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AMD Forms A Tiger Team For Catalyst Improvements, Including Linux

I've found out from various people in the know that AMD has assembled a "tiger team" to tackle outstanding Catalyst driver issues. This tiger team isn't Linux specific, but Linux driver issues will be fully evaluated and tackled by this new group of driver specialists.

13 May 2015 - AMD Catalyst Tiger Team - 58 Comments
AMD Radeon GPUs With Linux 4.0 + Mesa 10.6-devel

On Friday I posted the results showing Ubuntu 15.04 Offers Faster OpenGL For AMD Radeon GPUs On Open-Source. For those wishing to run with a slightly newer kernel and Mesa driver stack, here are fresh open-source AMD Radeon benchmark results with Linux 4.0 and Mesa 10.6-devel.

26 April 2015 - Extra Benchmarks - 34 Comments
AMD's New Carrizo Graphics PCI IDs

With yesterday's release of the new open-source "AMDGPU" Linux graphics driver stack we finally have a look at some of the hardware enablement code for the graphics processors of the upcoming "Carrizo" APUs.

21 April 2015 - Iceland + Carrizo - 5 Comments
AMD Open-Sources "Addrlib" From Catalyst

As part of AMD finally releasing the AMDGPU kernel driver yesterday along with initial Iceland/Carrizo/Tonga support in Gallium3D, they also open-sourced a component formerly within the Catalyst proprietary driver.

21 April 2015 - addrlib - Add A Comment
AMD Releases New "AMDGPU" Linux Kernel Driver & Mesa Support

At long last the source code to the new AMDGPU driver has been released! This is the new driver needed to support the Radeon R9 285 graphics card along with future GPUs/APUs like Carrizo. Compared to the existing Radeon DRM driver, the new AMDGPU code is needed for AMD's new unified Linux driver strategy whereby the new Catalyst driver will be isolated to being a user-space binary blob with both the full open-source driver and the Catalyst driver using this common AMDGPU kernel driver.

20 April 2015 - AMDGPU - Add A Comment
Radeon LLVM Code Generation Improvements Being Worked On

It's been a while since last having any major breakthroughs to talk about for the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver stack, but steady work continues. Some recent Mesa commits to Git highlight some code generation improvements.

14 April 2015 - Radeon LLVM CodeGen - 17 Comments
Catalyst 15.3 Beta Backported To Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

While AMD has yet to make the Catalyst 15.3 Beta Linux graphics driver available for download from their web-site, they released the driver to Canonical and as such this new AMD Linux driver has been available in Ubuntu 15.04 for a few weeks. Canonical is now back-porting this proprietary driver back into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr.

9 April 2015 - Ubuntu Trusty Changes - 3 Comments
AMD FreeSync Support On Linux?

With this month's release of the Catalyst 15.3 Beta for Windows, FreeSync Technology support was added. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like any Linux support is imminent.

25 March 2015 - Unlikely, For Now - 56 Comments
Radeon DisplayPort MST Queued For Linux 4.1

The Linux 4.1 kernel will feature support for Radeon DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport so that this open-source AMD Linux graphics driver can work with the latest high resolution DP displays and modern laptop docking stations.

23 March 2015 - DP MST & More - 1 Comment
AMD Starts Linux Enablement On Next-Gen "Zen" Architecture

While we're still waiting for AMD to release their new GPU kernel driver for supporting the existing R9 285 "Tonga" graphics card and their next-gen graphics cards coming out later this year, on the CPU side the AMD Linux developers have already started shipping patches to support their next-gen CPU architecture not expected for release until 2016~2017. Tux, meet the AMD Zen architecture.

17 March 2015 - Znver1 - Add A Comment
Radeon R9 390X Could Cost $700+ USD

It looks like AMD's next-generation Radeon R9 390X graphics card could end up retailing for $700+ USD, well more than the Radeon R9 290X and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980.

16 March 2015 - Radeon R9 390X - 35 Comments

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