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AMD Athlon 5150 & Sempron 2650/3850 APUs On Linux

This week AMD announced Athlon and Sempron APUs for their new AM1 platform that's comprised of socketed Kabinis with Radeon R3 (GCN-era) graphics. I delivered a launch-day Linux review of the AMD Athlon 5350 that is the highest-end AM1 APU currently offered while arriving today were the three other AM1 APUs: the Athlon 5150 and the Sempron 3850 and Sempron 2650 APUs.
11 April 2014 - AM1 - 35 Comments

Updated AMD Microcode Fixes The R7 260X, Other "SI" GPUs

Alex Deucher sent out a set of three patches today to update the microcode used by the AMD "Southern Islands" graphics processors.
11 April 2014 - Microcode - 13 Comments

AMD Releases The Radeon R9 295X

As expected AMD unveiled the Radeon R9 295X graphics card this morning as the "world's fastest" for those with $1500 USD to spare.
8 April 2014 - Radeon R9 295X - 14 Comments

Radeon DRM Kernel Driver Gets More Changes With Linux 3.15

A Radeon pull request for drm-next changes was sent in this morning for ultimately landing with the Linux 3.15 kernel.
3 April 2014 - Radeon - 10 Comments

AMD Publishes New OpenGL 4.4 Extensions

AMD published two new OpenGL extensions today that the graphics giant has developed.
3 April 2014 - OpenGL - 6 Comments

AMD Partners With Mentor To Push Embedded Open-Source Linux

AMD and Mentor Graphics are teaming up to push open-source Linux development for embedded systems.
1 April 2014 - Mentor Graphics - 3 Comments

Other Linux Things I Learned From AMD At GDC 2014

The two most interesting things I learned from AMD at the Game Developer's Conference last week were already covered on Phoronix: they're looking at a new Linux driver strategy with an open kernel driver for Catalyst and they are still evaluating the feasibility of Mantle on Linux, but there were also some other random things I learned from various AMD employees.
23 March 2014 - GDC - 54 Comments

AMD Is Still Looking At The Feasibility Of Mantle On Linux

This week when at the Game Developer's Conference one of the topics that many Phoronix readers wanted me to find out more about was in regards to AMD's Mantle API being supported on Linux.
23 March 2014 - Mantle - 50 Comments

Catalyst 14.3 Beta Linux Driver Fixes OpenGL Performance Issues

AMD has released a new Windows and Linux Catalyst proprietary graphics driver. The Catalyst 14.3 Beta for Linux doesn't advertise any new features, but it comes with some bug-fixes.
18 March 2014 - Catalyst - 80 Comments

Radeon X.Org Driver Can Now Build Against The New GLAMOR

The xf86-video-ati DDX driver is now able to build against the in-tree GLAMOR code found within the X.Org Server 1.16 code-base.
17 March 2014 - xf86-video-ati - 7 Comments

AMD Radeon Northern Islands: EXA vs. GLAMOR

Next week I will have out some interesting 2D benchmarks between Intel, Radeon, and Nouveau on the latest open-source drivers... Those results are very interesting but for some other interesting data to get out prior to the weekend is a EXA vs. GLAMOR 2D acceleration comparison for a Radeon HD 6870 graphics processor using the Linux 3.14 kernel and Mesa 10.2-devel.
14 March 2014 - 2D Benchmarks - 15 Comments

Radeon Gallium3D Tiling Turned Back On For "CIK" GPUs

AMD disabled tiling support by default recently for their newer GCN-based graphics cards on the open-source AMD Linux driver. Fortunately, that performance-boosting feature has been turned back on now for the latest Radeon graphics cards under the assumption you are running Mesa 10.1.
11 March 2014 - Gallium3D Tiling - 5 Comments

GLAMOR Can Now Be Enabled For AMD R300/R500 GPUs

Older AMD (ATI) Radeon GPUs can now optionally use GLAMOR for 2D hardware acceleration in place of EXA when using the latest open-source graphics driver.
10 March 2014 - GLAMOR - 14 Comments

Fast Color Clears Come To AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver

Fast color clear support has appeared in patch form for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver as a move that should further benefit the open-source GPU driver's performance.
7 March 2014 - MSAA - 25 Comments

AMD Outs The Radeon R9 280 Graphics Card

AMD has launched the Radeon R9 280 graphics card, but don't get too excited just yet.
5 March 2014 - Radeon R9 - 1 Comment

More Radeon DRM Improvements Queued For Linux 3.15

We've already seen some Radeon DRM graphics driver code queued up for merging into the Linux 3.15 kernel in a few weeks time. Arriving this morning were another batch of exciting Radeon changes that will target the Linux 3.15 merge window.
4 March 2014 - Linux 3.15

Don't Look For Open-Source AMD CrossFire Anytime Soon

While the open-source AMD Linux driver continues gaining ground on Catalyst, one feature you will likely not see from the open-source Linux driver in the foreseeable future is support for AMD's CrossFire technology.
26 February 2014 - CrossFire - 23 Comments

AMD Ends Up Releasing Catalyst 14.2 Beta For Linux

In a follow-up to this morning's article about AMD Press Talks Up Major Open-Source Linux Driver Features, AMD Global Communications said there would be no Catalyst 14.2 Beta for Linux, but a new driver was in fact released today.
25 February 2014 - Catalyst - 8 Comments

AMD Press Talks Up Major Open-Source Linux Driver Features

Good news: AMD's press / global communications team is finally talking up their open-source Linux graphics driver features. Bad news: they appear to still need lots of training over their own Linux graphics drivers. Or is there some Linux driver shake-up happening? Here's some of what they are promoting right now with the AMD Linux graphics driver.
25 February 2014 - Open-Source - 42 Comments

Radeon Memory Boost: Up To 50%+ Better Performance

Marek Olšák published a set of Radeon memory management improvements today for the open-source AMD Linux graphics driver that can offer performance improvements.
24 February 2014 - Radeon vRAM - 44 Comments

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