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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

How-To Use Open-Source Radeon UVD On Ubuntu

With the Radeon DRM changes for Linux 3.10 lining up and including Radeon Unified Video Decoder support, it's becoming easier to take advantage of Radeon UVD-accelerated video playback with AMD's open-source Linux graphics driver.
18 April 2013 - Radeon UVD - 16 Comments

R600g Tests Show Little Change On Mesa 9.2-devel

Now having shown that Intel Ivy Bridge graphics are faster with the latest Mesa 9.2-devel Git code and also that the Gallium3D LLVMpipe driver is significantly faster, here's a new round of AMD Radeon "R600g" Gallium3D performance benchmarks.
17 April 2013 - Benchmarks - 1 Comment

The First Radeon DRM Pull For Linux 3.10

AMD's Alex Deucher has sent in the first Radeon DRM driver pull request for early Linux 3.10 kernel changes to be merged into the drm-next repository.
16 April 2013 - Radeon Changes - 6 Comments

Radeon HDMI Linux Audio Might Be Restored Soon

Support for HDMI audio output with the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver might finally be in a state where it could be re-enabled by default.
13 April 2013 - Radeon HDMI - 25 Comments

AMD Kernel Mode-Setting Continues On FreeBSD

For being a project that's just a few months old and up until recently wasn't touched by BSD developers, the port of the open-source AMD Radeon kernel mode-setting driver from the Linux kernel to FreeBSD kernel is progressing nicely.
13 April 2013 - AMD KMS Support - 33 Comments

Mesa To Expose AMD Performance Monitor Extension

While Mesa has some level of support for GL_ARB_debug_output, Intel developers are implementing support within Mesa for AMD's OpenGL performance monitor extension to assist game developers and others with monitoring the performance of their software.
12 April 2013 - AMD Extension - 1 Comment

Radeon UVD Support Merged Into Mesa

After having gone through five public code revisions, AMD has finally committed their open-source Unified Video Decoder (UVD) support for accelerated video decoding over VDPAU into the Mesa Git repository.
11 April 2013 - Radeon UVD - 79 Comments

Bitcoin Mining Comes To Radeon Open-Source OpenCL

With the increasing popularity as of late with the Bitcoin virtual currency, the open-source Radeon Gallium3D OpenCL stack has advanced to support Bitcoin mining.
11 April 2013 - Bitcoin - 31 Comments

New AMD Catalyst Beta Supports Linux 3.8, TF2 Fixes

AMD has released a new Catalyst Linux graphics driver, which supports modern Linux kernel releases while having various other fixes in store too. Some of the OpenGL fixes will help those playing some Linux Steam client games.
10 April 2013 - Linux Catalyst - 94 Comments

2D Tiling For AMD's RadeonSI Is Stacking Up

Building upon last week's RadeonSI tiling patches for exposing this performance-boosting feature on the latest generation of AMD Radeon HD graphics hardware is the xf86-video-ati work. With a new patch, 2D tiling can be turned on for Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs on the open-source Linux driver.
8 April 2013 - RadeonSI

Talk Of Doing Point Releases For LLVM

Tom Stellard of AMD, the developer that has been working on open-source OpenCL support, has proposed to the upstream LLVM development community that they begin doing point releases.
6 April 2013 - LLVM Point Releases

AMD RadeonSI Driver Officially Gets Compute Support

AMD's open-source "RadeonSI" Gallium3D driver for the Radeon HD 7000 series graphics cards and newer now has early compute/GPGPU support.
5 April 2013 - GPGPU - 12 Comments

AMD Kernel Mode-Setting Progresses For FreeBSD

More of the Radeon kernel mode-setting (KMS) driver stack being ported to FreeBSD from Linux is beginning to function.
4 April 2013 - AMD Radeon - 13 Comments

Tiling Support For AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver

As a potential performance-boosting addition, the "RadeonSI" Linux driver for open-source support of the AMD Radeon HD 7000/8000 series graphics cards now has patches for supporting tiling.
4 April 2013 - Tiling Support - 9 Comments

Digging Deeper Into AMD's UVD Code Drop

Yesterday it was exclusively announced on Phoronix that AMD was releasing open-source UVD code so that their open-source Linux graphics driver can finally benefit from GPU hardware-accelerated video playback. Here's some more details.
3 April 2013 - Open-Source UVD - 122 Comments

AMD Works On Linux Power Savings For Future CPUs

New kernel patches by AMD for the Linux kernel provide "frequency sensitivity feedback" for the powersave bias in cpufreq. This hardware feedback feature is to be introduced on future AMD processors.
28 March 2013 - AMD Power Savings - 23 Comments

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