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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

AMD Mainlines Its VCE OpenMAX Support In Gallium3D

AMD has mainlined its support for hardware-accelerated open-source H.264 video encoding into Mesa for recent Radeon GPUs.
13 February 2014 - AMD VCE - 11 Comments

AMD Publishes New Code For Open-Source VCE Video Encode

AMD has published a second version of their open-source Linux driver code for exposing the "VCE" video engine on modern Radeon GPUs under Linux via OpenMAX for accelerated H.264 video encoding.
11 February 2014 - OpenMAX - 9 Comments

H.264 Video Encoding Interface Added To Gallium3D

Christian König has added an H.264 encoding interface to the general video code for Gallium3D that will ultimately be leveraged by the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
11 February 2014 - Gallium3D H.264 Encoding VL - 12 Comments

Another OpenGL 4.1 Extension Comes To R600 Gallium3D

The Radeon R600 Gallium3D driver has picked up support for another OpenGL extension that's mandated by the OpenGL 4.1 specification.
11 February 2014 - GL_ARB_viewport_array - 1 Comment

Recapping The AMD Kaveri Linux Experience

Since last month's debut of the AMD Kaveri APUs there have been many Phoronix articles delivering Linux test results of the A10-7850K high-end APU. For those that unfortunately don't read Phoronix on a daily basis, here's a recap of some of our findings to date.
9 February 2014 - Kaveri - 15 Comments

AMD R600 Gallium3D Driver Lands OpenGL 3.3 In Mesa

After previously talking about the patches, as of this evening the OpenGL 3.3 support has officially arrived within Mesa for the AMD R600 Gallium3D driver with the Radeon HD 2000 series and newer GPUs.
4 February 2014 - OpenGL 3.3 - 23 Comments

AMD Open-Sources VCE Video Encode Engine Code

AMD is doing another large and important open-source graphics driver code drop this morning. This morning AMD is publishing their VCE code that allows for hardware-based video encoding.
4 February 2014 - VCE Encoding - 77 Comments

AMD "Bdver3" Steamroller GCC Testing With Kaveri

Following the GCC 4.9 Kaveri benchmarks and Clang 3.4 benchmarks with Kaveri, here's some other benchmarks from GCC looking at the impact of "-march=bdver3" and other CPU tuning flags from the AMD A10-7850K APU on Ubuntu Linux.
3 February 2014 - Steamroller - 2 Comments

AMD Releases Catalyst 14.1 Beta Linux Graphics Driver

The first major Linux Catalyst 2014 release is now available.
2 February 2014 - Catalyst 14.1 - 103 Comments

R600g Geometry Shaders Come For R600/R700

Yesterday I wrote about Geometry Shaders support proposed for the R600 Gallium3D driver, a major OpenGL 3.2 feature and is needed for getting the R600g driver up to par with RadeonSI and the other Mesa/Gallium3D drivers either at or nearing OpenGL 3.3 compliance. Some Phoronix readers expressed outrage that this initial GS support was limited to the Radeon HD 5000 series and newer, but now there's an early patch to provide geometry shaders to older AMD hardware.
31 January 2014 - OpenGL GS - 64 Comments

Open-Source AMD UVD Now Works For RadeonSI

The open-source AMD Radeon Linux graphics driver should now properly handle using the Unified Video Decoder (UVD) with RadeonSI (HD 7000 series and newer hardware) if using the very latest code.
30 January 2014 - RadeonSI UVD - 24 Comments

AMD's Mantle Launches, But No Linux Love Yet

AMD launched their new Windows graphics driver today that supports their new Mantle API as an alternative for game developers to Direct3D or OpenGL. However, there's still no indications of foreseeable Linux support.
30 January 2014 - AMD Mantle - 95 Comments

R600g AMD Evergreen Geometry Shaders Proposed

David Airlie at Red Hat has proposed OpenGL Geometry Shaders support for the R600g driver, but right now it only supports the Radeon HD 5000 "Evergreen" GPUs and newer.
30 January 2014 - R600g GS Support - 76 Comments

Radeon DRM Gets A Few More Fixes For Linux 3.14

Another pull request was already submitted of AMD Radeon DRM graphics driver changes queued up for the Linux 3.14 kernel merge window with the DRM pull.
29 January 2014 - Second Pull Request

OpenGL 3.3 Support Lands For RadeonSI Gallium3D

A few days ago we talked about OpenGL 3.3 support coming to the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver in the form of mailing list patches, but as of a few hours ago the work has been mainlined inside Mesa. The next Mesa release will feature OpenGL 3.3 RadeonSI support!
29 January 2014 - RadeonSI OpenGL 3.3 - 22 Comments

Open-Source Radeon UVD1 Code Is Pending Review

One of several wonderful milestones for the open-source Radeon driver in 2013 was AMD open-sourcing the UVD video acceleration code to provide video hardware decoding for modern formats with their open-source Linux GPU driver. That code though didn't support the original UVD engine but now new code is pending review for public release that provides that early hardware support.
29 January 2014 - Radeon UVD1 - 36 Comments

AMD Announces Its First 64-bit ARM Server CPU

At Facebook's Open Compute Summit the folks at AMD have announced their first 64-bit ARM-based server CPU. AMD will soon begin sampling of this AMD Opteron A1100 series processor and evaluation board.
28 January 2014 - AMD Seattle - 41 Comments

AMD & Others No Longer Seems To Enjoy Open64

AMD's Open64 compiler hasn't seen a release in nearly one year while for the upstream Open64 project it's been over two years since the last upstream release.
24 January 2014 - Open64 - 2 Comments

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