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Linux 3.17 Doesn't Do Much For AMD Kaveri's Graphics Performance

Following yesterday's RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst comparison using the new AMD A10-7800 Kaveri APU with Radeon R7 Graphics, I then upgraded to the latest Git code for the Linux 3.17 kernel to look for performance changes.
13 August 2014 - Radeon R7 - 3 Comments

AMD's Radeon DDX Enables Hawaii Acceleration By Default

Assuming the necessary support requirements are in place, the xf86-video-ati driver is finally enabling hardware acceleration by default for the AMD Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" graphics cards.
12 August 2014 - xf86-video-ati - 1 Comment

Perf-Per-Watt: Catalyst vs. Radeon Gallium3D

In continuing of yesterday's tests of comparing the OpenGL performance of the latest Radeon Gallium3D and Catalyst drivers with an array of AMD Radeon HD/Rx graphics cards, here's some complementary data including the performance-per-Watt and overall system power consumption for a few of the different AMD GPUs of recent generations.
6 August 2014 - Performance - 4 Comments

AMD Radeon Graphics Get Many Changes For Linux 3.17

The Radeon DRM driver changes have been published for queuing into drm-next before hitting the mainline Linux 3.17 kernel tree.
5 August 2014 - Radeon Linux 3.17 - 12 Comments

AMD's R600 GPU LLVM Back-End To Be Renamed

AMD's "R600" LLVM back-end is likely to be renamed for LLVM 3.6.
4 August 2014 - AMDGPU - 27 Comments

AMD Launches The A10-7800, The 65 Watt Kaveri

AMD this morning has officially announced the A10-7800, the 65 Watt version of their "Kaveri" APU that's a follow-up launch to the A10-7850K that launched earlier in the year.
31 July 2014 - AMD A10-7800 - 73 Comments

Hawaii Bug-Fixes Start Hitting Mainline RadeonSI Gallium3D

For those excited about the recent working Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" Gallium3D support, a number of bug-fixes were committed in recent hours to Mesa for bettering the support for those wishing to use this open-source AMD Linux driver for their ultra high-end graphics hardware.
29 July 2014 - Radeon R9 290 - 8 Comments

Open-Source AMD Users Report Hawaii GPU Acceleration Is Working

In continuation of the Phoronix article from a few days ago about the open-source AMD Linux driver should finally be working for R9 290 "Hawaii" graphics cards, it is indeed the case but it's not without some setup challenges and potential bugs.
27 July 2014 - Radeon R9 290 - 6 Comments

Open-Source AMD Hawaii Support Should Now Be Working!

After renewed pressure on open-source AMD 3D support not working, it seems they've finally managed to get the Radeon R9 290 series graphics cards working on the open-source Linux driver between some updated GPU microcode and kernel driver changes.
25 July 2014 - Hawaii - 14 Comments

AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right

Back in May I wrote about how AMD's open-source support for Hawaii was broken months after the Radeon R9 290 series was introduced... Fast forward to today, the AMD Hawaii open-source support is still broken.
21 July 2014 - Hawaii - 92 Comments

AMDKFD Driver Still Evolving For Open-Source HSA On Linux

Earlier this month AMD published an open-source HSA Linux driver for exploiting the potential of their much-promoted Heterogeneous System Architecture. This driver, now known as the "AMDKFD" driver, is up to its second revision and continues being analyzed by developers on the mailing list.
21 July 2014 - AMDKFD - 3 Comments

RadeonSI Gallium3D Now Supports GL4 Indirect Drawing Too

Just a very short time after Nouveau added support for OpenGL 4 indirect drawing, AMD developers have now added support for the related OpenGL 4.x extensions to the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
18 July 2014 - ARB_draw_indirect - 15 Comments

AMD Releases A New Catalyst 14.6 Beta For Linux

Those dependent upon AMD's Linux binary blob can rejoice that today there's an updated driver available after a rather quiet June for Catalyst Linux development.
15 July 2014 - Catalyst 14.6 - 32 Comments

AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver

AMD has just published a massive patch-set for the Linux kernel that finally implements a HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) in open-source. The set of 83 patches implement a Linux HSA driver for Radeon family GPUs and serves too as a sample driver for other HSA-compatible devices. This big driver in part is what well known Phoronix contributor John Bridgman has been working on at AMD.
10 July 2014 - Radeon HSA - 68 Comments

Linux 3.16 Aims To Enable Radeon BAPM By Default

A DRM-fixes pull request for the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver for the Linux 3.16 kernel is going to enable BAPM by default for some APU systems.
2 July 2014 - BAPM - 6 Comments

User Ptr Support Proposed For AMD's Radeon DRM Driver

Christian K├Ânig has proposed user pointer support for the Radeon DRM driver to match the Intel driver's recent feature.
30 June 2014 - User Ptr - 7 Comments

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

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