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AMD's Radeon R9 285 On Linux Offers Good OpenCL Performance

In complementing this week's Linux review of the AMD Radeon R9 285 and follow-up articles with some extra GPU scaling tests and Catalyst AI Linux benchmarks, here's some more OpenCL R9 285 "Tonga" performance numbers under Ubuntu compared to what was shared in the original Linux review.

17 October 2014 - OpenCL TONGA - Add A Comment
Clover Native Object Code Lands In Mesa

AMD's patches to add support to compiling to native object code for the "Clover" OpenCL state tracker in Mesa's Gallium3D and for the Radeon Gallium3D driver to take advantage of this functionality, has landed.

17 October 2014 - Native Objects - 1 Comment
AMD Radeon R9 285 Linux GPU Scaling Performance

For those wondering about the maximum resolution they can run given OpenGL workloads at with the AMD Radeon R9 285 "Tonga", a new ~$250 USD graphics card, here's some Linux GPU scaling benchmarks with the Catalyst driver.

16 October 2014 - R9 285 Tonga - 23 Comments
AMD's New Open-Source "AMDGPU" Linux Driver Supports The R9 285 Tonga

Last week we wrote about AMD's new unified open-source / Catalyst Linux graphics driver strategy and now today we know a bit more information... The AMDGPU kernel driver isn't starting off with the Radeon Rx 300 series but rather the already out Radeon R9 285 "Tonga" graphics card will be the first GPU to use the new driver.

13 October 2014 - Tonga - Add A Comment
Understanding More Of AMD's Open-Source HSA Plans

On Monday I wrote about AMD adding native object code support to their Radeon Gallium3D drivers and Clover. Besides being a huge performance win for OpenCL kernel compile times, this work is also instrumental as part of AMD's open-source HSA Linux plans.

8 October 2014 - HSA - 25 Comments
AMD's Catalyst Working On A GLSL Shader Cache

There's a lot of work going on right now to the AMD Catalyst Linux graphics driver. We've written about new features coming to an upcoming Catalyst Linux driver but silently being pushed into the latest round of release is a GLSL shader disk cache.

30 September 2014 - GLCache - 16 Comments
AMD Is Still Moving Towards A Unified Open-Source Driver

Earlier this year I delivered the exclusive news how AMD was looking at a new Linux driver strategy for Catalyst that involved leveraging the open-source Radeon DRM kernel driver. The strategy at the time effectively meant just making Catalyst a user-space blob and riding off the open-source Radeon kernel driver to share more common code and hopefully lead to a better experience. It looks like this driver strategy is moving forward.

27 September 2014 - Open-Source - 43 Comments
Marek Lands Radeon Gallium3D HyperZ Improvements

Well known open-source Radeon driver developer Marek Olšák has landed a number of commits today inside mainline Mesa Git for improving the state of HyperZ for AMD hardware, a feature that remains disabled by default for the open-source Radeon Linux driver due to stability and artifact issues.

1 September 2014 - HyperZ - 14 Comments
Ubuntu 14.10's Lack Of X.Org Server 1.16 Gets Blamed On AMD

Yesterday I wrote about Ubuntu 14.10 not yet having X.Org Server 1.16 even though the first beta was issued this week and there's been a testing package repository for more than one month. This lack of X.Org Server 1.16 thus far is apparently due to AMD with not yet having a supportive Catalyst driver.

31 August 2014 - xorg-server 1.16 - 40 Comments

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