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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
AMD published two new OpenGL extensions today that the graphics giant has developed.
3 April 2014 - OpenGL - 6 Comments
AMD and Mentor Graphics are teaming up to push open-source Linux development for embedded systems.
1 April 2014 - Mentor Graphics - 3 Comments
The two most interesting things I learned from AMD at the Game Developer's Conference last week were already covered on Phoronix: they're looking at a new Linux driver strategy with an open kernel driver for Catalyst and they are still evaluating the feasibility of Mantle on Linux, but there were also some other random things I learned from various AMD employees.
23 March 2014 - GDC - 54 Comments
This week when at the Game Developer's Conference one of the topics that many Phoronix readers wanted me to find out more about was in regards to AMD's Mantle API being supported on Linux.
23 March 2014 - Mantle - 50 Comments
AMD has released a new Windows and Linux Catalyst proprietary graphics driver. The Catalyst 14.3 Beta for Linux doesn't advertise any new features, but it comes with some bug-fixes.
18 March 2014 - Catalyst - 80 Comments
The xf86-video-ati DDX driver is now able to build against the in-tree GLAMOR code found within the X.Org Server 1.16 code-base.
17 March 2014 - xf86-video-ati - 7 Comments
Next week I will have out some interesting 2D benchmarks between Intel, Radeon, and Nouveau on the latest open-source drivers... Those results are very interesting but for some other interesting data to get out prior to the weekend is a EXA vs. GLAMOR 2D acceleration comparison for a Radeon HD 6870 graphics processor using the Linux 3.14 kernel and Mesa 10.2-devel.
14 March 2014 - 2D Benchmarks - 15 Comments
AMD disabled tiling support by default recently for their newer GCN-based graphics cards on the open-source AMD Linux driver. Fortunately, that performance-boosting feature has been turned back on now for the latest Radeon graphics cards under the assumption you are running Mesa 10.1.
11 March 2014 - Gallium3D Tiling - 5 Comments
Older AMD (ATI) Radeon GPUs can now optionally use GLAMOR for 2D hardware acceleration in place of EXA when using the latest open-source graphics driver.
10 March 2014 - GLAMOR - 14 Comments
Fast color clear support has appeared in patch form for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver as a move that should further benefit the open-source GPU driver's performance.
7 March 2014 - MSAA - 25 Comments
AMD has launched the Radeon R9 280 graphics card, but don't get too excited just yet.
5 March 2014 - Radeon R9 - 1 Comment
We've already seen some Radeon DRM graphics driver code queued up for merging into the Linux 3.15 kernel in a few weeks time. Arriving this morning were another batch of exciting Radeon changes that will target the Linux 3.15 merge window.
4 March 2014 - Linux 3.15
While the open-source AMD Linux driver continues gaining ground on Catalyst, one feature you will likely not see from the open-source Linux driver in the foreseeable future is support for AMD's CrossFire technology.
26 February 2014 - CrossFire - 23 Comments
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