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Radeon Kernel Driver Deprecates UMS Mode-Setting

The open-source AMD Radeon Linux graphics stack has been deprecating the user-space mode-setting (UMS) code for a while and is now finally making the kernel-space mode-setting (KMS) support the default Radeon interface for the Linux kernel.
6 January 2013 - Radeon UMS - 9 Comments

MSAA Anti-Aliasing Finally Comes To Radeon R300g

While the AMD Radeon "R300g" Gallium3D driver has been effectively "done" for a while, only this weekend has multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA) support come to this open-source graphics driver that supports the ATI Radeon X1000 (R500) GPUs and older hardware.
6 January 2013 - Radeon R300g - 30 Comments

A Shader Disassembler For Radeon Gallium3D

Vadim Girlin has published a new Mesa branch that integrates a shader disassembler and ISA information tables within the AMD R600 Gallium3D graphics driver.
29 December 2012 - Shader Disassembler

Radeon Driver Enables Full 2D Acceleration For HD 7000

A commit to the xf86-video-ati driver this morning by AMD's Michel Dänzer says it enables full 2D acceleration for the Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" GPUs.
27 December 2012 - HD 7000 Series - 78 Comments

AMD's Catalyst A.I. Is Good For Few Linux Games

Catalyst A.I. is a feature built into AMD's proprietary Radeon graphics driver meant to enhance the OpenGL performance for certain games, but under Linux it's not incredibly useful.
20 December 2012 - Catalyst AI - 10 Comments

AMD Made OpenCL A Bit Faster This Year On Linux

To be published on Thursday and Friday of this week is the annual "year in review" articles for the AMD Catalyst and NVIDIA Linux graphics drivers. While those articles are looking at the OpenGL performance for all driver releases made in the past year, some OpenCL benchmarks were also conducted.
19 December 2012 - AMD OpenCL Benchmarks - 7 Comments

UBO+TBO Support Comes To Radeon R600 Gallium3D

David Airlie recently published UBO and TBO patches for Gallium3D that allowed the Softpipe driver to work with the OpenGL Uniform Buffer Object and Texture Buffer Object features. Airlie has now worked on AMD's R600 Gallium3D driver to support these OpenGL 3.x features as part of GLSL 1.40 support.
16 December 2012 - UBO+TBO Support - 27 Comments

Radeon 3.8 DRM Picks Up Last Round Of Features

While there was already one round of driver changes for the AMD Radeon DRM kernel driver to be found in the Linux 3.8 kernel, followed by a second pull days later that landed a-synchronous DMA engine support, there's now a third set of changes targeting the Radeon driver in this next kernel release.
14 December 2012 - Radeon 3.8 - 3 Comments

AMD R600g HyperZ Support Is Now In Better Shape

It was just days ago that the R300 Gallium3D driver got HyperZ support fixed-up and was finally enabled by default for bettering the OpenGL gaming performance with the open-source Linux graphics driver. Now it looks like the newer R600g driver is getting into shape for properly handling ATI/AMD HyperZ.
14 December 2012 - AMD R600g - 10 Comments

Radeon R600 Back-End Merged Into LLVM

After being in development for the past year, AMD's Radeon R600 LLVM back-end has been merged into the upstream LLVM code-base.
13 December 2012 - R600 LLVM - 9 Comments

AMD Catalyst 12.12 For Linux Released

AMD released the Catalyst 12.12 Linux graphics driver for those still reliant upon their binary blob for Radeon/FirePro graphics card support.
12 December 2012 - AMD Catalyst 12.12 - 55 Comments

AMD's A-Sync DMA Code Makes For Fast Performance

After the benchmarks of the Radeon Gallium3D sub-allocator that in some tests yields more than a 25% performance boost, initial testing was done of the new AMD a-sync DMA engine support for the open-source Radeon driver.
12 December 2012 - Tests - 21 Comments

Marek Further Improves Radeon Mesa Performance

With a patch sent to the Mesa development list on Monday, Marek Olšák has made another significant performance improvement to the commonly used R600 Gallium3D driver for AMD Radeon graphics cards.
12 December 2012 - R600 Gallium3D - 35 Comments

AMD Puts Out APP SDK 2.8, CodeXL 1.0

AMD has released updates to their multi-platform APP SDK for Accelerated Parallel Processing as well as to CodeXL, their closed-source tool for analyzing OpenCL code.
11 December 2012 - AMD Releases - 1 Comment

AMD Releases New Radeon Code: A-Sync DMA Engines

A second update to the Radeon DRM driver has been released that will be pulled into the Linux 3.8 kernel. This second Direct Render Manager update for the Radeon kernel driver provides new code from AMD that was kept internally for months but is now permitted for open-sourcing.
11 December 2012 - Radeon 3.8 Kernel - 12 Comments

Radeon On Linux 3.8: Minor For Now, New Code Coming

Alex Deucher of AMD emailed in a pull request on Friday afternoon for the Radeon graphics driver that will end up as part of the DRM pull for the Linux 3.8 kernel.
7 December 2012 - Pull Request - 19 Comments

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 11 Released For Linux

AMD has released yet another beta Linux beta driver for the Catalyst 12.11 series.
3 December 2012 - AMD Catalyst - 24 Comments

R300 Gallium3D HyperZ Is Finally In Good Shape

Marek Olšák has fixed up the HyperZ support within the R300 Gallium3D driver so that it's working properly for more applications. R300 HyperZ is finally in a state where he may be looking to enable the feature by default.
2 December 2012 - R300 HyperZ - 12 Comments

AMD Geode Open-Source Driver Updated For X 1.13

While no future generation Geode processors are coming out of AMD, the open-source community still continues to maintain the Geode X.Org graphics driver. Released on Sunday was the xf86-video-geode 2.11.14 driver.
25 November 2012 - AMD Geode - 1 Comment

Radeon HD 7000 Series Open-Source Still A Mess

It's been nearly one year since AMD began rolling out their Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" graphics cards and while there is AMD Catalyst Linux driver support, the open-source driver support for this latest-generation AMD graphics hardware is still a disappointing mess.
23 November 2012 - One Year Later - 43 Comments

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