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AMD Loses Three More Executives

It seems the corporate restructuring at AMD isn't yet over with the post-CES announcement yesterday of three more top-level executives leaving the company.
13 January 2015 - AMD Shake-Up - 22 Comments

AMDKFD HSA Kernel Driver Changes Planned For Linux 3.20

Oded Gabbay of AMD has sent in his latest AMDKFD kernel driver changes that he's hoping to have integrated for the Linux 3.20 kernel merge window.
10 January 2015 - DRM-Next - 8 Comments

AMDKFD Linux Driver Begins Preparing For VI Carrizo APUs

Patches published by AMD today prepare the AMDKFD Linux kernel HSA driver for initial support of forthcoming AMD "VI" APUs.
8 January 2015 - Carrizo - 22 Comments

Many More AMD FreeSync Monitors Are On The Way

A number of new monitors that support AMD FreeSync are being shown off this week at CES. FreeSync is AMD's method of matching the monitor's variable refresh rate to that of the graphics card that is similar to the now VESA-approved DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync.
5 January 2015 - FreeSync - 41 Comments

Significant Performance Improvements For RadeonSI LLVM With New Patches

Tom Stellard is looking to kick things off well in 2015 for the open-source AMD GPU LLVM back-end with some new patches to boost the performance.
1 January 2015 - Stellard Patches - 24 Comments

AMDKFD -- AMD HSA On Linux -- Will Not Support 32-Bit Linux

This really shouldn't come as a huge surprise, but AMD won't support HSA on 32-bit Linux.
10 December 2014 - AMDKFD - 25 Comments

AMD Catalyst 14.12 Linux Driver Released -- Huge Update!

As said last week that a huge new Catalyst Linux driver release would be coming on Tuesday and sure enough it has arrived. Catalyst 14.12 is the biggest AMD proprietary Linux graphics driver update in quite some time.
9 December 2014 - Catalyst 14.12 - 109 Comments

Major AMD Catalyst Linux Update Expected Next Week

Due out next week is a very significant update to AMD's Catalyst Linux graphics driver as they continue to work towards the unified AMD Linux driver strategy.
5 December 2014 - The "Omega" Driver - 68 Comments

AMDKFD Is Present For Linux 3.19 In Open-Source HSA Start

The AMDKFD driver, which has been under development in the public spotlight for the past few months as a necessary piece to having AMD HSA open-source support on Linux, will premiere with the Linux 3.19 kernel.
3 December 2014 - AMDKFD - 14 Comments

More Radeon Driver Changes Queued For Linux 3.19

Just one week after the bulk of the Radeon DRM changes for Linux 3.19, another round of updates were submitted for DRM-Next.
20 November 2014 - Linux 3.19 DRM - 27 Comments

Better Fan Control Support Coming To The Open-Source Radeon Driver

Alex Deucher of AMD has put out new Radeon DPM patches that add SMC fan control support for SI/CI GPUs. These new patches should reduce the graphics card's fan noise on systems with a higher default fan profile speed.
19 November 2014 - GPU Fan Control - 41 Comments

AMD's "AMDKFD" HSA Driver Is Ready For Pulling In Linux 3.19

While the new "AMDGPU" kernel driver won't be merged until at least Linux 3.20, it looks like the AMDKFD driver could be merged for the upcoming Linux 3.19 kernel.
15 November 2014 - AMDKFD - 2 Comments

AMD's HSA Run-Time Library Is Now Open-Source

Last week we reported on AMD's plans for a complete user-space open-source HSA stack. Today they have finally delivered!
13 November 2014 - HSA - 41 Comments

AMD Gallium3D Marks Huge Win: Beating Catalyst In Steam On Linux Game

As a follow up to yesterday's 16-way AMD GPU comparison with the latest open-source Linux graphics drivers, here's some numbers with the same graphics cards when adding in the Catalyst Linux graphics driver... The numbers may very well surprise you.
13 November 2014 - TF2/CS:GO - 48 Comments

Radeon For Linux 3.19 Picks Up DPM Fixes, Better TTM Performance

While AMD's new GPU kernel driver isn't coming for Linux 3.19, another pull request has been sent in for the current Radeon DRM driver and it offers up a few last minute enhancements.
12 November 2014 - drm-next - 1 Comment

LLVM 3.5.1 Planned For December Debut

It looks like the first point release to LLVM 3.5 will be out in December.
10 November 2014 - LLVM 3.5.1

R600g Driver Patched For OpenGL 4.0 Indirect Draw Support

The R600g Gallium3D driver has new patches available -- along with a needed kernel patch -- for supporting OpenGL 4.0's GL_ARB_draw_indirect extension.
9 November 2014 - Radeon - 3 Comments

AMD Is Prepared To Release A Complete User-Space Open-Source Stack For HSA

In the coming days AMD will be releasing AMD's HSA run-time library as open-source!
8 November 2014 - Open-Source HSA - 27 Comments

More AMD GPU LLVM Back-End Improvements For RadeonSI Coming

Tom Stellard has more improvements coming for AMD's GPU LLVM back-end that can yield performance improvements.
7 November 2014 - RadeonSI - 15 Comments

AMD's R300 Gallium3D Driver Enables VDPAU Again

For those stuck running on the R300g driver, which supports the ATI Radeon X1000 (R500) series and older GPUs, you really should consider upgrading your graphics card and likely your system. But if you're set on using the R300g driver going into the foreseeable future, you might as well upgrade Mesa.
28 October 2014 - R300g - 15 Comments

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