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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
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
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
Linux 3.12 To Support AMD "Berlin" HSA APU

The Linux 3.11 kernel hasn't even been released yet but the Radeon DRM driver changes for the Linux 3.12 kernel are already lined up and waiting to be pulled into the drm-next tree.

30 August 2013 - Linux 3.12 Radeon - Add A Comment
R600 SB Shader Optimizations May Become The Default

Vadim Girlin has proposed a Mesa patch that would enable the "R600 SB" shader optimizations to be enabled by default for the Radeon Gallium3D driver. This R600 SB support has already become very popular with Linux graphics enthusiasts for its performance-enhancing abilities.

22 August 2013 - R600 SB - Add A Comment
R600 Gallium3D LLVM & SB Shader Back-End Tests

In recent months I have delivered a number of R600 SB shader optimization benchmarks for the AMD Gallium3D shader back-end that's part of Mesa 9.2. I've also delivered tests of the R600 LLVM back-end that's also been progressing in recent months and viewed as the future for AMD's open-source driver. This weekend are some independent tests of the R600 LLVM and SB back-ends.

17 August 2013 - R600 SB - Add A Comment
Features Still Being Sought By Open-Source AMD Users

While the open-source AMD Radeon Linux graphics driver now has support for the latest graphics cards, there's finally UVD video decoding, and the Linux 3.11 kernel brings dynamic power management, there's still features being desired by those using this open-source Linux graphics driver on ATI/AMD GPUs.

14 August 2013 - Radeon Graphics - 86 Comments
AMD/ATI X.Org Driver Brings New GPU Support

Version 7.2.0 of the xf86-video-ati DDX driver was released this morning. While the X.Org drivers aren't too exciting these days with most of the really great work happening within the DRM or Mesa/Gallium3D drivers, there's still an interesting number of changes to xf86-video-ati 7.2.0 for Radeon GPU hardware support.

7 August 2013 - xf86-video-ati 7.2.0 - 24 Comments
Reverse PRIME Committed To AMD X.Org Driver

For those concerned about the Reverse PRIME and multi-screen Reverse Optimus enablement for the AMD open-source X.Org driver, the support is now present in its Git tree.

6 August 2013 - Reverse PRIME Support - 2 Comments
AMD Driver Gets 2D Performance Improvements

An independent open-source developer has provided a set of four xf86-video-ati X.Org driver patches to boost the 2D rendering performance for Evergreen and Cayman GPUs right now though the optimizations can also be back-ported to R600 and R700 graphics processors too.

22 July 2013 - Evergreen+ - 9 Comments
GCC Compiler Tuning On The AMD A10-6800K APU

For those curious about how the system performance is impacted by applying compiler optimizations to the AMD A10-6800K "Richland" APU, here's some benchmarks of GCC 4.8.1 on Ubuntu Linux.

30 June 2013 - AMD Richland APU - 5 Comments
LLVM Clang 3.3, Early Clang 3.4 Benchmarks

For those curious how AMD's Bulldozer CPUs are performing with this week's release of LLVM 3.3, here are some benchmarks of LLVM/Clang 3.3 along with some early benchmarks of the latest Clang 3.4 development code from the AMD FX-8150 Eight-Core CPU.

23 June 2013 - AMD FX-8150 - 1 Comment
Using Six Monitors With AMD's Open-Source Linux Driver

Linux graphics drivers have come a long way in recent years for both the open and closed-source solutions from AMD, NVIDIA, and Intel. In this Sunday article, a Phoronix reader has shared his experiences in going from failing to setup two monitors under Linux just a few years ago with NVIDIA to now successfully driving six monitors on a single system using the AMD Linux driver.

19 May 2013 - Success! - 27 Comments

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