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Radeon X.Org 7.4.0 Driver Brings More Tiling, R300/R500 GLAMOR

A stable update to the xf86-video-ati "Radeon" X.Org driver was released on Wednesday.
26 June 2014 - xf86-video-ati 7.4 - 15 Comments

Radeon VCE, OpenMAX Improvements Land In Mesa

A number of commits have landed within mainline Mesa today for improving the open-source Radeon driver's video encoding support via the recently exposed VCE video encoding engines and the recently introduced OpenMAX state tracker to Gallium3D.
18 June 2014 - Video Encoding

AMD Reportedly Plans To Bring Mantle To Linux, Calls Mantle An Open-Source API

The latest official word from an AMD representative is that, yes, their Mantle API will come to Linux but they're not yet providing any time-line or firm support commitments.
18 June 2014 - Mantle - 91 Comments

AMD Marketing Manager Mentions Linux & Mantle

In a new AMD blog post about more Mantle-supported games being on the way, Linux is mentioned.
12 June 2014 - Mantle - 68 Comments

Radeon Squeezes A Few More Changes For Linux 3.16

Alex Deucher has sent in another pull request for the DRM-Next code targeting the Linux 3.16 kernel.
10 June 2014 - Radeon DRM - 9 Comments

AMD Shows Off An External FreeSync Monitor In Action

This week at Computex Taipei, AMD is showing off a FreeSync external display in action as their alternative to NVIDIA's G-Sync.
6 June 2014 - FreeSync - 24 Comments

Radeon H.264 VCE Video Encoding With OpenMAX Lands In Mesa

In continuation of the Phoronix article from a few days ago about AMD Adds Gallium3D H.264 Profile Encoding Support, that work has now landed within Mesa's Git code-base.
5 June 2014 - H.264 - 3 Comments

Radeon DRM-Next Work: GPUVM Optimizations, Deep Color HDMI

The next round of Radeon DRM driver improvements have been mailed in for landing in the Linux 3.16 kernel.
2 June 2014 - DRM-Next - 16 Comments

AMD Adds Gallium3D H.264 Profile Encoding Support

AMD's Leo Liu has published a set of four patches that improve Gallium3D's video support, particularly around H.264 encoding for Radeon GPUs.
30 May 2014 - OMX - 23 Comments

Catalyst 14.6 Beta Now Available For AMD Linux Gamers

Since writing about the features of the Catalyst 14.6 Beta earlier today, the x86/x86_64 proprietary Linux driver has surfaced on a third-party web-site for those wishing to try out this latest AMD Linux graphics driver.
27 May 2014 - Catalyst 14.6 - 56 Comments

AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta Driver Coming Soon To Linux

The first beta release of the Catalyst 14.6 proprietary Linux graphics driver will soon be available.
27 May 2014 - Catalyst 14.6 - 7 Comments

Catalyst 14.4 Revised For The Witcher 2 On Linux

A new Catalyst 14.4 Linux driver revision has been posted.
23 May 2014 - The Witcher 2 - 34 Comments

AMD Launches "Bald Eagle" R-Series APUs, Talks Up Linux

AMD has launched their second-generation R-Series APUs and CPUs today that were previously known under the "Bald Eagle" codename.
20 May 2014 - Bald Eagle - 22 Comments

AMD's Hawaii Open-Source Support Still Remains Broken

More than one week after writing about the broken AMD Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" open-source support, the non-Catalyst code still appears broken within the latest code.
18 May 2014 - RadeonSI - 39 Comments

Marek Patches A "Mega Radeon" Driver

In an effort to aid distribution vendors maximizing their disk space and simplify things, AMD developer Marek Olšák has posted a patch for possible take-up for a "Mega Radeon" driver.
15 May 2014 - Gallium3D - 49 Comments

Newer AMD Radeon GPUs Have Had A Tough Time With Linux 3.15

Besides AMD's R9 290 "Hawaii" open-source support being broken and still not working right even after the hardware has been available to consumers for a half-year, with the Linux 3.15 kernel there's also problems right now for those with newer AMD Radeon GPUs.
13 May 2014 - CIK - 17 Comments

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

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