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More Linux Benchmarks Of The AMD FX Vishera

For those wanting more benchmarks of the AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core "Vishera" processor, here's some additional Ubuntu 12.10 results.
23 October 2012 - AMD Eight-Core - 1 Comment

AMD Catalyst 12.10 For Linux Surfaces

AMD's Catalyst 12.10 Linux graphics driver was released today.
22 October 2012 - Catalyst 12.10 - 18 Comments

AMD Drops Steamroller "bdver3" Compiler Support

Second-generation Bulldozer processors only started appearing recently in the form of the Trinity APUs with Piledriver cores. The next Bulldozer-2 wave will come when AMD releases their Piledriver-bearing "Vishera" FX-Series desktop processors. While this hardware has yet to publicly arrive, AMD is are already working on compiler support for their third-generation Bulldozer -- a.k.a. "Steamroller" -- micro-architecture.
11 October 2012 - AMD bdver3 - 8 Comments

AMD Turbo Core Performance Under Linux

As the latest AMD A10-5800K Trinity APU benchmarks under Linux, here's a quick look at the impact that Turbo Core Technology has under Linux.
11 October 2012 - Turbo Core - 1 Comment

Linux 3.7 May Help Radeon Users With Power

While the main DRM pull request for the Linux 3.7 kernel has yet to be submitted to Linus Torvalds, the Radeon DRM pull for the Linux 3.7 was just sent into David Airlie as the DRM sub-system maintainer.
3 October 2012 - Improvements - 17 Comments

AMD CodeXL For Heterogeneous Compute

AMD released a new development tool suite this week called CodeXL that focuses upon heterogeneous compute support across GPUs, CPUs, and APUs.
28 September 2012 - CodeXL - 1 Comment

ATI Rage Driver With EXA Support Released

For those living with vintage ATI graphics hardware from the Rage 128 days, the EXA-enabled driver has been formally released.
28 September 2012 - ATI R128 - 4 Comments

AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Linux Driver Released

AMD has released a beta proprietary Linux driver for Catalyst 12.9.
27 September 2012 - Catalyst 12.9 - 35 Comments

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

Bridgman Is No Longer "The AMD Open-Source Guy"

After five years of the open-source AMD strategy, John Bridgman is no longer managing these efforts.
20 September 2012 - John Bridgman - 117 Comments

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 - 38 Comments

AMD Catalyst 12.9 For Linux Brings Few Good Changes

The AMD Catalyst 12.9 graphics driver for Linux was released on Thursday.
14 September 2012 - Released - 43 Comments

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 - 33 Comments

R600 Gallium3D Reorders Atom State Emission

The R600g patches for reworking the atom state emission ordering have landed, after having to infer the ordering sequence from the Catalyst binary blob command stream.
10 September 2012 - R600g - 10 Comments

Radeon Power Management Still An Incomplete Mess

When talking about the state of open-source Radeon driver features last weekend, one of the areas to first be criticized within the forums was the improper power management of the open-source AMD Linux graphics driver.
7 September 2012 - Radeon PM - 62 Comments

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 - 96 Comments

AMD: Five Years Of Open-Source Linux Graphics

It was five years ago today that AMD's open-source strategy for Linux graphics driver support was publicly unveiled.
6 September 2012 - Five Years - 7 Comments

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

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