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AMDKFD Is Present For Linux 3.19 In Open-Source HSA Start

The AMDKFD driver, which has been under development in the public spotlight for the past few months as a necessary piece to having AMD HSA open-source support on Linux, will premiere with the Linux 3.19 kernel.
3 December 2014 - AMDKFD - 14 Comments

More Radeon Driver Changes Queued For Linux 3.19

Just one week after the bulk of the Radeon DRM changes for Linux 3.19, another round of updates were submitted for DRM-Next.
20 November 2014 - Linux 3.19 DRM - 27 Comments

Better Fan Control Support Coming To The Open-Source Radeon Driver

Alex Deucher of AMD has put out new Radeon DPM patches that add SMC fan control support for SI/CI GPUs. These new patches should reduce the graphics card's fan noise on systems with a higher default fan profile speed.
19 November 2014 - GPU Fan Control - 41 Comments

AMD's "AMDKFD" HSA Driver Is Ready For Pulling In Linux 3.19

While the new "AMDGPU" kernel driver won't be merged until at least Linux 3.20, it looks like the AMDKFD driver could be merged for the upcoming Linux 3.19 kernel.
15 November 2014 - AMDKFD - 2 Comments

AMD's HSA Run-Time Library Is Now Open-Source

Last week we reported on AMD's plans for a complete user-space open-source HSA stack. Today they have finally delivered!
13 November 2014 - HSA - 41 Comments

AMD Gallium3D Marks Huge Win: Beating Catalyst In Steam On Linux Game

As a follow up to yesterday's 16-way AMD GPU comparison with the latest open-source Linux graphics drivers, here's some numbers with the same graphics cards when adding in the Catalyst Linux graphics driver... The numbers may very well surprise you.
13 November 2014 - TF2/CS:GO - 48 Comments

Radeon For Linux 3.19 Picks Up DPM Fixes, Better TTM Performance

While AMD's new GPU kernel driver isn't coming for Linux 3.19, another pull request has been sent in for the current Radeon DRM driver and it offers up a few last minute enhancements.
12 November 2014 - drm-next - 1 Comment

LLVM 3.5.1 Planned For December Debut

It looks like the first point release to LLVM 3.5 will be out in December.
10 November 2014 - LLVM 3.5.1

R600g Driver Patched For OpenGL 4.0 Indirect Draw Support

The R600g Gallium3D driver has new patches available -- along with a needed kernel patch -- for supporting OpenGL 4.0's GL_ARB_draw_indirect extension.
9 November 2014 - Radeon - 3 Comments

AMD Is Prepared To Release A Complete User-Space Open-Source Stack For HSA

In the coming days AMD will be releasing AMD's HSA run-time library as open-source!
8 November 2014 - Open-Source HSA - 27 Comments

More AMD GPU LLVM Back-End Improvements For RadeonSI Coming

Tom Stellard has more improvements coming for AMD's GPU LLVM back-end that can yield performance improvements.
7 November 2014 - RadeonSI - 15 Comments

AMD's R300 Gallium3D Driver Enables VDPAU Again

For those stuck running on the R300g driver, which supports the ATI Radeon X1000 (R500) series and older GPUs, you really should consider upgrading your graphics card and likely your system. But if you're set on using the R300g driver going into the foreseeable future, you might as well upgrade Mesa.
28 October 2014 - R300g - 15 Comments

RadeonSI/R600g HyperZ Support Gets Turned Back On

As a quick update to a Phoronix story from earlier this week, the HyperZ performance boosting feature has been re-enabled in Mesa Git for RadeonSI and R600g!
24 October 2014 - HyperZ - 11 Comments

AMD Is Restructuring Again, Losing 7% Of Employees

AMD reported their Q3'2014 results yesterday and they weren't good for the company. AMD will be restructuring again and will be slashing their global headcount by about 7%.
17 October 2014 - Bad Quarter - 73 Comments

AMD's Radeon R9 285 On Linux Offers Good OpenCL Performance

In complementing this week's Linux review of the AMD Radeon R9 285 and follow-up articles with some extra GPU scaling tests and Catalyst AI Linux benchmarks, here's some more OpenCL R9 285 "Tonga" performance numbers under Ubuntu compared to what was shared in the original Linux review.
17 October 2014 - OpenCL TONGA

Clover Native Object Code Lands In Mesa

AMD's patches to add support to compiling to native object code for the "Clover" OpenCL state tracker in Mesa's Gallium3D and for the Radeon Gallium3D driver to take advantage of this functionality, has landed.
17 October 2014 - Native Objects - 1 Comment

AMD Catalyst AI Performance With "Tonga" On Ubuntu Linux

Along with today's R9 285 GPU scaling tests from Ubuntu, other Linux graphics tests I ran from the AMD Radeon R9 285 GCN 1.2 graphics card is a check whether to see Catalyst AI is doing much on Linux.
16 October 2014 - Catalyst AI - 3 Comments

AMD Radeon R9 285 Linux GPU Scaling Performance

For those wondering about the maximum resolution they can run given OpenGL workloads at with the AMD Radeon R9 285 "Tonga", a new ~$250 USD graphics card, here's some Linux GPU scaling benchmarks with the Catalyst driver.
16 October 2014 - R9 285 Tonga - 23 Comments

AMD's New Open-Source "AMDGPU" Linux Driver Supports The R9 285 Tonga

Last week we wrote about AMD's new unified open-source / Catalyst Linux graphics driver strategy and now today we know a bit more information... The AMDGPU kernel driver isn't starting off with the Radeon Rx 300 series but rather the already out Radeon R9 285 "Tonga" graphics card will be the first GPU to use the new driver.
13 October 2014 - Tonga - 51 Comments

Open-Source AMD Linux Developers Already Thinking About API Improvements

Given yesterday's big update about AMD's unified Linux driver approach and creating a new "AMDGPU" kernel driver, open-source driver developers independent of AMD who have worked on the current Radeon code are already proposing API improvements.
9 October 2014 - AMDGPU - 20 Comments

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