AMD News Archives
AMD Linux Catalyst: Hardware Owners Screwed?

Word is breaking today on the Windows-focused web-sites that AMD's Catalyst driver program has fundamentally changed. How does this impact Linux Catalyst users? Unfortunately, it will likely prove to be in a bad way.

31 May 2012 - Breaking - 183 Comments
2013: A Good Year For Open-Source AMD?

For those disappointed by the results of the open-source vs. closed-source AMD Radeon graphics driver results on Linux at this time, you may be more pleased going forward and carry hope for open-source AMD advancements in 2013.

24 May 2012 - Next Year - 103 Comments
EXA Acceleration For The Old ATI Rage Driver

If you happen to be an unfortunate soul still using an old ATI Rage graphics processor, the "R128" driver now has EXA acceleration support after about a decade and a half of the hardware being around.

29 April 2012 - R128 EXA - 31 Comments
AMD R600/R700 Gallium3D Confirms GLSL 1.30

Just one day after the Radeon HD 5000 series on Gallium3D gained GLSL 1.30 compliance by default, the R600 (Radeon HD 2000/3000 series) and R700 (Radeon HD 4000 series) now have GL Shading Language 1.30 support advertised by default.

21 April 2012 - By Default - 6 Comments
AMD Evergreen Gallium3D Officially Does GLSL 1.30

The AMD Radeon HD 5000 "Evergreen" graphics cards, which at the hardware level is capable of OpenGL 4.2 / GLSL 4.20, is finally advertising GLSL 1.30 compliance by default with the Mesa Gallium3D "R600g" driver. GLSL 1.30 is the GL Shading Language revision introduced at the time of OpenGL 3.0.

20 April 2012 - Radeon HD 5000 Series - 11 Comments
AMD R600 LLVM Back-End Called For Inclusion

Tom Stellard of AMD has called upon the LLVM developers to include the R600 GPU back-end into the LLVM project, which is the code for generating compute and graphics shaders inside the LLVM compiler infrastructure for targeting Radeon HD 2000 through HD 6000 series graphics processors.

26 March 2012 - Finally - 75 Comments
AMD Launches Pitcairn GPUs, Open-Source Not There

Yesterday AMD officially launched the Radeon HD 7800 "Pitcairn" series as the latest hardware in their Southern Islands family to reside between the Radeon HD 7700 series and their flagship Radeon HD 7900 cards. Unfortunately, the open-source support for these latest AMD GPUs remains unavailable.

6 March 2012 - Southern Islands - 14 Comments
AMD Is Still Struggling With HD 7000 On Catalyst

While most Linux enthusiasts know by now that there still isn't open-source Radeon HD 7000 series support from AMD under Linux, the Catalyst situation isn't so clear. While they've been committed to launch-day Catalyst hardware enablement under Windows and Linux, for the penguin OS that doesn't seem to always be the case for the HD 7000 series.

2 March 2012 - Linux Catalyst - 40 Comments
Gallium3D VDPAU State Tracker Gets Ready For Action

Christian König of AMD has shared his plans for completing work on the VDPAU state tracker for Gallium3D. This Gallium3D state tracker allows for NVIDIA VDPAU video acceleration using GPU shaders on open-source hardware drivers such as Radeon and Nouveau.

28 February 2012 - VDPAU Is Ready - 29 Comments
AMD Will Properly Support KWin With Catalyst

For those AMD Catalyst users that were concerned by the recent statements of Martin Gräßlin that KWin will likely end up dropping their GL1 renderer, which would eliminate vintage GPU hardware support as well as Catalyst driver support, fear not.

25 February 2012 - KWin + Catalyst - 43 Comments
AMD Catalyst A.I. Useless Under Linux?

AMD today launched the Radeon HD 7570/7770 graphics cards as the latest GPUs built on the GCN architecture. Unfortunately there still is not any open-source support for the Radeon HD 7000 series hardware nor has AMD sent out any review samples to Phoronix. But there is some other Catalyst Linux news to share.

15 February 2012 - Hmmm? - 16 Comments
AMD Announces Its IL Code Generator For OpenCL

On Friday AMD released an LLVM back-end for its R600 Gallium3D Linux driver. The LLVM driver back-end was based upon the AMD IL LLVM back-end for OpenCL, which AMD has now separately announced to the LLVM developers as a new source-code drop.

12 December 2011 - LLVM Work - Add A Comment
In Road To OpenCL, R600g LLVM Back-End Arrives

Before calling it a week, Tom Stellard at AMD published a Git branch that offers up an LLVM shader back-end for the AMD R600 Gallium3D driver. This is one of the steps in bringing Compute/OpenCL support to the open-source AMD Radeon Linux graphics drivers.

9 December 2011 - Hell Yes! - 30 Comments
AMD's Paying For Some Open-Source OpenCL Love

AMD's interested in driving the use of OpenCL within the open-source world, and they're willing to pay for it. One of their new contracts is to have more of the OpenCL work for GIMP/GEGL on the Open Computing Language.

29 November 2011 - AMD Open-Source - 31 Comments
AMD Catalyst 11.11 Brings Critical Linux Changes

After a belated Catalyst 11.10 release, this month's proprietary Catalyst Linux driver for ATI/AMD Radeon and FirePro graphics cards is now available. The Catalyst 11.11 driver does bring some critical changes.

15 November 2011 - New Binary blob - 67 Comments
AMD Linux KVM Virtualization Benchmarks

In recent weeks there have been a lot of AMD Linux benchmarks of the latest-generation Bulldozer processor, namely the eight-core FX-8150. The latest unique look at the first-generation Bulldozer CPU under Linux is the KVM virtualization performance.

15 November 2011 - AMD Bulldozer - 1 Comment
Linux, Open-Source Affected In AMD Cutbacks?

By now many of you have likely heard that AMD is laying off around 10% of its workforce by next year in a restructuring attempt to lower its operating costs, but will their open-source and Linux efforts be hampered by this move?

5 November 2011 - Layoffs - 38 Comments

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