Weeks after NVIDIA released a new Linux driver to massively improve its OpenGL performance in large part to make the Source Engine and Valve's games run better on Linux, AMD is out with a similar Catalyst update. The latest Catalyst Linux beta is said to bring "significant performance improvements" for Left 4 Dead 2.
Many Linux users have been mad over AMD closing down its Operating System Research Center resulting in many AMD Linux open-source developers losing their jobs. Last week I wrote that ultimately it shouldn't be too worrisome for Linux users wanting to use AMD processors and chipsets on Linux and this still looks to be the case.
While many Linux users are rightfully quite mad over AMD laying off many Linux kernel developers and shutting down their Operating System Research Center, not all hope is lost for future AMD CPU products being well supported under Linux.
AMD has indeed shutdown its Dresden-based Operating System Research Center (OSRC) in the latest round of cost-cutting efforts.
At the beginning of the week I reported that AMD got rid of at least three of their Linux kernel developers. It's becoming more clear though that it's not only three long-time Linux kernel developers they have let go.
At least three Linux kernel developers are no longer employed by AMD.
Here's another series of AMD FX-8350 "Vishera" Linux benchmarks to complement the many Vishera Linux benchmarks published on Phoronix since the debut of the FX-8350 processor on Tuesday.
One of the latest possible Linux power-related regressions I've heard about is that AMD Cool 'n' Quiet may no longer be functioning too well on Linux-based systems.
AMD Catalyst 12.10 for Linux was only officially released two days ago, but already there's a Catalyst 12.11 beta for Tux.
For those wanting more benchmarks of the AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core "Vishera" processor, here's some additional Ubuntu 12.10 results.
AMD's Catalyst 12.10 Linux graphics driver was released today.
Second-generation Bulldozer processors only started appearing recently in the form of the Trinity APUs with Piledriver cores. The next Bulldozer-2 wave will come when AMD releases their Piledriver-bearing "Vishera" FX-Series desktop processors. While this hardware has yet to publicly arrive, AMD is are already working on compiler support for their third-generation Bulldozer -- a.k.a. "Steamroller" -- micro-architecture.
As the latest AMD A10-5800K Trinity APU benchmarks under Linux, here's a quick look at the impact that Turbo Core Technology has under Linux.
AMD released a new development tool suite this week called CodeXL that focuses upon heterogeneous compute support across GPUs, CPUs, and APUs.
For those living with vintage ATI graphics hardware from the Rage 128 days, the EXA-enabled driver has been formally released.
AMD has released a beta proprietary Linux driver for Catalyst 12.9.
This morning you may be seeing a number of performance previews on AMD's Trinity APUs for the desktop, while the full embargo covering these latest Fusion products has yet to expire. Phoronix tests of Trinity under Linux are forthcoming.
For those not in Germany this week for XDC2012 and/or Oktoberfest, here are some new benchmarks to look at of the AMD FX-8150 "Bulldozer" processor on the Linux kernels from Linux 3.0 through the current Linux 3.6 kernel that's currently under development.
After five years of the open-source AMD strategy, John Bridgman is no longer managing these efforts.
Just one day after hearing Intel isn't planning "Clover Trail" Atom support under Linux due to targeting this low-powered processor towards Windows 8 tablets, similar information has now come out of AMD. The next-generation "Hondo" Fusion APUs are initially being targeted towards Windows 8 tablets rather than Linux/Android.
The AMD Catalyst 12.9 graphics driver for Linux was released on Thursday.
In the discussion about the latest AMD R600g driver improvements by Marek Olšák, the prolific independent contributor shares some of his personal views on the open-source graphics driver itself.
Marek Olšák has continued with his passionate development contributions to the R600 Gallium3D driver, being one of the few independent contributors continuing to make heavy contributions to this open-source AMD Linux graphics driver.
The R600g patches for reworking the atom state emission ordering have landed, after having to infer the ordering sequence from the Catalyst binary blob command stream.
While the Catalyst Linux graphics driver was overhauled five years ago, not everyone is satisfied with the closed-source AMD Radeon Linux graphics driver. Here's some interesting comments by a prominent Linux developer and his less than stellar Catalyst experience.
It was five years ago today that AMD's open-source strategy for Linux graphics driver support was publicly unveiled.
Today marks five years since the revolutionary AMD Catalyst Linux graphics driver was announced to the world by Phoronix. While the driver still had a lot of work ahead, it was September 2007 that brought the brand new Catalyst Linux driver that shared more code with the Catalyst Windows driver and ushered in a new era for AMD with providing same-day Linux driver support, performance improvements, and new functionality to match the Windows driver.
For those that enjoyed seeing the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver TODO list but aren't able to contribute due to not owning any Radeon HD 7000 series hardware, there also exists an R600 Gallium3D driver TODO list that is in need of some attention.
Marek Olšák has continued with his "R600g" driver hacking. The latest patch-set coming from this prolific independent contributor to Mesa allows for anti-aliasing and transform feedback for Radeon HD 6900 "Cayman" GPUs.
KWin, KDE's compositing window manager, will better play with the AMD Catalyst binary blob in the KDE 4.10 release by enabling direct rendering and the OpenGL 2.x back-end for those using the latest Catalyst driver.
732 AMD news articles published on Phoronix.