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The AMD Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" graphics cards launched in December of 2011, but even nearly two years later while there has been open-source Linux graphics driver code available for months, Ubuntu Linux still doesn't have out-of-the-box support for these new AMD Radeon graphics cards.
12 September 2013 - Disappointing - 57 Comments
After the kernel-side AMD Berlin APU support was merged for the Linux 3.12 while the user-space Mesa Gallium3D and Radeon X.Org driver support was just merged on Friday evening for this first HSA APU.
7 September 2013 - AMD Berlin
The AMD "RadeonSI" Gallium3D driver for Radeon HD 7000/8000 series hardware support by the open-source Linux graphics driver is about to support OpenGL 3.0. While the hardware is capable of OpenGL 4.4, the open-source RadeonSI driver has only advertised OpenGL 2.1 compliance.
3 September 2013 - OpenGL 3.0 RadeonSI - 9 Comments
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 - 3 Comments
It was anticipated R600 SB shader optimizations might be enabled by default for this Radeon Gallium3D driver and now they have been for Mesa 9.3/Mesa 10.0.
30 August 2013 - R600 SB - 19 Comments
While Marek Olšák is most known for his improvements to the R600 Gallium3D driver, the new open-source AMD employee's latest code activity has been on the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
29 August 2013 - RadeonSI Galliun3D - 6 Comments
After many months of development, the ported open-source AMD Radeon DRM/KMS driver from the Linux kernel has been merged into FreeBSD trunk. This AMD kernel graphics driver now provides modern Radeon/FirePro graphics support for BSD users with FreeBSD 10.0 but might be backported to FreeBSD 9.
28 August 2013 - AMD FreeBSD Support! - 10 Comments
The AMD Radeon "R300" Gallium3D driver has finally enabled MSAA anti-aliasing support for the very old ATI R300 and R400 class graphics processors.
27 August 2013 - Radeon R300g - 11 Comments
Some months ago there was talk of doing LLVM point releases and it looks like this might actually happen now for the LLVM 3.3 series thanks in part to AMD.
24 August 2013 - LLVM 3.3.1
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
Nearly three weeks after Catalyst 13.8 Beta for Linux, AMD has now released the second Linux graphics driver beta of the month.
19 August 2013 - AMD Catalyst 13.8 - 22 Comments
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 - 10 Comments
While OpenBSD lagged behind FreeBSD in getting the initial kernel mode-setting (KMS) graphics support mainlined, the BSD platform now has support for AMD Radeon graphics.
14 August 2013 - OpenBSD Radeon KMS - 8 Comments
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
Newer AMD Radeon GPUs are closer to having HDMI audio support with the open-source DRM/KMS driver.
14 August 2013 - DCE6/DCE8 - 14 Comments
The Linux 3.11 kernel is still weeks away from being released, but already AMD's Alex Deucher has begun queuing up changes for their open-source Radeon driver for the Linux 3.12 kernel.
13 August 2013 - Linux 3.12 Kernel - 60 Comments
Marek Olšák, the well known Radeon Gallium3D contributor and AMD's newest open-source employee, has implemented multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA) support for the "RadeonSI" Gallium3D driver plus made other changes.
9 August 2013 - RadeonSI MSAA - 4 Comments
Another round of bug-fixes for the Radeon Dynamic Power Management code has been submitted for the Linux 3.11 kernel.
8 August 2013 - Radeon DPM - 40 Comments
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
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