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New Catalyst For Linux Driver Improves Performance

Weeks after NVIDIA released a new Linux driver to massively improve its OpenGL performance in large part to make the Source Engine and Valve's games run better on Linux, AMD is out with a similar Catalyst update. The latest Catalyst Linux beta is said to bring "significant performance improvements" for Left 4 Dead 2.
17 November 2012 - Left 4 Dead 2 - 21 Comments

AMD Is Still Contributing Code To Linux

Many Linux users have been mad over AMD closing down its Operating System Research Center resulting in many AMD Linux open-source developers losing their jobs. Last week I wrote that ultimately it shouldn't be too worrisome for Linux users wanting to use AMD processors and chipsets on Linux and this still looks to be the case.
15 November 2012 - AMD Coding - 2 Comments

Not All Hope Is Lost For AMD CPU Support On Linux

While many Linux users are rightfully quite mad over AMD laying off many Linux kernel developers and shutting down their Operating System Research Center, not all hope is lost for future AMD CPU products being well supported under Linux.
9 November 2012 - OSRC Closing - 11 Comments

AMD Closes The Operating System Research Center

AMD has indeed shutdown its Dresden-based Operating System Research Center (OSRC) in the latest round of cost-cutting efforts.
7 November 2012 - Indeed - 40 Comments

Radeon Driver Is Now KMS-Only, 7.0 Released

Alex Deucher announced the release of the xf86-video-ati 7.0.0 driver this morning, which is the first open-source ATI Linux graphics driver release that is strictly KMS-only.
6 November 2012 - xf86-video-ati 7.0.0 - 13 Comments

Marek Continues Improving Radeon Performance

There's been another improvement to Mesa with the Radeon Gallium3D R600 driver by Marek Olšák that can improve the OpenGL performance in certain situations for this open-source AMD Linux driver while also conserving memory usage.
6 November 2012 - Patches - 5 Comments

AMD Is Indeed Losing More Linux Developers

At the beginning of the week I reported that AMD got rid of at least three of their Linux kernel developers. It's becoming more clear though that it's not only three long-time Linux kernel developers they have let go.
2 November 2012 - "Layoffs" - 69 Comments

Radeon R600 Gallium3D Enables 2D Color Tiling

For those pulling down the Git master of the xf86-video-ati X.Org graphics driver this week, 2D color tiling is finally enabled by default for Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000/5000/6000 series graphics cards, from R6xx through the "Cayman" GPUs.
1 November 2012 - xf86-video-ati - 8 Comments

AMD Loses Some Linux Kernel Developers

At least three Linux kernel developers are no longer employed by AMD.
29 October 2012 - Layoffs - 34 Comments

Another Round Of AMD Linux Benchmarks

Here's another series of AMD FX-8350 "Vishera" Linux benchmarks to complement the many Vishera Linux benchmarks published on Phoronix since the debut of the FX-8350 processor on Tuesday.
28 October 2012 - AMD FX-8350

How Well Is AMD CnQ Working For You On Linux?

One of the latest possible Linux power-related regressions I've heard about is that AMD Cool 'n' Quiet may no longer be functioning too well on Linux-based systems.
27 October 2012 - Cool n Quiet - 18 Comments

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Linux Driver Released

AMD Catalyst 12.10 for Linux was only officially released two days ago, but already there's a Catalyst 12.11 beta for Tux.
24 October 2012 - Catalyst 12.11 Linux - 29 Comments

More Linux Benchmarks Of The AMD FX Vishera

For those wanting more benchmarks of the AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core "Vishera" processor, here's some additional Ubuntu 12.10 results.
23 October 2012 - AMD Eight-Core - 1 Comment

AMD Catalyst 12.10 For Linux Surfaces

AMD's Catalyst 12.10 Linux graphics driver was released today.
22 October 2012 - Catalyst 12.10 - 18 Comments

AMD Drops Steamroller "bdver3" Compiler Support

Second-generation Bulldozer processors only started appearing recently in the form of the Trinity APUs with Piledriver cores. The next Bulldozer-2 wave will come when AMD releases their Piledriver-bearing "Vishera" FX-Series desktop processors. While this hardware has yet to publicly arrive, AMD is are already working on compiler support for their third-generation Bulldozer -- a.k.a. "Steamroller" -- micro-architecture.
11 October 2012 - AMD bdver3 - 8 Comments

AMD Turbo Core Performance Under Linux

As the latest AMD A10-5800K Trinity APU benchmarks under Linux, here's a quick look at the impact that Turbo Core Technology has under Linux.
11 October 2012 - Turbo Core - 1 Comment

Linux 3.7 May Help Radeon Users With Power

While the main DRM pull request for the Linux 3.7 kernel has yet to be submitted to Linus Torvalds, the Radeon DRM pull for the Linux 3.7 was just sent into David Airlie as the DRM sub-system maintainer.
3 October 2012 - Improvements - 17 Comments

AMD CodeXL For Heterogeneous Compute

AMD released a new development tool suite this week called CodeXL that focuses upon heterogeneous compute support across GPUs, CPUs, and APUs.
28 September 2012 - CodeXL - 1 Comment

ATI Rage Driver With EXA Support Released

For those living with vintage ATI graphics hardware from the Rage 128 days, the EXA-enabled driver has been formally released.
28 September 2012 - ATI R128 - 4 Comments

AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Linux Driver Released

AMD has released a beta proprietary Linux driver for Catalyst 12.9.
27 September 2012 - Catalyst 12.9 - 35 Comments

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