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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

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

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