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TearFree Option Lands In xf86-video-ati Git

As a quick follow-up to yesterday's article about a new TearFree option for the Radeon X.Org driver as the latest effort to eliminate tearing, that feature is now in Git.
22 April 2015 - No Tearing - 21 Comments

AMDKFD HSA Linux Driver Improvements Land Today

For those not too busy discussing and digging through the new open-source AMDGPU kernel driver that was published yesterday, out today are some new patches for AMDKFD, the HSA Linux kernel driver.
21 April 2015 - AMDKFD - 2 Comments

AMD's New Carrizo Graphics PCI IDs

With yesterday's release of the new open-source "AMDGPU" Linux graphics driver stack we finally have a look at some of the hardware enablement code for the graphics processors of the upcoming "Carrizo" APUs.
21 April 2015 - Iceland + Carrizo - 5 Comments

AMD Open-Sources "Addrlib" From Catalyst

As part of AMD finally releasing the AMDGPU kernel driver yesterday along with initial Iceland/Carrizo/Tonga support in Gallium3D, they also open-sourced a component formerly within the Catalyst proprietary driver.
21 April 2015 - addrlib - 26 Comments

AMD Releases New "AMDGPU" Linux Kernel Driver & Mesa Support

At long last the source code to the new AMDGPU driver has been released! This is the new driver needed to support the Radeon R9 285 graphics card along with future GPUs/APUs like Carrizo. Compared to the existing Radeon DRM driver, the new AMDGPU code is needed for AMD's new unified Linux driver strategy whereby the new Catalyst driver will be isolated to being a user-space binary blob with both the full open-source driver and the Catalyst driver using this common AMDGPU kernel driver.
20 April 2015 - AMDGPU - 125 Comments

There's Not Yet A Catalyst 15.4 Beta For Linux

Windows users this week saw the release of an AMD Catalyst 15.4 Beta driver, but if you're looking out for the equivalent Linux build, sadly it has yet to surface.
15 April 2015 - Catalyst 15.4 - 18 Comments

AMD's New "AMDGPU" Kernel DRM Driver Might Finally Be Close

It looks like AMD might finally be close to publishing the code to their new AMDGPU kernel driver that's key to their new unified Linux driver strategy where their open-source stack and Catalyst share a common, open-source kernel driver.
15 April 2015 - AMDGPU - 40 Comments

Radeon LLVM Code Generation Improvements Being Worked On

It's been a while since last having any major breakthroughs to talk about for the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver stack, but steady work continues. Some recent Mesa commits to Git highlight some code generation improvements.
14 April 2015 - Radeon LLVM CodeGen - 17 Comments

R600g SB Now Supports Geometry Shaders

For those running older Radeon graphics cards with the R600 Gallium3D graphics driver, an important update landed in Mesa 10.6-devel Git this past week.
12 April 2015 - R600g SB GS - 16 Comments

Catalyst 15.3 Beta Backported To Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

While AMD has yet to make the Catalyst 15.3 Beta Linux graphics driver available for download from their web-site, they released the driver to Canonical and as such this new AMD Linux driver has been available in Ubuntu 15.04 for a few weeks. Canonical is now back-porting this proprietary driver back into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr.
9 April 2015 - Ubuntu Trusty Changes - 3 Comments

AMD's GPU LLVM Backend Gains Support For Assembler & Inline Assembly

Tom Stellard of AMD has landed initial support into the AMD GPU LLVM back-end for the assembler and supporting inline assembly.
8 April 2015 - SI Assembler - 20 Comments

Improved OpenCL Support For Blender's Cycles Renderer

George Kyriazis of AMD has provided patches to the Blender project for vastly improving their OpenCL Cycles renderer support and allow for it to work with AMD GPUs.
28 March 2015 - OpenCL Cycles - 29 Comments

AMDKFD Changes Queued For Linux 4.1 Kernel

Some Radeon DRM changes have already been queued for Linux 4.1 and now the AMDKFD HSA driver has its initial -next pull request for this next version of the Linux kernel.
25 March 2015 - AMDKFD For Linux 4.1

AMD FreeSync Support On Linux?

With this month's release of the Catalyst 15.3 Beta for Windows, FreeSync Technology support was added. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like any Linux support is imminent.
25 March 2015 - Unlikely, For Now - 55 Comments

Radeon DisplayPort MST Queued For Linux 4.1

The Linux 4.1 kernel will feature support for Radeon DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport so that this open-source AMD Linux graphics driver can work with the latest high resolution DP displays and modern laptop docking stations.
23 March 2015 - DP MST & More - 1 Comment

Support For Multiple Graphics Drivers With AMDKFD Kernel Driver

A patch published on Sunday for the new AMDKFD HSA kernel driver adds support for using more than one graphics card/driver.
22 March 2015 - AMDKFD HSA - 16 Comments

AMD Is Hiring Two More Open-Source Linux GPU Driver Developers

AMD issued two job postings this past week for hiring more open-source Linux graphics driver developers.
22 March 2015 - AMD Hiring - 95 Comments

AMD Starts Linux Enablement On Next-Gen "Zen" Architecture

While we're still waiting for AMD to release their new GPU kernel driver for supporting the existing R9 285 "Tonga" graphics card and their next-gen graphics cards coming out later this year, on the CPU side the AMD Linux developers have already started shipping patches to support their next-gen CPU architecture not expected for release until 2016~2017. Tux, meet the AMD Zen architecture.
17 March 2015 - Znver1 - 76 Comments

Radeon R9 390X Could Cost $700+ USD

It looks like AMD's next-generation Radeon R9 390X graphics card could end up retailing for $700+ USD, well more than the Radeon R9 290X and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980.
16 March 2015 - Radeon R9 390X - 35 Comments

Ubuntu 15.04 Receives Early Release Of Catalyst 15.3 Linux Driver

Early adopters of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet can now use AMD's new Catalyst 15.3 Beta driver that's been packaged for Ubuntu and uploaded to the Vivid repository prior to its release on AMD.com.
11 March 2015 - Catalyst 15.3 Beta - 25 Comments

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