AMD News Archives
Upcoming: AMD's New Trinity APUs On Linux

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.

27 September 2012 - Testing - 20 Comments
AMD Benchmarks Of Linux 3.0 To Linux 3.6 Kernels

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.

20 September 2012 - AMD Linux - Add A Comment
AMD "Hondo" APUs May Not Be Too Linux Friendly

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.

14 September 2012 - Hondo APUs - Add A Comment
The Weakest Spot Of The AMD Gallium3D Driver

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.

12 September 2012 - Views - 2 Comments
Marek Cleans-Up & Refactors R600g Driver

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.

11 September 2012 - Lots Of Commit - Add A Comment
AMD Catalyst For Linux On The "Blacklist Of Junk"

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.

6 September 2012 - AMD Catalyst - Add A Comment
Five Years With The Modern AMD Catalyst Linux Driver

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.

5 September 2012 - Release Celebrations - 13 Comments
R600 Gallium3D Driver Still Missing Features

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.

31 August 2012 - R600g - Add A Comment
OpenGL 3.0 Now Handled For All Of R600 Gallium3D

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.

30 August 2012 - GL3 Compliance - 17 Comments
KDE 4.10 KWin To Properly Support AMD Catalyst

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.

27 August 2012 - AMD Catalyst - 24 Comments
AMD Catalyst Will Not Support Wayland Anytime Soon

Last week we heard news that NVIDIA is at least evaluating support for their binary graphics driver with Wayland, but on the AMD Catalyst binary driver side it doesn't look like they will be supporting the next-generation Linux display architecture "anytime soon", according to a reliable source.

20 August 2012 - Catalyst-Wayland - 105 Comments
AMD Open-Source S.I. Botched, Hope For The Future

We're now going into eight months since the AMD Radeon HD 7000 series "Southern Islands" graphics cards first launched. In that time the Catalyst Linux support has been stable and fine, but the open-source driver support is still unusable.

30 July 2012 - Southern Islands - 33 Comments
AMD Prepares "Bobcat 2" Compiler Support

While the AMD Linux graphics team is busy proposing an LLVM back-end staging area, the AMD CPU folks have begun work on the GCC compiler and preparing support for the next-generation Bobcat processors.

20 July 2012 - AMD GCC - Add A Comment
HyperZ: Errata & The Catalyst Command Stream

Following yesterday's article about Radeon Gallium3D HyperZ support defeating open-source developers, Jerome Glisse has clarified the situation after trying to make this code work properly for more than a half-year.

14 July 2012 - Open-Source Is A Bitch - Add A Comment
R600g Gallium3D HyperZ Defeats Developers

Jerome Glisse has published a new patch to enable HyperZ support for the AMD Radeon (R600g) Gallium3D driver. While this patch could be pushed to Mesa, it's not being enabled by default as it's still causing some GPU lock-ups and developers can't seem to figure out the cause. Jerome is now moving onto other work.

13 July 2012 - R600 Gallium3D - 16 Comments
EXA Support Finally Comes To The R128 Driver

It has been fourteen years since the ATI Rage 128 graphics cards were released, but some within the open-source community are still using this vintage graphics hardware and even advancing the ATI driver.

6 July 2012 - About Damn Time - 28 Comments
AMD Releases New Catalyst Linux Legacy Driver

While owners of ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5000/6000/7000 series graphics cards have already had a Catalyst 12.6 Linux driver -- which many Linux users found to be disappointing -- today AMD has released a Catalyst 12.6 "Legacy" Linux driver for those using the older generations of Radeon hardware.

5 July 2012 - Catalyst 12.6 - 20 Comments
AMD Catalyst 12.6 For Linux Disappoints

Following the changing of the Catalyst release schedule and dropping old hardware support, Catalyst 12.6 for Linux has been officially released. However, it's already disappointing some Linux binary driver users.

29 June 2012 - Sadness - 65 Comments

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