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AMD Catalyst 12.8 Driver For Linux: Not Exciting

A Catalyst 12.8 proprietary driver release is now available for Linux, but it doesn't pack much in the way of changes.
16 August 2012 - 12.8 Catalyst - 20 Comments

AMD Publishes "Southern Islands" ISA Documentation

AMD has published their instruction set architecture (ISA) documentation for the "Southern Islands" graphics processors that are used by their Radeon HD 7000 series products.
15 August 2012 - ISA Documentation - 8 Comments

Radeon PRIME Import/Export Support For Libdrm

Support within the DRM user-space library for handling PRIME import and export of GEM buffer objects has been committed for the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver.
13 August 2012 - DRM PRIME - 13 Comments

AMD Open64 4.5.2 Supports Piledriver, Other Features

AMD quietly released an update to their preferred compiler, Open64, last week. The AMD Open64 4.5.2 compiler supports their next-generation "Piledriver" Fusion APUs.
13 August 2012 - AMD Piledriver - 2 Comments

MSAA Anti-Aliasing For AMD Radeon Evergreen GPUs

AMD's Radeon HD 5000 "Evergreen" graphics processors can now support multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA) with the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver.
9 August 2012 - About Damn Time - 18 Comments

AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Runs A Bit More

Earlier this week the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver hit the glxgears milestone for handling AMD's latest-generation Radeon HD 7000 series graphics cards on an open-source OpenGL driver. There's still much work left, but it's moving bit by bit.
3 August 2012 - Slowly Coming Up - 11 Comments

RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Can Now Handle Gears

It turns out that minutes after writing AMD Open-Source S.I. Botched, Hope For The Future, a number of "RadeonSI" Gallium3D driver commits landed in mainline Mesa.
30 July 2012 - Finally - 31 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 Releases ACPI Header For Open-Source GPU Driver

For those that didn't notice, this week AMD released a new header that defines the AMD ACPI interface used for laptops, PowerXpress, and chipset-specific functionality.
28 July 2012 - ACPI Header - 42 Comments

Radeon Driver Commit Activity Is On The Decline

After delivering development statistics on the Nouveau driver and the Intel driver, here's some numbers looking at the development pace of the xf86-video-ati X.Org driver for Radeon graphics cards.
25 July 2012 - xf86-video-ati - 7 Comments

RadeonSI Gallium3D Gets New State Handling

AMD pushed a load of commits this morning into the mainline Mesa Git repository that provide a new state handling implementation for the Radeon HD 7000 series "RadeonSI" Gallium3D driver.
24 July 2012 - Reworked - 58 Comments

Running The Radeon Driver With GLAMOR

While the open-source ATI driver doesn't have some super fast 2D acceleration architecture equivalent to Intel's SNA or a developer making prolific contributions to the DDX, as of earlier this month the Radeon driver has support for GLAMOR.
22 July 2012 - How-To - 3 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 - 6 Comments

AMD Proposes LLVM Back-End Staging Area

Tom Stellard of AMD has proposed a staging area for LLVM back-ends, similar to the staging area of the Linux kernel.
20 July 2012 - LLVM Back-Ends - 1 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 - 52 Comments

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

GLAMOR Radeon Shows 2D Acceleration Promise

It looks like, thanks in part to an existing shoddy EXA 2D acceleration implementation, that the GLAMOR-based Radeon acceleration support for xf86-video-ati may work out quite well.
12 July 2012 - 2D Accel - 48 Comments

AMD Using GLAMOR For Open HD 7000 Series 2D

There's now open-source GPU-based 2D hardware acceleration support for the AMD Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" graphics cards using the xf86-video-ati driver.
10 July 2012 - 2D Acceleration - 9 Comments

RadeonTop: A New Utility For Open AMD Users

A frequent Phoronix Forums contributor has created RadeonTop, a new utility for users of the open-source ATI/AMD Radeon Linux graphics driver.
8 July 2012 - RadeonTop - 25 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

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