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An Effort Making An Open-Source Radeon Video BIOS

OpenRadeonBIOS is a new open-source project seeking to create an open-source video BIOS for AMD/ATI Radeon graphics cards.
27 July 2013 - OpenRadeonBIOS - 55 Comments

AMD Releases New Catalyst Linux Driver Beta For July

While NVIDIA just introduced a new Linux graphics driver to support the day-old OpenGL 4.4, AMD just released a new Catalyst Linux Beta that finally delivers full support for OpenGL 4.3.
23 July 2013 - OpenGL 4.3 Beta - 16 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

AMD Talks Up HSA Architecture On Linux ARM

Greg Stoner of AMD and representing the HSA Foundation talked last week at the Linaro Connect Europe 2013 event about the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) as it concerns ARM.
17 July 2013 - HSA Architecture

R600 Radeon Gallium3D Gets More SB Back-End Work

Vadim Girlin has merged another set of patches concerning his "SB" shader optimization back-end for the R600 Gallium3D driver, including some code that has the potential to affect the performance.
17 July 2013 - R600 SB - 1 Comment

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

Double Precision Support For RadeonSI Driver

Double precision support is to be merged into the AMD LLVM back-end for the Radeon HD 7000 "RadeonSI" graphics cards on the open-source Linux graphics driver.
10 July 2013 - LLVM RadeonSI - 2 Comments

AMD Radeon DRM Gets More Early DPM Fixes

AMD's Alex Deucher has sent in another Git pull request for the Radeon DRM code for the in-development Linux 3.11 kernel. As with the other secondary pulls, this code update is about bettering up the state of Radeon dynamic power management.
8 July 2013 - Dynamic Power Management - 4 Comments

Testing Radeon DPM Using Sysfs/Debugfs

For those looking to test out the long-awaited Radeon dynamic power management support within the Linux 3.11 kernel, here's some information on the new debugfs and sysfs interfaces for dealing with this "DPM" feature.
6 July 2013 - Dynamic Power Management - 2 Comments

Radeon KMS HDMI Audio Might Be Re-Enabled Soon

While HDMI audio support may seem like a mundane feature for graphics drivers in 2013, the Radeon KMS driver still hasn't re-enabled support for Radeon HDMI audio on modern kernel releases. Fortunately, it looks like the important feature for HTPCs might be re-enabled soon for a better "out of the box" experience.
6 July 2013 - Kernel Defaults - 5 Comments

Radeon DRM: Dynamic Power Management Updates

The DRM pull request has yet to be submitted for the Linux 3.11 kernel and already there is another revision to the Radeon DRM kernel driver to be submitted. This latest Radeon DRM work provides additional dynamic power management fixes and some new sysfs features.
5 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 Kernel - 80 Comments

AMD To Exploit OpenCL Potential In LibreOffice

AMD has joined The Document Foundation's Advisory Board to take on a supporting role of accelerating LibreOffice in new ways.
4 July 2013 - OpenCL'ing Office Workloads - 59 Comments

Marek Has New Set Of Radeon MSAA Patches

Marek Olšák published a set of twelve patches earlier this week for improving the AMD R600 Radeon Gallium3D driver support code for MSAA.
2 July 2013 - Radeon Gallium3D - 21 Comments

GCC Compiler Tuning On The AMD A10-6800K APU

For those curious about how the system performance is impacted by applying compiler optimizations to the AMD A10-6800K "Richland" APU, here's some benchmarks of GCC 4.8.1 on Ubuntu Linux.
30 June 2013 - AMD Richland APU - 5 Comments

AMD Sea Islands Support Comes To Radeon Gallium3D

Two days after AMD's massive Radeon DRM driver patch-set that provided initial dynamic power management support as well as initial Radeon HD 8000 "Sea Islands" graphics processor support, the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver has been updated on the user-space side.
28 June 2013 - Gallium3D Support - 3 Comments

Radeon In Linux 3.11 Is Fantastic With PM, Sea Islands

The pull request for the Radeon DRM graphics driver changes for the Linux 3.11 kernel has been submitted. The open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver changes in this next kernel development cycle include dynamic power management (including ASPM) and support for Radeon HD 8000 "Sea Islands" graphics processors as the most prominent changes.
28 June 2013 - Radeon 3.11 - 19 Comments

AMD HD 7000 "RadeonSI" Runs Well With Fedora 19

Fedora 19 is the first tier-one Linux distribution shipping with decent "out of the box" support for the AMD Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" series graphics cards with the out-of-the-box Linux graphics driver and Gallium3D-based acceleration.
27 June 2013 - Radeon HD 7000 Series - 9 Comments

AMD Has Massive Radeon Patch Set - Power Management!

For AMD Radeon customers using the open-source Linux graphics driver, the Linux 3.11 kernel is going to be mega exciting! Alex Deucher of AMD posted a set of 165 kernel patches today. Most notably, there's finally Dynamic Power Management (DPM) support for R600 GPUs up through Southern Islands hardware! Yes, there's finally dynamic power management in the open-source driver. Additionally, there's initial support for AMD "Sea Islands" hardware and there's also ASPM (Active State Power Management) support.
26 June 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 278 Comments

LLVM Clang 3.3, Early Clang 3.4 Benchmarks

For those curious how AMD's Bulldozer CPUs are performing with this week's release of LLVM 3.3, here are some benchmarks of LLVM/Clang 3.3 along with some early benchmarks of the latest Clang 3.4 development code from the AMD FX-8150 Eight-Core CPU.
23 June 2013 - AMD FX-8150 - 1 Comment

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