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RadeonSI Starts Beating Catalyst In Some Linux Tests

While the AMD Hawaii open-source is broken, at least for older "GCN" era graphics cards supported by the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver the performance is starting to match -- or even exceed -- the proprietary Catalyst Linux graphics driver.
9 May 2014 - RadeonSI Gallium3D - 20 Comments

AMD's Open-Source Hawaii GPU Support Still Isn't Working Right

While AMD's Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" graphics cards have been out on the market for more than a half-year, the open-source driver support still isn't working quite right when it comes to having GPU hardware acceleration.
9 May 2014 - R9 290 - 3 Comments

Recapping All Of Our Linux Coverage Of AMD's AM1 APUs

Just under one month ago AMD released their AM1 APUs that resurrected the Sempron and Athlon branding for these low-end APUs packing up to four "Jaguar" CPU cores with Radeon R3 Graphics.
6 May 2014 - AMD AM1 - 6 Comments

AMD Mullins Support Added To Radeon Gallium3D

After getting the small Radeon DRM changes queued for Linux 3.15, AMD developers have gone ahead and merged their open-source AMD Mullins graphics driver support into the DRM library (libdrm), xf86-video-ati DDX, and Mesa.
2 May 2014 - Mullins

AMD Has A New Radeon DRM Performance Patch

AMD has a new Radeon DRM kernel driver patch pending that is able to offer Linux gaming performance improvements by improving the video memory bandwidth performance by the open-source graphics driver.
2 May 2014 - Radeon Graphics - 7 Comments

AMD Is Trying For Mullins Support In Linux 3.15

Another Radeon DRM pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.15 kernel. While this Git pull request is mostly delivering fixes, it also tries to add the AMD Mullins APU support.
2 May 2014 - Linux 3.15

AMD Publishes Open-Source Graphics Code For Mullins & Beema

AMD has started rolling out their open-source Linux graphics driver support code for their recently announced Mullins and Beema APUs.
30 April 2014 - Mullins & Beema - 9 Comments

AMD Shows Off Beema & Mullins But Its Linux Fate Is Unclear

AMD has now revealed their newest APUs, codenamed "Beema" and "Mullins" while their Linux fate remains unclear.
29 April 2014 - Beema & Mullins - 10 Comments

Yocto Is Hooking Up With AMD & Mentor Graphics

The Linux Foundation will be announcing tomorrow that AMD and Mentor Graphics are partnering up with the embedded Yocto Linux project as advisory members.
28 April 2014 - Linux Foundation - 3 Comments

AMD Catalyst 14.4 Is Now Officially Available

After yesterday's testing of the GeForce 700 vs. Radeon Rx 200 Series With The Latest Linux Drivers test results were made available, the official Catalyst 14.4 Linux graphics driver was offered up to the public.
26 April 2014 - fglrx - 22 Comments

R600 Gallium3D Lands Many OpenGL Fixes

AMD's R600 Gallium3D driver that supports the Radeon HD 2000 through HD 6000 series graphics cards received a number of bug-fixes on Thursday.
24 April 2014 - R600g - 4 Comments

AMD Catalyst 14.4 Brings Full OpenGL 4.4 Support To Linux

AMD has kicked off a new week by releasing the Catalyst 14.4 release candidate for Linux. The big items with this release include R9 295X GPU support and full support for OpenGL 4.4.
21 April 2014 - Catalyst 14.4 - 43 Comments

AMD Is Disabling DPM Support For RV770 GPUs

For the many owners of "RV770" hardware out there with the once popular Radeon HD 4850 and HD 4870 graphics cards, AMD open-source developers are now proposing the dynamic power management (re-clocking) support be disabled by default to deal with open bugs.
19 April 2014 - Bugs - 23 Comments

R600 Gallium3D Disables LLVM Back-End By Default

AMD has decided to disable the LLVM compiler back-end by default within the R600 era Gallium3D graphics driver.
16 April 2014 - R600g - 33 Comments

Trying Out Radeon R9 290 Graphics On Open-Source

One of the more commonly occurring test requests at Phoronix lately has been about testing the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver with the Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" graphics cards. Sadly, there's a reason why the R9 290 hardware isn't tested on the open driver much under Linux.
16 April 2014 - Hawaii - 7 Comments

The Results Of Optimizing Radeon's VRAM Behavior

At the beginning of the year Lauri Kasanen had issued a call for help via Phoronix for collecting Radeon video memory statistics as he was looking to optimize Radeon's vRAM handling for his university thesis. The code and thesis are now available.
15 April 2014 - Radeon - 25 Comments

AMD Athlon 5150 & Sempron 2650/3850 APUs On Linux

This week AMD announced Athlon and Sempron APUs for their new AM1 platform that's comprised of socketed Kabinis with Radeon R3 (GCN-era) graphics. I delivered a launch-day Linux review of the AMD Athlon 5350 that is the highest-end AM1 APU currently offered while arriving today were the three other AM1 APUs: the Athlon 5150 and the Sempron 3850 and Sempron 2650 APUs.
11 April 2014 - AM1 - 35 Comments

Updated AMD Microcode Fixes The R7 260X, Other "SI" GPUs

Alex Deucher sent out a set of three patches today to update the microcode used by the AMD "Southern Islands" graphics processors.
11 April 2014 - Microcode - 13 Comments

AMD Releases The Radeon R9 295X

As expected AMD unveiled the Radeon R9 295X graphics card this morning as the "world's fastest" for those with $1500 USD to spare.
8 April 2014 - Radeon R9 295X - 14 Comments

Radeon DRM Kernel Driver Gets More Changes With Linux 3.15

A Radeon pull request for drm-next changes was sent in this morning for ultimately landing with the Linux 3.15 kernel.
3 April 2014 - Radeon - 10 Comments

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