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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
AMD has joined The Document Foundation's Advisory Board to take on a supporting role of accelerating LibreOffice in new ways.
4 July 2013 - OpenCL'ing Office Workloads - 59 Comments
Marek Olšák published a set of twelve patches earlier this week for improving the AMD R600 Radeon Gallium3D driver support code for MSAA.
2 July 2013 - Radeon Gallium3D - 21 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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