks, here's some more OpenCL R9 285 "Tonga" performance numbers under Ubuntu compared to what was shared in the original Linux review.
17 October 2014 - OpenCL TONGA
AMD's patches to add support to compiling to native object code for the "Clover" OpenCL state tracker in Mesa's Gallium3D and for the Radeon Gallium3D driver to take advantage of this functionality, has landed.
17 October 2014 - Native Objects - 1 Comment
Along with today's R9 285 GPU scaling tests from Ubuntu, other Linux graphics tests I ran from the AMD Radeon R9 285 GCN 1.2 graphics card is a check whether to see Catalyst AI is doing much on Linux.
16 October 2014 - Catalyst AI - 3 Comments
For those wondering about the maximum resolution they can run given OpenGL workloads at with the AMD Radeon R9 285 "Tonga", a new ~$250 USD graphics card, here's some Linux GPU scaling benchmarks with the Catalyst driver.
16 October 2014 - R9 285 Tonga - 23 Comments
Last week we wrote about AMD's new unified open-source / Catalyst Linux graphics driver strategy and now today we know a bit more information... The AMDGPU kernel driver isn't starting off with the Radeon Rx 300 series but rather the already out Radeon R9 285 "Tonga" graphics card will be the first GPU to use the new driver.
13 October 2014 - Tonga - 51 Comments
Given yesterday's big update about AMD's unified Linux driver approach and creating a new "AMDGPU" kernel driver, open-source driver developers independent of AMD who have worked on the current Radeon code are already proposing API improvements.
9 October 2014 - AMDGPU - 20 Comments
The Linux 3.18 kernel will bring support for reading the core temperature of AMD's forthcoming "Carrizo" APUs.
9 October 2014 - Carrizo - 4 Comments
The AMD news keeps rolling today... The latest is word hitting the wire that Rory Read has stepped down from AMD.
8 October 2014 - Rory Read - 12 Comments
If you go back more than seven years ago, lots of people took easy aim at the state of ATI/AMD's Linux graphics drivers. Back then, they didn't even have an open-source strategy... How times have changed.
8 October 2014 - Funnies - 20 Comments
Today to kick off XDC, AMD announced its rolling with its new Linux driver model that includes the development of a new kernel DRM driver.
8 October 2014 - AMDGPU - 175 Comments
On Monday I wrote about AMD adding native object code support to their Radeon Gallium3D drivers and Clover. Besides being a huge performance win for OpenCL kernel compile times, this work is also instrumental as part of AMD's open-source HSA Linux plans.
8 October 2014 - HSA - 25 Comments
Tom Stellard announced his latest OpenCL-related improvements to the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver.
6 October 2014 - Native Object Code - 17 Comments
AMD's Alex Deucher released a new version of the xf86-video-ati DDX driver for X.Org Servers on Wednesday night.
2 October 2014 - xf86-video-ati 7.5.0 - 3 Comments
For those using the Gallium3D HUD, RadeonTOP, or other utilities, more data is being exposed with new patches for the Radeon DRM driver.
1 October 2014 - Info Queries - 12 Comments
There's a lot of work going on right now to the AMD Catalyst Linux graphics driver. We've written about new features coming to an upcoming Catalyst Linux driver but silently being pushed into the latest round of release is a GLSL shader disk cache.
30 September 2014 - GLCache - 16 Comments
AMD has released the Catalyst 14.9 Linux graphics driver today with some modest changes but it's not the really big driver update we're waiting for.
29 September 2014 - Catalyst 14.9 - 32 Comments
Earlier this year I delivered the exclusive news how AMD was looking at a new Linux driver strategy for Catalyst that involved leveraging the open-source Radeon DRM kernel driver. The strategy at the time effectively meant just making Catalyst a user-space blob and riding off the open-source Radeon kernel driver to share more common code and hopefully lead to a better experience. It looks like this driver strategy is moving forward.
27 September 2014 - Open-Source - 43 Comments
AMD is soliciting feedback on the Catalyst driver.
26 September 2014 - Catalyst Blob - 63 Comments
Yesterday I wrote about an upcoming Catalyst Linux driver offering VCE and HSA support while today are more details on this forthcoming update.
26 September 2014 - AMD Catalyst - 17 Comments
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