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To complement my article about new features in GCC 4.9, a few hours ago the AMD Excavator "bdbver4" enablement I had talked about as a likely feature did successfully land.
18 November 2013 - Bulldozer 4
Earlier this month there was a presentation by AMD's Tom Stellard at the LLVM Developers' Meeting about the work being done on the Radeon GPU LLVM back-end.
15 November 2013 - AMD GPU Back-End - 3 Comments
As part of the recent Radeon Rx 200 series and Hawaii GPU launch, AMD also unveiled Mantle as a new graphics rendering API to compete with OpenGL and Direct3D. AMD claims Mantle is easier, faster, and all-around better than OpenGL for game engines and other purposes. This week AMD has renewed their push that they want to see Mantle on Linux and other platforms.
13 November 2013 - AMD Mantle - 54 Comments
Just a few days after AMD published open-source Radeon kernel driver code for Hawaii, their latest-generation graphics processors, the user-space support has landed for the Mesa DRM library (libdrm), the xf86-video-ati X.Org DDX driver, recognition in the AMD LLVM GPU back-end, and the Mesa RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
13 November 2013 - AMD Hawaii - 2 Comments
While we're waiting until January for AMD to put out their Kaveri APUs that are built on their Steamroller architecture, third-generation Bulldozer, there's already GCC compiler optimizations landing for the fourth-generation Bulldozer architecture. Bdver4 Excavator APUs will succeed the bdver3 APU/CPUs in 2015.
13 November 2013 - Bdver4 - 2 Comments
Last week AMD released the Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" graphics card. The R9 290 is a cut-down R9 290X and sells for just $399 USD. Here are the first Linux benchmarks of the AMD R9 290 using Ubuntu 13.10!
13 November 2013 - Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" - 9 Comments
AMD has just published a new set of Linux kernel patches, revealing Linux support for a Cryptographic Coprocessor (AMD CCP).
12 November 2013 - AMD Cryptographic Coprocessor - 10 Comments
The Linux 3.13 kernel that is just entering mainline development stages already has Radeon DPM and HDMI audio by default. However, now there's another Radeon DRM-Next pull and it provides support for the brand new AMD R9 290 "Hawaii" GPUs!
10 November 2013 - Radeon DRM - 6 Comments
On Friday I shared some updated 9-card NVIDIA GeForce Linux benchmarks of Valve's Team Fortress 2. Now for some Sunday viewing are Team Fortress 2 benchmarks from nine AMD Radeon graphics cards.
10 November 2013 - Team Fortress 2 - 25 Comments
The latest RadeonSI Gallium3D open-source driver benchmarks I have to share are OpenGL performance tests comparing three different Radeon HD 7000 and Radeon Rx 200 series graphics cards between the open-source Mesa 10.0 driver and Catalyst 13.11.
5 November 2013 - Benchmarks! - 7 Comments
Just a few weeks after releasing the AMD Radeon R9 290X ultra high-end Hawaii graphics card, AMD today unveiled the R9 290. The R9 290 is one step below the 290X but will only set you back $399 USD.
5 November 2013 - R9 290X - 12 Comments
AMD has made known the changes they have lined up for the Linux 3.13 kernel merge window. Among the work includes finally enabling Radeon Dynamic Power Management (DPM) for some graphics processors and also restoring HDMI audio support to be enabled by default.
2 November 2013 - Linux 3.13 AMD Radeon - 17 Comments
With a proposed change to the xf86-video-ati X.Org DDX driver, tiling support will be enabled by default for Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" hardware by default in order to boost performance.
1 November 2013 - xf86-video-ati - 5 Comments
For those with AMD Radeon HD 8000 "Sea Islands" graphics processors, the AMD GPU back-end inside LLVM now contains better support for this hardware.
29 October 2013 - Sea Islands - 6 Comments
AMD released the latest Linux beta today for the Catalyst 13.11 proprietary graphics driver.
25 October 2013 - Catalyst 13.11 - 31 Comments
Since publishing my AMD Radeon R9 270X Linux review earlier in the week I have still been uploading more AMD Linux OpenGL performance results from this "Curacao XT" graphics card.
24 October 2013 - AMD Radeon R9 290X - 3 Comments
AMD today has officially launched the Radeon R9 290X "Hawaii" graphics card that currently serves as their top of the line Rx 200 series GPU.
24 October 2013 - Radeon R9 290X - 20 Comments
AMD published this month new programming guides and register documentations for the 3D/Compute engines on their Evergreen, Northern Islands, Southern Islands, and Sea Islands graphics processors.
24 October 2013 - AMD Docs - 10 Comments
Tom Stellard of AMD has published a new post enabling the R600/SI LLVM GPU back-end to handle Radeon HD 8000 "Sea Islands" GPGPU/Compute support.
23 October 2013 - Sea Islands - 28 Comments
I mentioned that Radeon R9 270X Linux benchmarks would be coming and now I have the first Ubuntu Linux results to post of the AMD Radeon R9 270X with the Catalyst driver.
18 October 2013 - Radeon R9 270X - 10 Comments
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