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Marek's Baking Some RadeonSI Changes

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
AMD Radeon KMS Driver Merged Into FreeBSD

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
R600 SB Shader Optimizations May Become The Default

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 - Add A Comment
R600 Gallium3D LLVM & SB Shader Back-End Tests

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 - Add A Comment
OpenBSD Now Has AMD Radeon KMS Graphics

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
Features Still Being Sought By Open-Source AMD Users

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
RadeonSI Gallium3D Receives MSAA Support

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
Radeon Driver On XMir Still Is Messy Experience

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
AMD/ATI X.Org Driver Brings New GPU Support

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
Reverse PRIME Committed To AMD X.Org Driver

For those concerned about the Reverse PRIME and multi-screen Reverse Optimus enablement for the AMD open-source X.Org driver, the support is now present in its Git tree.

6 August 2013 - Reverse PRIME Support - 2 Comments
How To Setup Radeon DPM On Ubuntu Linux

With the belief that the Radeon dynamic power management (DPM) support is in good shape, it's a great time to try out this feature of the open-source AMD Linux graphics driver. DPM has the capability of increasing the performance for some Radeon GPUs while for other GPUs it will lead to lower power consumption, extended battery life, and lower operating temperatures.

30 July 2013 - Radeon DPM - 88 Comments
AMD Driver Gets 2D Performance Improvements

An independent open-source developer has provided a set of four xf86-video-ati X.Org driver patches to boost the 2D rendering performance for Evergreen and Cayman GPUs right now though the optimizations can also be back-ported to R600 and R700 graphics processors too.

22 July 2013 - Evergreen+ - 9 Comments
Radeon Power Management Gets More Fixes For 3.11

Just days after the first release candidate of the Linux 3.11 kernel, additional user testing of the new Radeon dynamic power management support has revealed more bugs in the open-source driver. Fortunately, there's already another pull request for Linux 3.11 to take care of some more Radeon "DPM" issues.

17 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 Kernel - 43 Comments
Radeon DRM Gets More Fixes For Linux 3.11 Kernel

AMD's Alex Deucher has submitted another Radeon DRM pull request for the Linux 3.11 kernel to provide more fixes. This time the bug-fixes are "all over the place" for this open-source graphics driver.

15 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 Radeon - 6 Comments

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