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A number of commits have landed within mainline Mesa today for improving the open-source Radeon driver's video encoding support via the recently exposed VCE video encoding engines and the recently introduced OpenMAX state tracker to Gallium3D.
18 June 2014 - Video Encoding
The latest official word from an AMD representative is that, yes, their Mantle API will come to Linux but they're not yet providing any time-line or firm support commitments.
18 June 2014 - Mantle - 91 Comments
In a new AMD blog post about more Mantle-supported games being on the way, Linux is mentioned.
12 June 2014 - Mantle - 68 Comments
Alex Deucher has sent in another pull request for the DRM-Next code targeting the Linux 3.16 kernel.
10 June 2014 - Radeon DRM - 9 Comments
This week at Computex Taipei, AMD is showing off a FreeSync external display in action as their alternative to NVIDIA's G-Sync.
6 June 2014 - FreeSync - 24 Comments
In continuation of the Phoronix article from a few days ago about AMD Adds Gallium3D H.264 Profile Encoding Support, that work has now landed within Mesa's Git code-base.
5 June 2014 - H.264 - 3 Comments
The next round of Radeon DRM driver improvements have been mailed in for landing in the Linux 3.16 kernel.
2 June 2014 - DRM-Next - 16 Comments
AMD's Leo Liu has published a set of four patches that improve Gallium3D's video support, particularly around H.264 encoding for Radeon GPUs.
30 May 2014 - OMX - 23 Comments
Since writing about the features of the Catalyst 14.6 Beta earlier today, the x86/x86_64 proprietary Linux driver has surfaced on a third-party web-site for those wishing to try out this latest AMD Linux graphics driver.
27 May 2014 - Catalyst 14.6 - 56 Comments
The first beta release of the Catalyst 14.6 proprietary Linux graphics driver will soon be available.
27 May 2014 - Catalyst 14.6 - 7 Comments
A new Catalyst 14.4 Linux driver revision has been posted.
23 May 2014 - The Witcher 2 - 34 Comments
AMD has launched their second-generation R-Series APUs and CPUs today that were previously known under the "Bald Eagle" codename.
20 May 2014 - Bald Eagle - 22 Comments
More than one week after writing about the broken AMD Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" open-source support, the non-Catalyst code still appears broken within the latest code.
18 May 2014 - RadeonSI - 39 Comments
In an effort to aid distribution vendors maximizing their disk space and simplify things, AMD developer Marek Olšák has posted a patch for possible take-up for a "Mega Radeon" driver.
15 May 2014 - Gallium3D - 49 Comments
Besides AMD's R9 290 "Hawaii" open-source support being broken and still not working right even after the hardware has been available to consumers for a half-year, with the Linux 3.15 kernel there's also problems right now for those with newer AMD Radeon GPUs.
13 May 2014 - CIK - 17 Comments
While the AMD Hawaii open-source is broken, at least for older "GCN" era graphics cards supported by the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver the performance is starting to match -- or even exceed -- the proprietary Catalyst Linux graphics driver.
9 May 2014 - RadeonSI Gallium3D - 20 Comments
While AMD's Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" graphics cards have been out on the market for more than a half-year, the open-source driver support still isn't working quite right when it comes to having GPU hardware acceleration.
9 May 2014 - R9 290 - 3 Comments
Just under one month ago AMD released their AM1 APUs that resurrected the Sempron and Athlon branding for these low-end APUs packing up to four "Jaguar" CPU cores with Radeon R3 Graphics.
6 May 2014 - AMD AM1 - 6 Comments
After getting the small Radeon DRM changes queued for Linux 3.15, AMD developers have gone ahead and merged their open-source AMD Mullins graphics driver support into the DRM library (libdrm), xf86-video-ati DDX, and Mesa.
2 May 2014 - Mullins
AMD has a new Radeon DRM kernel driver patch pending that is able to offer Linux gaming performance improvements by improving the video memory bandwidth performance by the open-source graphics driver.
2 May 2014 - Radeon Graphics - 7 Comments
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