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Digging Deeper Into AMD's UVD Code Drop

Yesterday it was exclusively announced on Phoronix that AMD was releasing open-source UVD code so that their open-source Linux graphics driver can finally benefit from GPU hardware-accelerated video playback. Here's some more details.
3 April 2013 - Open-Source UVD - 122 Comments

AMD Works On Linux Power Savings For Future CPUs

New kernel patches by AMD for the Linux kernel provide "frequency sensitivity feedback" for the powersave bias in cpufreq. This hardware feedback feature is to be introduced on future AMD processors.
28 March 2013 - AMD Power Savings - 23 Comments

AMD Catalyst 13.3 Beta 3 Available For Linux Users

It was just one week ago that AMD released the Catalyst 13.3 Beta 2 driver while now it has been succeeded by Catalyst 13.3 Beta 3.
24 March 2013 - Plus Change-Log - 27 Comments

PRIME Sharing Comes To GLAMOR

Michel Dänzer of AMD has provided a patch so that PRIME multi-GPU sharing will work with the GLAMOR 2D acceleration architecture, as needed for the Radeon HD 7000 series support and optionally for other generations of AMD and Intel GPUs.
22 March 2013 - X.Org GLAMOR - 8 Comments

AMD Releases Catalyst 13.3 Beta 2 Linux Driver

AMD has uploaded the Catalyst 13.3 Beta 2 driver to their website for Linux x86/x86_64 users.
17 March 2013 - Catalyst 13.3 Beta 2 - 13 Comments

AMD KMS/DRM Driver Moves Along For FreeBSD

Last month I reported on the AMD Linux DRM/KMS driver being ported to FreeBSD. With the developer receiving funding from the FreeBSD Foundation, progress on this open-source AMD kernel mode-setting driver is moving in a steadfast manner.
16 March 2013 - AMD KMS - 25 Comments

Open-Source Support For AMD "Richland" APUs

It looks like there will be open-source Linux driver support from launch-day for AMD's forthcoming "Richland" Fusion APUs.
15 March 2013 - Richland APUs - 33 Comments

AMD Publishes Compute Support For RadeonSI

The AMD "RadeonSI" Gallium3D driver now has basic compute (GPGPU/OpenCL) support.
12 March 2013 - RadeonSI Gallium3D - 5 Comments

Embedded AMD Catalyst 13.3 Linux Driver Released

AMD has released a new Catalyst Embedded driver for Linux systems prior to calling it a week.
10 March 2013 - New Embedded Driver - 5 Comments

Scheduler Code Merged For AMD R600 LLVM Back-End

The initial scheduler code has been merged into AMD's R600 GPU LLVM back-end.
6 March 2013 - R600 LLVM - 7 Comments

Games Running WIth Open-Source Radeon Graphics

The Wiki list of games known to work with the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver has been updated.
28 February 2013 - R100 To R600g - 6 Comments

AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 7 Released For Linux

Two weeks after the release of Catalyst 13.2 Beta 6 for Linux users, AMD has released the seventh beta of the forthcoming Catalyst 13.2 Linux graphics driver.
27 February 2013 - Catalyst 13.2 - 22 Comments

AMD 760G (Radeon 3000) May Be Worrisome On Linux

For those looking to utilize the Radeon HD 3000 integrated graphics found with the AMD 760G motherboard chipset, the support may be less than stellar when using the modern open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver.
25 February 2013 - Radeon Driver Bugs - 16 Comments

AMD Releases Catalyst 13.2 Beta 6 For Linux

AMD has made available a new Catalyst Linux graphics driver for Linux, the Catalyst 13.2 Beta 6 release.
18 February 2013 - New Catalyst - 65 Comments

R600 Gallium3D Patch Boosts Unigine By ~30%

A rather simple patch by Vadim Girlin has led to a reported significant performance improvement within the R600 Gallium3D graphics driver.
18 February 2013 - Patch - 29 Comments

AMD R600 LLVM GPU Back-End Gets Better

This week was marked by quite a steady patch flow of improvements to the AMD R600 GPU LLVM back-end that's used for Radeon Gallium3D OpenCL support and is also being bettered for its handling of OpenGL.
15 February 2013 - Lots On The Horizon - 7 Comments

AMD Radeon 2D Performance On Linux Remains Mixed

The results in yesterday's article, AMD Radeon Gallium3D Starting To Out-Run Catalyst In Some Cases, were interesting but limited to OpenGL games. In this article are more test results from the same system configuration and Ubuntu Linux releases but now taking a look at the 2D performance of the open and closed-source AMD Radeon Linux graphics drivers.
13 February 2013 - 2D Benchmarks - 12 Comments

Indirect Addressing Merged In LLVM R600 Back-End

Merged into the mainline LLVM repository on Wednesday was support for indirect addressing within AMD's R600 GPU back-end.
7 February 2013 - R600 Indirect Addressing - 1 Comment

AMD Has Open-Source Driver For HD 8000 Series

While AMD has yet to officially introduce their Radeon HD 8000 series, published today was the initial open-source Linux graphics driver support for handling the Radeon HD 8800 "Oland" graphics cards.
4 February 2013 - Radeon HD 8800 - 87 Comments

AMD Radeon Driver Changes Coming For Linux 3.9

Here's a look at some of the AMD Radeon DRM open-source kernel driver changes that are being finalized for the Linux 3.9 kernel.
2 February 2013 - AMD Radeon - 5 Comments

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