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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It looks like the first point release to LLVM 3.5 will be out in December.
10 November 2014 - LLVM 3.5.1
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
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
Tom Stellard has more improvements coming for AMD's GPU LLVM back-end that can yield performance improvements.
7 November 2014 - RadeonSI - 15 Comments
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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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