AMD News Archives
Radeon Driver Commit Activity Is On The Decline

After delivering development statistics on the Nouveau driver and the Intel driver, here's some numbers looking at the development pace of the xf86-video-ati X.Org driver for Radeon graphics cards.

25 July 2012 - xf86-video-ati - 7 Comments
RadeonSI Gallium3D Gets New State Handling

AMD pushed a load of commits this morning into the mainline Mesa Git repository that provide a new state handling implementation for the Radeon HD 7000 series "RadeonSI" Gallium3D driver.

24 July 2012 - Reworked - 58 Comments
Running The Radeon Driver With GLAMOR

While the open-source ATI driver doesn't have some super fast 2D acceleration architecture equivalent to Intel's SNA or a developer making prolific contributions to the DDX, as of earlier this month the Radeon driver has support for GLAMOR.

22 July 2012 - How-To - 3 Comments
AMD Prepares "Bobcat 2" Compiler Support

While the AMD Linux graphics team is busy proposing an LLVM back-end staging area, the AMD CPU folks have begun work on the GCC compiler and preparing support for the next-generation Bobcat processors.

20 July 2012 - AMD GCC - Add A Comment
HyperZ: Errata & The Catalyst Command Stream

Following yesterday's article about Radeon Gallium3D HyperZ support defeating open-source developers, Jerome Glisse has clarified the situation after trying to make this code work properly for more than a half-year.

14 July 2012 - Open-Source Is A Bitch - Add A Comment
R600g Gallium3D HyperZ Defeats Developers

Jerome Glisse has published a new patch to enable HyperZ support for the AMD Radeon (R600g) Gallium3D driver. While this patch could be pushed to Mesa, it's not being enabled by default as it's still causing some GPU lock-ups and developers can't seem to figure out the cause. Jerome is now moving onto other work.

13 July 2012 - R600 Gallium3D - 16 Comments
EXA Support Finally Comes To The R128 Driver

It has been fourteen years since the ATI Rage 128 graphics cards were released, but some within the open-source community are still using this vintage graphics hardware and even advancing the ATI driver.

6 July 2012 - About Damn Time - 28 Comments
AMD Releases New Catalyst Linux Legacy Driver

While owners of ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5000/6000/7000 series graphics cards have already had a Catalyst 12.6 Linux driver -- which many Linux users found to be disappointing -- today AMD has released a Catalyst 12.6 "Legacy" Linux driver for those using the older generations of Radeon hardware.

5 July 2012 - Catalyst 12.6 - 20 Comments
Better Radeon DRM Code Documentation Comes

For any independent developers that have been wanting to explore ways to contribute to the open-source Radeon driver but have been intimidated by the lack of documentation within the code, the situation is beginning to improve.

29 June 2012 - Finally - 9 Comments
The Last ATI/AMD Radeon UMS Driver Release

David Airlie announced the xf86-video-ati 6.14.6 DDX driver release today, which will be the final open-source ATI driver release that supports user-space mode-setting (UMS). Going forward, only Radeon kernel mode-setting (KMS) will be supported.

29 June 2012 - xf86-video-ati 6.14.6 - Add A Comment
AMD Catalyst 12.6 For Linux Disappoints

Following the changing of the Catalyst release schedule and dropping old hardware support, Catalyst 12.6 for Linux has been officially released. However, it's already disappointing some Linux binary driver users.

29 June 2012 - Sadness - 65 Comments
Open-Source Radeon HD 7000 Series Still Lacking

While Intel's Ivy Bridge processors are only two months old, there's already a feature-rich driver and the full programming documentation available. Meanwhile for the Radeon HD 7000 series from AMD that is now more than six months old, the open-source driver is still incomplete and the documentation is lacking.

28 June 2012 - Six Months Later - 34 Comments
AMD Comments On XvBA Video Situation

Last week there were XBMC developers that wrote a public message on Phoronix about AMD's problems with video playback acceleration using their Catalyst Linux driver. The developers called AMD out on their shortcomings and now today there's a response out of AMD.

26 June 2012 - XBMC - 33 Comments
Using GPU Video Acceleration Under Linux

For those intrigued by the article written by XBMC developers after being frustrated by AMD's Catalyst Linux driver, here's a look at some of the other options for GPU-based video acceleration under Linux.

22 June 2012 - Few Thoughts - 13 Comments
AMD Has No Plans To Suspend Catalyst For Linux

Since AMD's decision to discontinue HD 2000/3000/4000 series support from the Catalyst driver plus other changes that upset some hardware owners, there's been some rumors that AMD may be discontinuing development of the Catalyst Linux driver and focus solely upon the open-source AMD Linux driver.

19 June 2012 - No Changes - 37 Comments
Radeon DRM Finally Has HD 6000 Series HDMI Audio

The open-source Radeon DRM/KMS driver in the mainline kernel beginning with the Linux 3.5 release will finally provide support for HDMI audio on the Radeon HD 6000 "Northern Islands" graphics cards.

18 June 2012 - Radeon KMS Driver - 23 Comments
AMD R600g Still Tackling Hierarchical Z

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

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