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AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right

Back in May I wrote about how AMD's open-source support for Hawaii was broken months after the Radeon R9 290 series was introduced... Fast forward to today, the AMD Hawaii open-source support is still broken.
21 July 2014 - Hawaii - 92 Comments

AMDKFD Driver Still Evolving For Open-Source HSA On Linux

Earlier this month AMD published an open-source HSA Linux driver for exploiting the potential of their much-promoted Heterogeneous System Architecture. This driver, now known as the "AMDKFD" driver, is up to its second revision and continues being analyzed by developers on the mailing list.
21 July 2014 - AMDKFD - 3 Comments

RadeonSI Gallium3D Now Supports GL4 Indirect Drawing Too

Just a very short time after Nouveau added support for OpenGL 4 indirect drawing, AMD developers have now added support for the related OpenGL 4.x extensions to the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
18 July 2014 - ARB_draw_indirect - 15 Comments

AMD Releases A New Catalyst 14.6 Beta For Linux

Those dependent upon AMD's Linux binary blob can rejoice that today there's an updated driver available after a rather quiet June for Catalyst Linux development.
15 July 2014 - Catalyst 14.6 - 32 Comments

AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver

AMD has just published a massive patch-set for the Linux kernel that finally implements a HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) in open-source. The set of 83 patches implement a Linux HSA driver for Radeon family GPUs and serves too as a sample driver for other HSA-compatible devices. This big driver in part is what well known Phoronix contributor John Bridgman has been working on at AMD.
10 July 2014 - Radeon HSA - 68 Comments

Linux 3.16 Aims To Enable Radeon BAPM By Default

A DRM-fixes pull request for the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver for the Linux 3.16 kernel is going to enable BAPM by default for some APU systems.
2 July 2014 - BAPM - 6 Comments

User Ptr Support Proposed For AMD's Radeon DRM Driver

Christian K├Ânig has proposed user pointer support for the Radeon DRM driver to match the Intel driver's recent feature.
30 June 2014 - User Ptr - 7 Comments

Radeon X.Org 7.4.0 Driver Brings More Tiling, R300/R500 GLAMOR

A stable update to the xf86-video-ati "Radeon" X.Org driver was released on Wednesday.
26 June 2014 - xf86-video-ati 7.4 - 15 Comments

Radeon VCE, OpenMAX Improvements Land In Mesa

A number of commits have landed within mainline Mesa today for improving the open-source Radeon driver's video encoding support via the recently exposed VCE video encoding engines and the recently introduced OpenMAX state tracker to Gallium3D.
18 June 2014 - Video Encoding

AMD Reportedly Plans To Bring Mantle To Linux, Calls Mantle An Open-Source API

The latest official word from an AMD representative is that, yes, their Mantle API will come to Linux but they're not yet providing any time-line or firm support commitments.
18 June 2014 - Mantle - 91 Comments

AMD Marketing Manager Mentions Linux & Mantle

In a new AMD blog post about more Mantle-supported games being on the way, Linux is mentioned.
12 June 2014 - Mantle - 68 Comments

Radeon Squeezes A Few More Changes For Linux 3.16

Alex Deucher has sent in another pull request for the DRM-Next code targeting the Linux 3.16 kernel.
10 June 2014 - Radeon DRM - 9 Comments

AMD Shows Off An External FreeSync Monitor In Action

This week at Computex Taipei, AMD is showing off a FreeSync external display in action as their alternative to NVIDIA's G-Sync.
6 June 2014 - FreeSync - 24 Comments

Radeon H.264 VCE Video Encoding With OpenMAX Lands In Mesa

In continuation of the Phoronix article from a few days ago about AMD Adds Gallium3D H.264 Profile Encoding Support, that work has now landed within Mesa's Git code-base.
5 June 2014 - H.264 - 3 Comments

Radeon DRM-Next Work: GPUVM Optimizations, Deep Color HDMI

The next round of Radeon DRM driver improvements have been mailed in for landing in the Linux 3.16 kernel.
2 June 2014 - DRM-Next - 16 Comments

AMD Adds Gallium3D H.264 Profile Encoding Support

AMD's Leo Liu has published a set of four patches that improve Gallium3D's video support, particularly around H.264 encoding for Radeon GPUs.
30 May 2014 - OMX - 23 Comments

Catalyst 14.6 Beta Now Available For AMD Linux Gamers

Since writing about the features of the Catalyst 14.6 Beta earlier today, the x86/x86_64 proprietary Linux driver has surfaced on a third-party web-site for those wishing to try out this latest AMD Linux graphics driver.
27 May 2014 - Catalyst 14.6 - 56 Comments

AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta Driver Coming Soon To Linux

The first beta release of the Catalyst 14.6 proprietary Linux graphics driver will soon be available.
27 May 2014 - Catalyst 14.6 - 7 Comments

Catalyst 14.4 Revised For The Witcher 2 On Linux

A new Catalyst 14.4 Linux driver revision has been posted.
23 May 2014 - The Witcher 2 - 34 Comments

AMD Launches "Bald Eagle" R-Series APUs, Talks Up Linux

AMD has launched their second-generation R-Series APUs and CPUs today that were previously known under the "Bald Eagle" codename.
20 May 2014 - Bald Eagle - 22 Comments

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