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In Road To OpenCL, R600g LLVM Back-End Arrives

Before calling it a week, Tom Stellard at AMD published a Git branch that offers up an LLVM shader back-end for the AMD R600 Gallium3D driver. This is one of the steps in bringing Compute/OpenCL support to the open-source AMD Radeon Linux graphics drivers.
9 December 2011 - Hell Yes! - 30 Comments

Radeon HD 7000 Series Will Bring New 3D Driver

There's another update to the recent AMD Driver Support State For Radeon HD 7000 Series, Trinity article. The Radeon HD 7000 series will in fact bring a new Gallium3D Linux driver.
8 December 2011 - Gallium3D - 35 Comments

New Radeon HDMI Audio Patches Published

While AMD still hasn't published Radeon HDMI audio patches for their open-source Linux driver to enable the audio support on their Radeon HD 5000 series and newer, the reverse-engineered community patches have quickly evolved.
7 December 2011 - Working - 2 Comments

AMD Driver Support State For Radeon HD 7000 Series, Trinity

A few weeks ago I began talking about the AMD Radeon HD 7000 series driver support, but this week there is some new information to share about the hardware enablement for the next-generation of Radeon graphics processors as well as next year's AMD Trinity APUs.
6 December 2011 - Results - 46 Comments

Radeon R100/R200 Mesa Driver Sees Attention

David Airlie has made a number of commits to Mesa today that make some modest enhancements to the vintage Radeon R100/R200 classic OpenGL driver.
5 December 2011 - Commits - 9 Comments

Community Beats AMD To New Radeon Audio Code

It was just yesterday that I was writing about AMD still not having any new HDMI audio support code available to the public for the Radeon HD 5000 series and newer. The hold-up on this HDMI audio code for the open-source Radeon driver has been due to the patches failing to clear AMD's legal review multiple times. Well, leave it up the community, and now this morning there's some Evergreen patches for this support.
4 December 2011 - Hell Yes - 12 Comments

Radeon Evergreen HDMI Audio Code Is Still M.I.A.

For those that haven't noticed, the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver still lacks HDMI audio support for the Radeon HD 5000 "Evergreen" series and newer graphics processors. This has been sought after for many months, but even with the Linux 3.2 kernel, AMD still doesn't have to go-ahead with the open-source audio support.
3 December 2011 - No Support - 46 Comments

AMD's Paying For Some Open-Source OpenCL Love

AMD's interested in driving the use of OpenCL within the open-source world, and they're willing to pay for it. One of their new contracts is to have more of the OpenCL work for GIMP/GEGL on the Open Computing Language.
29 November 2011 - AMD Open-Source - 31 Comments

Radeon HD 7000 Series Linux Driver Support

For those wondering what AMD's open-source Linux graphics driver developers are likely working on...
16 November 2011 - For Those Wondering - 19 Comments

AMD Catalyst 11.11 Brings Critical Linux Changes

After a belated Catalyst 11.10 release, this month's proprietary Catalyst Linux driver for ATI/AMD Radeon and FirePro graphics cards is now available. The Catalyst 11.11 driver does bring some critical changes.
15 November 2011 - New Binary blob - 68 Comments

AMD Linux KVM Virtualization Benchmarks

In recent weeks there have been a lot of AMD Linux benchmarks of the latest-generation Bulldozer processor, namely the eight-core FX-8150. The latest unique look at the first-generation Bulldozer CPU under Linux is the KVM virtualization performance.
15 November 2011 - AMD Bulldozer - 1 Comment

Linux, Open-Source Affected In AMD Cutbacks?

By now many of you have likely heard that AMD is laying off around 10% of its workforce by next year in a restructuring attempt to lower its operating costs, but will their open-source and Linux efforts be hampered by this move?
5 November 2011 - Layoffs - 38 Comments

ATI X.Org Driver Sees Significant Update

The last time there was an official release of the xf86-video-ati DDX driver was back in May, but this morning Michel Dänzer has announced a new version.
2 November 2011 - 6.14.3 Release - 18 Comments

AMD Catalyst 11.12 Will Be Even Better

Catalyst 11.10 was released yesterday for Linux and Windows platforms. Many Linux users are pleased by this driver update as can be seen from the forums, but Catalyst 11.12 is set to improve the Radeon binary blob situation even more.
1 November 2011 - Improvements - 13 Comments

AMD Catalyst 11.10 Linux Driver Released

On the last day of the month, AMD has released Catalyst 11.10 as their October 2011 proprietary Linux driver update.
31 October 2011 - New Version - 51 Comments

Open64 5.0 Compiler Release Is Coming Up

Besides LLVM 3.0 (with an adjoining Clang 3.0 release) and GCC 4.7 coming up soon, another open-source compiler soon to be releasing is Open64 5.0, the compiler of choice by AMD.
31 October 2011 - Open64 - 1 Comment

Prep Work For Open-Source Radeon Compute, UVD

Here's some interesting work that provides support support for multiple rings to the open-source Radeon driver for supporting multiple compute rings, a-sync DMA engines, and UVD. Yes, for video decoding, but this is just prep work and there is still no UVD specifications or code.
29 October 2011 - Pushing - 18 Comments

Details On The AMD Linux Graphics Driver Ported To Windows

Earlier this month I wrote about the AMD porting their open-source Linux graphics driver to Windows EC7. Here's a few details that were learned in the past two weeks.
23 October 2011 - Information - 10 Comments

Classic Radeon Drivers Are On Their Deathbed

The classic Mesa Radeon (R300/R600) drivers that provide open-source OpenGL support on Linux instead of the Gallium3D alternatives are likely to be dropped in the coming days.
20 October 2011 - Finally - 18 Comments

R300 Graphics Improvements For KDE's KWin

If you're using any R300/400/500 GPU with the Gallium3D R300 driver, there's some improvements coming up for you in the KDE KWin compositing window manager.
16 October 2011 - ATI R300 - 12 Comments

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