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Going back to June on Phoronix there have been Ubuntu Mir/XMir performance benchmarks. Up to this point these benchmarks have only been done with Intel and Nouveau graphics drivers, since the AMD Radeon driver has been rather problematic with XMir. Sadly, this still appears to be the case.
7 August 2013 - Radeon XMir - 39 Comments
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
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
The AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta driver was released today and with it comes full support for OpenGL 4.3, support for the Linux 3.10 kernel, and various fixes.
1 August 2013 - Catalyst 13.8 Beta - 63 Comments
Marek Olšák, the very well known independent contributor to Mesa/Gallium3D and particularly for the open-source Radeon graphics drivers, is now employed by AMD.
30 July 2013 - Marek Olšák
With the belief that the Radeon dynamic power management (DPM) support is in good shape, it's a great time to try out this feature of the open-source AMD Linux graphics driver. DPM has the capability of increasing the performance for some Radeon GPUs while for other GPUs it will lead to lower power consumption, extended battery life, and lower operating temperatures.
30 July 2013 - Radeon DPM - 88 Comments
Hours after David Airlie posted a new Nouveau X.Org driver with "multi-screen reverse Optimus" support, AMD's Alex Deucher ported the code to the open-source Radeon driver.
30 July 2013 - Radeon Optimus - 14 Comments
The dynamic power management support for the open-source AMD Radeon graphics driver on Linux should now be in good shape.
29 July 2013 - AMD Radeon DPM - 59 Comments
OpenRadeonBIOS is a new open-source project seeking to create an open-source video BIOS for AMD/ATI Radeon graphics cards.
27 July 2013 - OpenRadeonBIOS - 55 Comments
While NVIDIA just introduced a new Linux graphics driver to support the day-old OpenGL 4.4, AMD just released a new Catalyst Linux Beta that finally delivers full support for OpenGL 4.3.
23 July 2013 - OpenGL 4.3 Beta - 16 Comments
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
Just days after the first release candidate of the Linux 3.11 kernel, additional user testing of the new Radeon dynamic power management support has revealed more bugs in the open-source driver. Fortunately, there's already another pull request for Linux 3.11 to take care of some more Radeon "DPM" issues.
17 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 Kernel - 43 Comments
Greg Stoner of AMD and representing the HSA Foundation talked last week at the Linaro Connect Europe 2013 event about the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) as it concerns ARM.
17 July 2013 - HSA Architecture
Vadim Girlin has merged another set of patches concerning his "SB" shader optimization back-end for the R600 Gallium3D driver, including some code that has the potential to affect the performance.
17 July 2013 - R600 SB - 1 Comment
AMD's Alex Deucher has submitted another Radeon DRM pull request for the Linux 3.11 kernel to provide more fixes. This time the bug-fixes are "all over the place" for this open-source graphics driver.
15 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 Radeon - 6 Comments
Double precision support is to be merged into the AMD LLVM back-end for the Radeon HD 7000 "RadeonSI" graphics cards on the open-source Linux graphics driver.
10 July 2013 - LLVM RadeonSI - 2 Comments
AMD's Alex Deucher has sent in another Git pull request for the Radeon DRM code for the in-development Linux 3.11 kernel. As with the other secondary pulls, this code update is about bettering up the state of Radeon dynamic power management.
8 July 2013 - Dynamic Power Management - 4 Comments
For those looking to test out the long-awaited Radeon dynamic power management support within the Linux 3.11 kernel, here's some information on the new debugfs and sysfs interfaces for dealing with this "DPM" feature.
6 July 2013 - Dynamic Power Management - 2 Comments
While HDMI audio support may seem like a mundane feature for graphics drivers in 2013, the Radeon KMS driver still hasn't re-enabled support for Radeon HDMI audio on modern kernel releases. Fortunately, it looks like the important feature for HTPCs might be re-enabled soon for a better "out of the box" experience.
6 July 2013 - Kernel Defaults - 5 Comments
The DRM pull request has yet to be submitted for the Linux 3.11 kernel and already there is another revision to the Radeon DRM kernel driver to be submitted. This latest Radeon DRM work provides additional dynamic power management fixes and some new sysfs features.
5 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 Kernel - 80 Comments
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