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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

AMD Catalyst 13.3 Beta 3 Available For Linux Users

It was just one week ago that AMD released the Catalyst 13.3 Beta 2 driver while now it has been succeeded by Catalyst 13.3 Beta 3.
24 March 2013 - Plus Change-Log - 27 Comments

PRIME Sharing Comes To GLAMOR

Michel Dänzer of AMD has provided a patch so that PRIME multi-GPU sharing will work with the GLAMOR 2D acceleration architecture, as needed for the Radeon HD 7000 series support and optionally for other generations of AMD and Intel GPUs.
22 March 2013 - X.Org GLAMOR - 8 Comments

AMD Releases Catalyst 13.3 Beta 2 Linux Driver

AMD has uploaded the Catalyst 13.3 Beta 2 driver to their website for Linux x86/x86_64 users.
17 March 2013 - Catalyst 13.3 Beta 2 - 13 Comments

AMD KMS/DRM Driver Moves Along For FreeBSD

Last month I reported on the AMD Linux DRM/KMS driver being ported to FreeBSD. With the developer receiving funding from the FreeBSD Foundation, progress on this open-source AMD kernel mode-setting driver is moving in a steadfast manner.
16 March 2013 - AMD KMS - 25 Comments

Open-Source Support For AMD "Richland" APUs

It looks like there will be open-source Linux driver support from launch-day for AMD's forthcoming "Richland" Fusion APUs.
15 March 2013 - Richland APUs - 33 Comments

AMD Publishes Compute Support For RadeonSI

The AMD "RadeonSI" Gallium3D driver now has basic compute (GPGPU/OpenCL) support.
12 March 2013 - RadeonSI Gallium3D - 5 Comments

Embedded AMD Catalyst 13.3 Linux Driver Released

AMD has released a new Catalyst Embedded driver for Linux systems prior to calling it a week.
10 March 2013 - New Embedded Driver - 5 Comments

Scheduler Code Merged For AMD R600 LLVM Back-End

The initial scheduler code has been merged into AMD's R600 GPU LLVM back-end.
6 March 2013 - R600 LLVM - 7 Comments

Games Running WIth Open-Source Radeon Graphics

The Wiki list of games known to work with the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver has been updated.
28 February 2013 - R100 To R600g - 6 Comments

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