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AMD Releases Catalyst 13.2 Beta 6 For Linux

AMD has made available a new Catalyst Linux graphics driver for Linux, the Catalyst 13.2 Beta 6 release.
18 February 2013 - New Catalyst - 65 Comments

R600 Gallium3D Patch Boosts Unigine By ~30%

A rather simple patch by Vadim Girlin has led to a reported significant performance improvement within the R600 Gallium3D graphics driver.
18 February 2013 - Patch - 29 Comments

AMD R600 LLVM GPU Back-End Gets Better

This week was marked by quite a steady patch flow of improvements to the AMD R600 GPU LLVM back-end that's used for Radeon Gallium3D OpenCL support and is also being bettered for its handling of OpenGL.
15 February 2013 - Lots On The Horizon - 7 Comments

AMD Radeon 2D Performance On Linux Remains Mixed

The results in yesterday's article, AMD Radeon Gallium3D Starting To Out-Run Catalyst In Some Cases, were interesting but limited to OpenGL games. In this article are more test results from the same system configuration and Ubuntu Linux releases but now taking a look at the 2D performance of the open and closed-source AMD Radeon Linux graphics drivers.
13 February 2013 - 2D Benchmarks - 12 Comments

Indirect Addressing Merged In LLVM R600 Back-End

Merged into the mainline LLVM repository on Wednesday was support for indirect addressing within AMD's R600 GPU back-end.
7 February 2013 - R600 Indirect Addressing - 1 Comment

AMD Has Open-Source Driver For HD 8000 Series

While AMD has yet to officially introduce their Radeon HD 8000 series, published today was the initial open-source Linux graphics driver support for handling the Radeon HD 8800 "Oland" graphics cards.
4 February 2013 - Radeon HD 8800 - 87 Comments

AMD Radeon Driver Changes Coming For Linux 3.9

Here's a look at some of the AMD Radeon DRM open-source kernel driver changes that are being finalized for the Linux 3.9 kernel.
2 February 2013 - AMD Radeon - 5 Comments

CS Memory Accounting For Radeon Gallium3D

With the Radeon Gallium3D driver (and Mesa/Gallum3D drivers in generally) finally moving on to properly handling more visually demanding and modern OpenGL games and other workloads, it's time for CS memory accounting to be implemented within the open-source driver.
31 January 2013 - R600g - 6 Comments

Open-Source AMD Graphics Driver 7.1.0 Released

The xf86-video-ati 7.1.0 graphics driver was released today as stable with several changes.
30 January 2013 - xf86-video-ati 7.1.0 - 3 Comments

AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta Driver For Linux Released

An AMD Catalyst "13.2 Beta 3" driver has surfaced on the Internet for Linux users relying upon this binary blob for graphics acceleration on Radeon and FirePro graphics hardware.
29 January 2013 - Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3 - 48 Comments

Alan Cox Calls Fedora 18 "The Worst Red Hat Distro"

Alan Cox, the venerable Linux kernel developer presently employed by Intel and an avid open-source enthusiast, has lashed out against the recent release of Fedora 18. Cox calls the new Fedora release, "the worst Red Hat distro I've ever seen." Alan ended up switching to Ubuntu as a result of his disastrous experience with Fedora 18.
23 January 2013 - Alan Cox - 193 Comments

AMD R600 Gallium3D Is Mixed On Fedora 18

After yesterday running some Intel Ivy Bridge graphics tests on Fedora 18 as a preview of future extensive benchmarks coming from the "Spherical Cow" release, here's some tests of the AMD Radeon R600 Gallium3D on this week-old Fedora Linux release compared to its "Beefy Miracle" predecessor from 2012.
22 January 2013 - Fedora 18 - 4 Comments

AMD's Catalyst Legacy Linux Driver Updated To 13.1

While AMD has went months without updating their Catalyst "Legacy" Linux graphics driver for the Radeon HD 2000 through Radeon HD 4000 series graphics cards to support new X.Org Server / kernel releases and other bug-fixes, they decided today to finally put out an updated legacy driver! This updated AMD Catalyst Linux Legacy driver is tagged as version 13.1.
21 January 2013 - Catalyst 13.1 - 27 Comments

AMD Catalyst 13.1 For Linux Officially Does X.Org 1.13

Catalyst 13.1 for Linux was released on Thursday as the first AMD Linux binary blob of 2013. This driver is notable since it officially supports X.Org Server 1.13.
18 January 2013 - X.Org Server 1.13 - 39 Comments

AMD's Open-Source RadeonSI Driver Sees New Patches

It's been one year since AMD introduced their Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" graphics cards, but the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver for providing an open-source OpenGL driver for this latest-generation of AMD GPUs is still far from being in a readied state for AMD Linux customers.
17 January 2013 - RadeonSI - 16 Comments

The State Of Open-Source Radeon Driver Features

As a result of a discussion about when the AMD open-source drivers will be feature complete, AMD's John Bridgman summarized the state of some Radeon driver features like UVD video decoding, Hyper-Z, Hybrid Graphics, OpenCL, and other AMD Radeon GPU functionality on Linux.
16 January 2013 - Radeon GPU - 223 Comments

Marek Makes MSAA R300 Performance Optimizations

Recently there was finally MSAA support added to the R300 Gallium3D driver. While multi-sample anti-aliasing finally made it to this open-source GPU driver that supports the old ATI R300 through R500 GPUs, benchmarks I did last week showed the R300 MSAA performance was a mess. Fortunately, Marek Olšák has made some significant performance optimizations to the R300g MSAA support.
15 January 2013 - Marek - 8 Comments

HyperZ, MSAA Get Some Fixes In R300 Gallium3D

In addition to killing the Xorg R300g state tracker target, on Sunday Marek Olšák pushed a number of other changes into the vintage "R300g" open-source graphics driver.
14 January 2013 - R300 Gallium3D - 1 Comment

R600 Gallium3D Getting Close On OpenGL 3.3 Support

The open-source AMD "R600g" Gallium3D driver is slowly but surely closing in on OpenGL 3.3 support for this open-source Linux graphics driver that supports from the Radeon HD 2000 through Radeon HD 6000 GPUs.
13 January 2013 - OpenGL 3.3 - 44 Comments

AMD R600g Now Does TBO, UBO & Advertises GLSL 1.40

Last year UBO and TBO for the Radeon R600 Gallium3D driver was talked about and early patches proposed, but merged on Friday was finally this support for Uniform Buffer Objects and Texture Buffer Objects. With the OpenGL UBO/TBO support, the Radeon R600g driver is now advertising GLSL 1.40 as needed for OpenGL 3.1 compliance.
12 January 2013 - Changes - 32 Comments

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