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AMD Publishes Bdver4 (Excavator) GCC Compiler Patch

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
AMD Radeon R9 290 Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux

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 Lands Open-Source "Hawaii" GPU Driver Code

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 - Add A Comment
3-Way RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Benchmarks

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
AMD Radeon R9 290 Released At $399 Price Point

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
Linux 3.13 To Enable Radeon DPM, HDMI Audio

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
AMD Releases New 3D/Compute GPU Documentation

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
AMD Catalyst Beats NVIDIA To Linux 3.12 Support

The AMD Catalyst (fglrx) graphics driver is generally notorious in having belated support for new Linux kernel and X.Org Server releases while NVIDIA is usually very quick in supporting development kernels / xorg-servers. This time around for the Linux 3.12 kernel, the mainline Catalyst beta already supports the yet-to-be-out kernel while NVIDIA does not have this compatibility.

16 October 2013 - AMD Catalyst - 49 Comments
AMD Linux 3.12 Tests With The Performance Governor

Complementing the article earlier today why Radeon graphics are faster on Linux 3.12, here's some benchmarks now showing the open-source Radeon results when using the CPUfreq performance governor on Linux 3.12 with the Core i7 4770K Haswell.

15 October 2013 - Linux 3.12 - 15 Comments
AMD APUs Don't Appear Affected By Linux 3.12 Change

Earlier today in The AMD Radeon Performance Is Incredible On Linux 3.12, ten different AMD Radeon graphics cards were tested to complement the original Linux 3.12 Brings Big AMD Radeon Improvements article from Saturday. In changing things up from looking at the discrete AMD GPU performance, here are some benchmarks of an AMD Fusion E-350 APU with the Linux 3.11 and 3.12 kernels.

14 October 2013 - AMD APUs - 28 Comments
Catalyst 13.11 Beta Brings New GPU Support To Linux

AMD released their first beta of the Catalyst 13.11 Linux graphics driver today. Details are scarce as to the changes in this new Catalyst Linux Beta, but it brings support for AMD's just-released hardware.

8 October 2013 - AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta 1 - 14 Comments
AMD Intentionally Crippled Their HDMI Adapters

For some AMD Radeon graphics cards when using the Catalyst driver, the HDMI audio support isn't enabled unless using the simple DVI to HDMI adapter included with the graphics card itself... If you use another DVI-to-HDMI adapter, it won't work with Catalyst. AMD intentionally implemented checks within their closed-source driver to prevent other adapters from being used, even though they will work just fine.

8 October 2013 - AMD Hardware Woes - 52 Comments
Radeon Audio Will Hopefully Be Great In Linux 3.13

While there's still quite a number of weeks to go until seeing the Linux 3.13 kernel enter the development spotlight, the open-source Radeon HDMI audio support will hopefully be in great shape for those that have wanted features like HD audio pass-through for DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD.

4 October 2013 - Radeon HDMI Audio - 2 Comments
GLAMOR'ized Radeon Driver Shows Hope Over EXA

While Intel has their highly-tuned "SNA" acceleration architecture for delivering maximum 2D performance, it turns out the OpenGL-based GLAMOR acceleration architecture for the open-source Radeon driver may be better than the xf86-video-ati driver's own EXA implementation.

3 October 2013 - 2D Acceleration - 45 Comments
AMD Posts A Horde Of New 3D GPU Documentation

While AMD has published open-source Radeon GPU driver code for modern graphics processors up through the latest Sea Islands parts, they have fallen behind on publishing 3D GPU programming specifications and programming guides for the more modern hardware. Fortunately, they have now caught up.

1 October 2013 - AMD GPU Docs - 26 Comments
AMD Publishes New HDA GPU Documentation

A few weeks ago AMD began releasing technical documentation on the HDA audio portion of their Radeon GPUs. Yesterday AMD published the second version of their HDA programming documentation.

1 October 2013 - AMD Documentation - 6 Comments
AMD's Mantle Graphics API For Linux?

This week at AMD's Hawaii event where they announced their new high-end graphics processors, they also announced Mantle. AMD's Mantle is a new graphics API that looks to take on OpenGL and Microsoft's Direct3D as a new high-performance graphics rendering API.

27 September 2013 - AMD Mantle - 51 Comments
AMD Radeon FreeBSD Support Continues Advancing

AMD Radeon KMS support landed into FreeBSD 10 last month, but the developer -- who has been working on this code in part by financing from the FreeBSD Foundation -- is continuing to make improvements to the open-source AMD graphics code ported to FreeBSD from Linux.

27 September 2013 - AMD Radeon KMS - 3 Comments
Gallium3D OpenCL Is Starting To Show Progress

Tom Stellard of AMD shared a status update on the current support level and capabilities of the open-source OpenCL implementation by Gallium3D's Clover state tracker and the open-source AMD Radeon Linux graphics driver.

26 September 2013 - Gallium3D Clover - 5 Comments

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