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AMD Kernel Mode-Setting Continues On FreeBSD

For being a project that's just a few months old and up until recently wasn't touched by BSD developers, the port of the open-source AMD Radeon kernel mode-setting driver from the Linux kernel to FreeBSD kernel is progressing nicely.

13 April 2013 - AMD KMS Support - 33 Comments
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
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 - Add A Comment
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 - Add A Comment
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
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 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
AMD 760G (Radeon 3000) May Be Worrisome On Linux

For those looking to utilize the Radeon HD 3000 integrated graphics found with the AMD 760G motherboard chipset, the support may be less than stellar when using the modern open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver.

25 February 2013 - Radeon Driver Bugs - 18 Comments
AMD R600 LLVM GPU Back-End Gets Better

This week was marked by quite a steady patch flow of improvements to the AMD R600 GPU LLVM back-end that's used for Radeon Gallium3D OpenCL support and is also being bettered for its handling of OpenGL.

15 February 2013 - Lots On The Horizon - 7 Comments
AMD Radeon 2D Performance On Linux Remains Mixed

The results in yesterday's article, AMD Radeon Gallium3D Starting To Out-Run Catalyst In Some Cases, were interesting but limited to OpenGL games. In this article are more test results from the same system configuration and Ubuntu Linux releases but now taking a look at the 2D performance of the open and closed-source AMD Radeon Linux graphics drivers.

13 February 2013 - 2D Benchmarks - 12 Comments

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