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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

AMD Sea Islands Support Comes To Radeon Gallium3D

Two days after AMD's massive Radeon DRM driver patch-set that provided initial dynamic power management support as well as initial Radeon HD 8000 "Sea Islands" graphics processor support, the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver has been updated on the user-space side.
28 June 2013 - Gallium3D Support - 3 Comments

Radeon In Linux 3.11 Is Fantastic With PM, Sea Islands

The pull request for the Radeon DRM graphics driver changes for the Linux 3.11 kernel has been submitted. The open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver changes in this next kernel development cycle include dynamic power management (including ASPM) and support for Radeon HD 8000 "Sea Islands" graphics processors as the most prominent changes.
28 June 2013 - Radeon 3.11 - 19 Comments

AMD HD 7000 "RadeonSI" Runs Well With Fedora 19

Fedora 19 is the first tier-one Linux distribution shipping with decent "out of the box" support for the AMD Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" series graphics cards with the out-of-the-box Linux graphics driver and Gallium3D-based acceleration.
27 June 2013 - Radeon HD 7000 Series - 9 Comments

AMD Has Massive Radeon Patch Set - Power Management!

For AMD Radeon customers using the open-source Linux graphics driver, the Linux 3.11 kernel is going to be mega exciting! Alex Deucher of AMD posted a set of 165 kernel patches today. Most notably, there's finally Dynamic Power Management (DPM) support for R600 GPUs up through Southern Islands hardware! Yes, there's finally dynamic power management in the open-source driver. Additionally, there's initial support for AMD "Sea Islands" hardware and there's also ASPM (Active State Power Management) support.
26 June 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 278 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

AMD Radeon KMS Still Being Ported To FreeBSD

It's been a while since last talking about the project to bring the Linux driver for AMD Radeon KMS to FreeBSD. The project is still going forth for expanding FreeBSD kernel mode-setting, but there hasn't been too much progress as of late.
21 June 2013 - Radeon KMS - 7 Comments

AMD Catalyst 13.6 Linux Graphics Driver Beta Released

AMD has announced a new beta Catalyst Linux graphics driver. This time around, there are some new features to this Catalyst 13.6 Beta.
28 May 2013 - AMD Catalyst 13.6 - 46 Comments

RadeonSI Gallium3D Enables GLSL 1.30 Support

The AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D driver for supporting the Radeon HD 7000/8000 series of graphics cards now has GL Shading Language 1.30 support exposed by default.
28 May 2013 - TGSI Opcodes - 6 Comments

AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D Begins Simple CL Demos

The open-source AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D driver is beginning to work when it comes to running simple OpenCL programs on the Radeon HD 7000 series graphics cards.
24 May 2013 - AMD RadeonSI - 33 Comments

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

Radeon Gallium3D Gets Important Cayman Fixes

Released today was a new version of the DRM library and adjoining Mesa changes to address MSAA texture issues affecting AMD Radeon Evergreen and Cayman graphics hardware running the open-source Gallium3D driver.
15 May 2013 - Radeon R600g - 19 Comments

Open-Source AMD Driver Gets "Hainan" GPU Support

The open-source AMD Linux graphics driver now boasts support for AMD's next-generation "Hainan" GPU products, a.k.a. the Radeon HD 8800 series.
13 May 2013 - AMD Hainan - 6 Comments

Greater Radeon Gallium3D Shader Optimization Tests

After delivering preview benchmarks of the AMD Radeon Gallium3D driver's new shader optimization benchmark, Vadim Girlin, the back-end's author, has shared some complementary Linux OpenGL benchmark results.
7 May 2013 - Radeon Gallium3D - 36 Comments

GLSL 1.30 Support For AMD RadeonSI Driver With LLVM

Michel Dänzer of AMD has provided a set of patches that should provide for the necessary patterns and intrinsics for AMD to round out GLSL 1.30 support within their RadeonSI open-source Gallium3D driver for Radeon HD 7000/8000 series graphics cards.
6 May 2013 - GLSL 1.30 - 1 Comment

Open-Source Radeon UVD Video Support On Fedora

Are you itching to try out open-source AMD Radeon "UVD" video acceleration support over VDPAU on Fedora Linux?
5 May 2013 - Radeon UVD - 41 Comments

AMD R600 Gallium3D Optimizing Back-End Merged

Vadim Girlin's shader-optimizing back-end for the AMD R600 Gallium3D driver has been merged into mainline Mesa.
30 April 2013 - Vadim Girlin - 28 Comments

AMD Optimizes Bitcoin Mining On R600 LLVM OpenCL

Earlier this month I wrote about Bitcoin Mining coming to the open-source Radeon Linux GPU driver. In the weeks since, Tom Stellard of AMD has made more improvements to the AMD R600 LLVM back-end that benefit the performance of Bitcoin mining.
29 April 2013 - Radeon LLVM - 47 Comments

AMD Releases Catalyst 13.4 For Linux

With less than one week left to the month, AMD released today the Catalyst 13.4 graphics driver for Linux x86/x86_64 customers.
24 April 2013 - Catalyst 13.4 - 48 Comments

Radeon Driver Gets Golden Registers In Linux 3.10

A second Linux 3.10 Radeon DRM driver pull request was submitted by AMD's Alex Deucher. The pull request sent to Red Hat's David Airlie for the DRM sub-system mentions the "golden registers" addition as being the highlight of this batch of new open-source AMD Linux graphics code.
23 April 2013 - Golden Registers - 24 Comments

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