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Catalyst 15.3 Beta Backported To Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

While AMD has yet to make the Catalyst 15.3 Beta Linux graphics driver available for download from their web-site, they released the driver to Canonical and as such this new AMD Linux driver has been available in Ubuntu 15.04 for a few weeks. Canonical is now back-porting this proprietary driver back into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr.
9 April 2015 - Ubuntu Trusty Changes - 3 Comments

AMD's GPU LLVM Backend Gains Support For Assembler & Inline Assembly

Tom Stellard of AMD has landed initial support into the AMD GPU LLVM back-end for the assembler and supporting inline assembly.
8 April 2015 - SI Assembler - 20 Comments

Improved OpenCL Support For Blender's Cycles Renderer

George Kyriazis of AMD has provided patches to the Blender project for vastly improving their OpenCL Cycles renderer support and allow for it to work with AMD GPUs.
28 March 2015 - OpenCL Cycles - 29 Comments

AMDKFD Changes Queued For Linux 4.1 Kernel

Some Radeon DRM changes have already been queued for Linux 4.1 and now the AMDKFD HSA driver has its initial -next pull request for this next version of the Linux kernel.
25 March 2015 - AMDKFD For Linux 4.1

AMD FreeSync Support On Linux?

With this month's release of the Catalyst 15.3 Beta for Windows, FreeSync Technology support was added. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like any Linux support is imminent.
25 March 2015 - Unlikely, For Now - 55 Comments

Radeon DisplayPort MST Queued For Linux 4.1

The Linux 4.1 kernel will feature support for Radeon DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport so that this open-source AMD Linux graphics driver can work with the latest high resolution DP displays and modern laptop docking stations.
23 March 2015 - DP MST & More - 1 Comment

Support For Multiple Graphics Drivers With AMDKFD Kernel Driver

A patch published on Sunday for the new AMDKFD HSA kernel driver adds support for using more than one graphics card/driver.
22 March 2015 - AMDKFD HSA - 16 Comments

AMD Is Hiring Two More Open-Source Linux GPU Driver Developers

AMD issued two job postings this past week for hiring more open-source Linux graphics driver developers.
22 March 2015 - AMD Hiring - 95 Comments

AMD Starts Linux Enablement On Next-Gen "Zen" Architecture

While we're still waiting for AMD to release their new GPU kernel driver for supporting the existing R9 285 "Tonga" graphics card and their next-gen graphics cards coming out later this year, on the CPU side the AMD Linux developers have already started shipping patches to support their next-gen CPU architecture not expected for release until 2016~2017. Tux, meet the AMD Zen architecture.
17 March 2015 - Znver1 - 87 Comments

Radeon R9 390X Could Cost $700+ USD

It looks like AMD's next-generation Radeon R9 390X graphics card could end up retailing for $700+ USD, well more than the Radeon R9 290X and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980.
16 March 2015 - Radeon R9 390X - 35 Comments

Ubuntu 15.04 Receives Early Release Of Catalyst 15.3 Linux Driver

Early adopters of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet can now use AMD's new Catalyst 15.3 Beta driver that's been packaged for Ubuntu and uploaded to the Vivid repository prior to its release on AMD.com.
11 March 2015 - Catalyst 15.3 Beta - 25 Comments

AMD Will Release New Catalyst Linux Driver Update This Month

It looks like in the next two weeks AMD will finally be releasing an updated Catalyst/fglrx graphics driver for Linux users.
10 March 2015 - AMD Catalyst On Linux - 208 Comments

MediaTek Said To Be Licensing AMD Graphics Technology

Taiwanese SoC manufacturer MediaTek is said to be licensing AMD graphics technology for use in future high-end ARM SoC designs.
9 March 2015 - AMD SoC Graphics - 29 Comments

AMD Gets Into VR With LiquidVR Technology

Another interesting announcement at GDC2015 yesterday besides the new Vulkan API, the Source 2 Engine, Unity 5, and more was AMD's LiquidVR announcement.
4 March 2015 - AMD LiquidVR - 11 Comments

AMD Will Release Mantle Programming Guide, API Reference This Month

This month AMD is planning to finally make their Mantle graphics API more "open" by releasing a 450-page programming guide and API reference for Mantle.
2 March 2015 - AMD Mantle - 47 Comments

AMD Talks Up The Carrizo APU At ISSCC

AMD has released more details on their forthcoming "Carrizo" APUs from the IEEE International Solid-State CIrcuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco.
24 February 2015 - AMD Carrizo - 46 Comments

DisplayPort MST Support Published For Radeon DRM Driver

After figuring out DisplayPort MST support for the open-source Intel graphics driver, David Airlie of Red Hat has moved on to publishing patches to the Radeon DRM driver for enabling DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport.
23 February 2015 - Radeon DP MST

GL_AMD_pinned_memory Lands In Mesa

Support for the GL_AMD_pinned_memory OpenGL extension has landed within Mesa and is implemented for the R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers. This patch series also lands the Userptr support for the open-source AMD graphics drivers on the user-space side.
17 February 2015 - GL_AMD_pinned_memory - 10 Comments

AMD R9 290 Hawaii Users Will Have An Important Fix With Linux 3.20

Beyond the big set of AMD Radeon changes for Linux 3.20, Alex Deucher of AMD mailed in some important Radeon DRM driver fixes today that are a big deal for some R9 290 "Hawaii" users of the open-source driver.
13 February 2015 - Radeon R9 290 Re-Clocking - 20 Comments

GL_AMD_pinned_memory Comes To The Open-Source Radeon Driver

Marek Olšák has implemented support for the GL_AMD_pinned_memory extension within Mesa/Gallium3D and the R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers.
11 February 2015 - OpenGL Pinned Memory - 9 Comments

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