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AMD Has A CEO Shake-Up Again

The AMD news keeps rolling today... The latest is word hitting the wire that Rory Read has stepped down from AMD.
8 October 2014 - Rory Read - 12 Comments

A Look Back: When Everyone Had Problems With ATI/AMD On Linux

If you go back more than seven years ago, lots of people took easy aim at the state of ATI/AMD's Linux graphics drivers. Back then, they didn't even have an open-source strategy... How times have changed.
8 October 2014 - Funnies - 20 Comments

The Slides Announcing The New "AMDGPU" Kernel Driver

Today to kick off XDC, AMD announced its rolling with its new Linux driver model that includes the development of a new kernel DRM driver.
8 October 2014 - AMDGPU - 178 Comments

Understanding More Of AMD's Open-Source HSA Plans

On Monday I wrote about AMD adding native object code support to their Radeon Gallium3D drivers and Clover. Besides being a huge performance win for OpenCL kernel compile times, this work is also instrumental as part of AMD's open-source HSA Linux plans.
8 October 2014 - HSA - 25 Comments

AMD Adds Native Object Code Support To Clover/Radeon: Big Performance Win

Tom Stellard announced his latest OpenCL-related improvements to the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver.
6 October 2014 - Native Object Code - 17 Comments

Radeon 7.5 X.Org Driver Enables Hawaii, Adds New PCI IDs

AMD's Alex Deucher released a new version of the xf86-video-ati DDX driver for X.Org Servers on Wednesday night.
2 October 2014 - xf86-video-ati 7.5.0 - 3 Comments

Radeon DRM Gets New Information Ioctl Queries

For those using the Gallium3D HUD, RadeonTOP, or other utilities, more data is being exposed with new patches for the Radeon DRM driver.
1 October 2014 - Info Queries - 12 Comments

AMD's Catalyst Working On A GLSL Shader Cache

There's a lot of work going on right now to the AMD Catalyst Linux graphics driver. We've written about new features coming to an upcoming Catalyst Linux driver but silently being pushed into the latest round of release is a GLSL shader disk cache.
30 September 2014 - GLCache - 16 Comments

AMD Catalyst 14.9 Officially Released For Linux

AMD has released the Catalyst 14.9 Linux graphics driver today with some modest changes but it's not the really big driver update we're waiting for.
29 September 2014 - Catalyst 14.9 - 37 Comments

AMD Is Still Moving Towards A Unified Open-Source Driver

Earlier this year I delivered the exclusive news how AMD was looking at a new Linux driver strategy for Catalyst that involved leveraging the open-source Radeon DRM kernel driver. The strategy at the time effectively meant just making Catalyst a user-space blob and riding off the open-source Radeon kernel driver to share more common code and hopefully lead to a better experience. It looks like this driver strategy is moving forward.
27 September 2014 - Open-Source - 43 Comments

AMD Wants To Know What's Wrong With Catalyst

AMD is soliciting feedback on the Catalyst driver.
26 September 2014 - Catalyst Blob - 63 Comments

The Next AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Is Much More Exciting

Yesterday I wrote about an upcoming Catalyst Linux driver offering VCE and HSA support while today are more details on this forthcoming update.
26 September 2014 - AMD Catalyst - 17 Comments

Linux 3.18 Should Let Radeon GPUs Clock Higher For OC'ed Cards

AMD's Alex Deucher sent in another Radeon drm-next patch series this week with some more last-minute tweaks for the Linux kernel's next merge window.
26 September 2014 - Radeon DPM - 14 Comments

SUSE Publishes More GCC Patches For AMD's HSA Architecture

AMD's trying hard to make HSA of benefit to Linux users in 2014 and they're making lots of inroads. Helping AMD along the way with the Linux raising of Heterogeneous System Architecture is SUSE.
26 September 2014 - HSA - 10 Comments

Upcoming Catalyst Linux Driver Offers HSA & VCE Support

While AMD just released its first OpenCL 2.0 Linux driver, which is marked fglrx 14.41, the next driver that's currently in testing is fglrx 14.50... This should be more interesting.
25 September 2014 - fglrx 14.50 - 9 Comments

AMD Releases OpenCL 2.0 Catalyst Linux Driver

A new AMD Catalyst Linux graphics driver has been released today that finally delivers OpenCL 2.0 to Catalyst.
25 September 2014 - Catalyst - 29 Comments

AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Sees Some Improvements

Marek Olšák has published another big set of fixes/improvements to the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
20 September 2014 - Mesa 10.4-devel - 2 Comments

Radeon DRM With Linux 3.18 To Support Concurrent Buffer Reads

Another Radeon DRM driver update pull request has been submitted to drm-next for merging in the Linux 3.18 kernel.
12 September 2014 - drm-next - 1 Comment

AMD Releases Updated Catalyst Linux Graphics Driver (v14.30)

Those dependent upon AMD's proprietary Linux graphics driver have a new Catalyst update to play with today.
3 September 2014 - Radeon R9 285 - 31 Comments

Marek Lands Radeon Gallium3D HyperZ Improvements

Well known open-source Radeon driver developer Marek Olšák has landed a number of commits today inside mainline Mesa Git for improving the state of HyperZ for AMD hardware, a feature that remains disabled by default for the open-source Radeon Linux driver due to stability and artifact issues.
1 September 2014 - HyperZ - 14 Comments

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