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Compute (OpenCL) support for the AMD Radeon HD 6900 "Cayman" graphics cards has now landed in Mesa Git master.
7 June 2012 - Finally Here - 11 Comments
While patches have been around for more than one year to support Hierarchical Z on the ATI/AMD R600 open-source driver, the Gallium3D support still hasn't been merged.
5 June 2012 - Hierarchical Z - 36 Comments
Fear not for all of those who have been very angry over AMD dropping the Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 support in the same release as providing X.Org Server 1.12 support, word on the streets of Toronto is that their legacy driver branch does have support for this latest xorg-server release.
5 June 2012 - There Will Be - 22 Comments
There were more OpenCL/compute-related commits to Mesa Git master on Friday afternoon. The main item is that the Radeon HD 5000 series has its compute support hooked-up.
1 June 2012 - Woohoo - 21 Comments
Hidden away within the new Catalyst 12.6 Linux driver are 2D acceleration improvements. These improvements aren't visible by default but there's a special command to activate this "ShadowPrimary" support.
1 June 2012 - 2D Accel - 14 Comments
While AMD is changing their Catalyst driver program and there wasn't any Catalyst 12.5 release, there is a public beta of Catalyst 12.6 for Linux.
1 June 2012 - Changes - 46 Comments
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
A story run on Phoronix yesterday was AMD admitting it has Linux problems and are looking to improve the situation. In large part it comes down to improving OpenCL on Linux with the Catalyst driver, but how does the OpenCL Linux performance stand today? Here's some benchmarks to answer that question.
30 May 2012 - Benchmarks - 17 Comments
AMD admits it has had some Linux support problems with its graphics drivers and they'll be working to improve the situation.
29 May 2012 - Failed - 63 Comments
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
While the Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" series is nearly six-months old, the open-source support for these new "GCN" graphics cards remains largely unusable.
15 May 2012 - HD 7000 Series - 18 Comments
Following the OpenCL Gallium3D state tracker having been merged into Mesa earlier this week, the open-source Radeon OpenCL support is coming close.
13 May 2012 - R600g - 22 Comments
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 has brought back the gDEBugger software to Linux.
27 April 2012 - OpenGL Debugging - 8 Comments
Yesterday while the Phoronix server infrastructure was being hammered by the exclusive Valve Linux work, AMD released their Catalyst 12.4 Linux driver.
26 April 2012 - New AMD Catalyst - 26 Comments
AMD's Tom Stellard has published the latest series of patches for bringing up the GPGPU compute infrastructure in their open-source R600 Gallium3D driver.
26 April 2012 - AMD R600g Compute
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
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
Even if you're not a NVIDIA graphics customer and not interested in the state of the Nouveau driver and its big advancements today, there still is some Mesa Gallium3D news of importance to share. AMD has merged their Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" Gallium3D driver to mainline.
13 April 2012 - Southern Islands - 18 Comments
AMD has finally made public its new Gallium3D driver, which is called "RadeonSI" and provides the user-space acceleration support for their latest-generation AMD Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" graphics cards under Linux.
5 April 2012 - AMD RadeonSI - 20 Comments
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