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AMD Announces New R-Series Embedded SoCs

After teasing them for a few days, AMD today officially announced their new high-end embedded R-Series SoC processors. These new R-Series SoCs feature Excavator CPU cores and third-generation GCN GPUs.

21 October 2015 - AMD R-Series SoCs - 19 Comments
The Impact Of Switching To Linux 4.3 + Mesa-11.1/LLVM-3.8 On Ubuntu 15.10

Yesterday I posted some performance results of a Radeon R9 290 tested on Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 15.10 out-of-the-box. In this article are some numbers when upgrading the Ubuntu 15.10 installation to use the non-standard Linux 4.3 Git kernel as well as Mesa 11.1-devel Git that's built against LLVM 3.8 SVN for the newest open-source AMD Linux experience.

20 October 2015 - Mesa Git + LLVM SVN + Linux Git - 18 Comments
Ubuntu 15.10 Is Coming This Week & AMD's Catalyst Chokes On Its Kernel

Ubuntu 15.10 is set to be released on Thursday, but those dependent upon the AMD Catalyst proprietary graphics driver for Linux gaming or the like might want to hold off on upgrading... While there is the latest Catalyst driver packaged and it's been patched to work against the Wily Werewolf's default Linux 4.2 kernel, it doesn't seem to work reliably.

19 October 2015 - Catalyst Fail - 65 Comments
AMD Loses A Corporate Fellow, HSA Expert To NVIDIA

It was just last month that legendary CPU designer Jim Keller left AMD and now the company is taking another blow with another high level departure. This time they're losing a corporate fellow and the former president of the HSA Foundation.

14 October 2015 - Another Hit To AMD - 50 Comments
AMD Makes Open-Source "Iceland" GPU Support Experimental In Linux 4.3

AMD sent in a batch of fixes for the AMDGPU kernel driver today for Linux 4.3. One notable change with this AMDGPU DRM driver update is that it marks the Iceland/Topaz graphics processor support as experimental so it's no longer enabled by default until the support has been better vetted.

8 October 2015 - Iceland / Topaz Change - 2 Comments
AMD Has More Developers Working On Their Open-Source Driver Behind The Scenes

While there's just a handful of names that Phoronix readers are familiar with when it comes to AMD's open-source Linux driver developers and those from AMD who communicate with the community in our forums, it turns out there are many more developers at AMD becoming involved as part of their new AMDGPU driver stack.

6 October 2015 - 30+ Developers - 31 Comments
AMD Dismisses Another 5% Of Its Workforce

AMD hasn't gotten lucky financially speaking in quite a while and their latest measure to fend off further losses is by getting rid of another 5% of its staff, or about 500 people based on their current head count of just under 10,000 employees left.

2 October 2015 - 500 People Lose Their Jobs - 70 Comments
Some Linux Game Developers Don't Even Have Contacts At AMD

It's sad right now that we're going through a time where many new Linux game releases only work with NVIDIA graphics and flat out fail with AMD's Catalyst driver. While AMD is known to deliver game fixes several months late, making matters worse, it seems some game developers don't even know who to contact at AMD about Linux driver issues.

29 September 2015 - AMD Linux Gaming? - 104 Comments
Jim Keller Leaves AMD, Again

While AMD's forthcoming Zen CPU architecture has high hopes and was made more exciting when Jim Keller joined back AMD to work on its design, this successful CPU designer has left AMD once more.

18 September 2015 - Jim Keller CPU Designer - 42 Comments
AMD's Open-Source Support Might Be Caught Up For Next-Gen GPUs

If you haven't read this morning's article about Running The AMD Radeon R9 Fury With AMD's New Open-Source Linux Driver, you should go do so, but the short version is that there's still much work left before the R9 Fury "Fiji" GPUs will be a worthwhile investment by Linux users.

30 August 2015 - AMD Open-Source - 21 Comments
AMD Appears To Be Spinning Another Oland-Based GPU

AMD's Rx 300 series line-up is largely a re-brand (with greater vRAM) of older GCN graphics cards, except for the high-end Fiji GPUs. While there's already some low-end parts in the R5/R7 300 series, it seems another one may be coming.

10 August 2015 - GCN 1.0 - 34 Comments
AMD Catalyst 15.7 Linux Benchmarks: R9 290 Hawaii & R9 285 Tonga

I'm in the midst of a new large open-source and (separately) closed-source NVIDIA/AMD Linux graphics card comparison on the latest drivers as part of an upcoming Radeon R7 370 Linux review and to be followed by R9 Fury Linux benchmarks. However, for those interested in the Catalyst 15.7 benchmarks on Linux, I ran some quick tests with a Radeon R9 285 and R9 290.

9 July 2015 - Catalyst 15.7 Benchmarks - 63 Comments

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