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AMD's Catalyst Working On A GLSL Shader Cache

There's a lot of work going on right now to the AMD Catalyst Linux graphics driver. We've written about new features coming to an upcoming Catalyst Linux driver but silently being pushed into the latest round of release is a GLSL shader disk cache.
30 September 2014 - GLCache - 16 Comments

AMD Catalyst 14.9 Officially Released For Linux

AMD has released the Catalyst 14.9 Linux graphics driver today with some modest changes but it's not the really big driver update we're waiting for.
29 September 2014 - Catalyst 14.9 - 43 Comments

AMD Is Still Moving Towards A Unified Open-Source Driver

Earlier this year I delivered the exclusive news how AMD was looking at a new Linux driver strategy for Catalyst that involved leveraging the open-source Radeon DRM kernel driver. The strategy at the time effectively meant just making Catalyst a user-space blob and riding off the open-source Radeon kernel driver to share more common code and hopefully lead to a better experience. It looks like this driver strategy is moving forward.
27 September 2014 - Open-Source - 43 Comments

AMD Wants To Know What's Wrong With Catalyst

AMD is soliciting feedback on the Catalyst driver.
26 September 2014 - Catalyst Blob - 63 Comments

The Next AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Is Much More Exciting

Yesterday I wrote about an upcoming Catalyst Linux driver offering VCE and HSA support while today are more details on this forthcoming update.
26 September 2014 - AMD Catalyst - 28 Comments

Linux 3.18 Should Let Radeon GPUs Clock Higher For OC'ed Cards

AMD's Alex Deucher sent in another Radeon drm-next patch series this week with some more last-minute tweaks for the Linux kernel's next merge window.
26 September 2014 - Radeon DPM - 14 Comments

SUSE Publishes More GCC Patches For AMD's HSA Architecture

AMD's trying hard to make HSA of benefit to Linux users in 2014 and they're making lots of inroads. Helping AMD along the way with the Linux raising of Heterogeneous System Architecture is SUSE.
26 September 2014 - HSA - 10 Comments

Upcoming Catalyst Linux Driver Offers HSA & VCE Support

While AMD just released its first OpenCL 2.0 Linux driver, which is marked fglrx 14.41, the next driver that's currently in testing is fglrx 14.50... This should be more interesting.
25 September 2014 - fglrx 14.50 - 9 Comments

AMD Releases OpenCL 2.0 Catalyst Linux Driver

A new AMD Catalyst Linux graphics driver has been released today that finally delivers OpenCL 2.0 to Catalyst.
25 September 2014 - Catalyst - 29 Comments

AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Sees Some Improvements

Marek Olšák has published another big set of fixes/improvements to the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
20 September 2014 - Mesa 10.4-devel - 2 Comments

Radeon DRM With Linux 3.18 To Support Concurrent Buffer Reads

Another Radeon DRM driver update pull request has been submitted to drm-next for merging in the Linux 3.18 kernel.
12 September 2014 - drm-next - 1 Comment

AMD Releases Updated Catalyst Linux Graphics Driver (v14.30)

Those dependent upon AMD's proprietary Linux graphics driver have a new Catalyst update to play with today.
3 September 2014 - Radeon R9 285 - 31 Comments

Marek Lands Radeon Gallium3D HyperZ Improvements

Well known open-source Radeon driver developer Marek Olšák has landed a number of commits today inside mainline Mesa Git for improving the state of HyperZ for AMD hardware, a feature that remains disabled by default for the open-source Radeon Linux driver due to stability and artifact issues.
1 September 2014 - HyperZ - 14 Comments

Ubuntu 14.10's Lack Of X.Org Server 1.16 Gets Blamed On AMD

Yesterday I wrote about Ubuntu 14.10 not yet having X.Org Server 1.16 even though the first beta was issued this week and there's been a testing package repository for more than one month. This lack of X.Org Server 1.16 thus far is apparently due to AMD with not yet having a supportive Catalyst driver.
31 August 2014 - xorg-server 1.16 - 40 Comments

A New AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Unofficially Surfaces

A German web-site is hosting a yet to be officially released Catalyst Linux driver.
29 August 2014 - Catalyst 14.201.1008 - 6 Comments

Radeon DRM Queues More Changes, RV6xx UVD For Linux 3.18

With the DRM merge window for drm-next now closing earlier going forward than in past kernel releases, another Radeon DRM-Next pull request was already submitted for Linux 3.18.
28 August 2014 - drm-next - 2 Comments

Open-Source AMD HSA Should Come To Fruition This Year

Back in July AMD published an open-source HSA kernel driver for Linux and since then they've put out more HSA Linux code so open-source Linux users can finally realize the benefits of AMD's Heterogeneous System Architecture on Kaveri APUs. By the end of 2014 it looks like it will finally be ready for Linux end-users.
24 August 2014 - HSA - 50 Comments

AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs

AMD has finally managed to publish open-source Unified Video Decoder (UVD) support for the original R600 graphics processors.
24 August 2014 - UVD - 199 Comments

Userptr Support Set For AMD Radeon GPUs In Linux 3.18

While it was originally set for Linux 3.17, with the Linux 3.18 kernel that's still months away will be userptr support for the AMD Radeon graphics driver.
21 August 2014 - Userptr - 1 Comment

AMD's Catalyst Linux Driver Preparing For A World Without An X Server?

AMD's proprietary Catalyst Linux driver installer is interestingly being prepared for an environment without an X.Org Server.
20 August 2014 - --NoXServer - 22 Comments

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