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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
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
New Catalyst For Linux Driver Improves Performance

Weeks after NVIDIA released a new Linux driver to massively improve its OpenGL performance in large part to make the Source Engine and Valve's games run better on Linux, AMD is out with a similar Catalyst update. The latest Catalyst Linux beta is said to bring "significant performance improvements" for Left 4 Dead 2.

17 November 2012 - Left 4 Dead 2 - 21 Comments
AMD Is Still Contributing Code To Linux

Many Linux users have been mad over AMD closing down its Operating System Research Center resulting in many AMD Linux open-source developers losing their jobs. Last week I wrote that ultimately it shouldn't be too worrisome for Linux users wanting to use AMD processors and chipsets on Linux and this still looks to be the case.

15 November 2012 - AMD Coding - 2 Comments
Not All Hope Is Lost For AMD CPU Support On Linux

While many Linux users are rightfully quite mad over AMD laying off many Linux kernel developers and shutting down their Operating System Research Center, not all hope is lost for future AMD CPU products being well supported under Linux.

9 November 2012 - OSRC Closing - 11 Comments
Radeon Driver Is Now KMS-Only, 7.0 Released

Alex Deucher announced the release of the xf86-video-ati 7.0.0 driver this morning, which is the first open-source ATI Linux graphics driver release that is strictly KMS-only.

6 November 2012 - xf86-video-ati 7.0.0 - 13 Comments
Marek Continues Improving Radeon Performance

There's been another improvement to Mesa with the Radeon Gallium3D R600 driver by Marek Olšák that can improve the OpenGL performance in certain situations for this open-source AMD Linux driver while also conserving memory usage.

6 November 2012 - Patches - 5 Comments
AMD Is Indeed Losing More Linux Developers

At the beginning of the week I reported that AMD got rid of at least three of their Linux kernel developers. It's becoming more clear though that it's not only three long-time Linux kernel developers they have let go.

2 November 2012 - "Layoffs" - 69 Comments
Radeon R600 Gallium3D Enables 2D Color Tiling

For those pulling down the Git master of the xf86-video-ati X.Org graphics driver this week, 2D color tiling is finally enabled by default for Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000/5000/6000 series graphics cards, from R6xx through the "Cayman" GPUs.

1 November 2012 - xf86-video-ati - 8 Comments
Another Round Of AMD Linux Benchmarks

Here's another series of AMD FX-8350 "Vishera" Linux benchmarks to complement the many Vishera Linux benchmarks published on Phoronix since the debut of the FX-8350 processor on Tuesday.

28 October 2012 - AMD FX-8350 - Add A Comment
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 - Add A 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
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 - Add A Comment

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