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AMD Catalyst 14.4 Is Now Officially Available

After yesterday's testing of the GeForce 700 vs. Radeon Rx 200 Series With The Latest Linux Drivers test results were made available, the official Catalyst 14.4 Linux graphics driver was offered up to the public.
26 April 2014 - fglrx - 22 Comments

R600 Gallium3D Lands Many OpenGL Fixes

AMD's R600 Gallium3D driver that supports the Radeon HD 2000 through HD 6000 series graphics cards received a number of bug-fixes on Thursday.
24 April 2014 - R600g - 4 Comments

AMD Catalyst 14.4 Brings Full OpenGL 4.4 Support To Linux

AMD has kicked off a new week by releasing the Catalyst 14.4 release candidate for Linux. The big items with this release include R9 295X GPU support and full support for OpenGL 4.4.
21 April 2014 - Catalyst 14.4 - 43 Comments

AMD Is Disabling DPM Support For RV770 GPUs

For the many owners of "RV770" hardware out there with the once popular Radeon HD 4850 and HD 4870 graphics cards, AMD open-source developers are now proposing the dynamic power management (re-clocking) support be disabled by default to deal with open bugs.
19 April 2014 - Bugs - 23 Comments

R600 Gallium3D Disables LLVM Back-End By Default

AMD has decided to disable the LLVM compiler back-end by default within the R600 era Gallium3D graphics driver.
16 April 2014 - R600g - 33 Comments

Trying Out Radeon R9 290 Graphics On Open-Source

One of the more commonly occurring test requests at Phoronix lately has been about testing the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver with the Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" graphics cards. Sadly, there's a reason why the R9 290 hardware isn't tested on the open driver much under Linux.
16 April 2014 - Hawaii - 7 Comments

The Results Of Optimizing Radeon's VRAM Behavior

At the beginning of the year Lauri Kasanen had issued a call for help via Phoronix for collecting Radeon video memory statistics as he was looking to optimize Radeon's vRAM handling for his university thesis. The code and thesis are now available.
15 April 2014 - Radeon - 25 Comments

AMD Athlon 5150 & Sempron 2650/3850 APUs On Linux

This week AMD announced Athlon and Sempron APUs for their new AM1 platform that's comprised of socketed Kabinis with Radeon R3 (GCN-era) graphics. I delivered a launch-day Linux review of the AMD Athlon 5350 that is the highest-end AM1 APU currently offered while arriving today were the three other AM1 APUs: the Athlon 5150 and the Sempron 3850 and Sempron 2650 APUs.
11 April 2014 - AM1 - 35 Comments

Updated AMD Microcode Fixes The R7 260X, Other "SI" GPUs

Alex Deucher sent out a set of three patches today to update the microcode used by the AMD "Southern Islands" graphics processors.
11 April 2014 - Microcode - 13 Comments

AMD Releases The Radeon R9 295X

As expected AMD unveiled the Radeon R9 295X graphics card this morning as the "world's fastest" for those with $1500 USD to spare.
8 April 2014 - Radeon R9 295X - 14 Comments

Radeon DRM Kernel Driver Gets More Changes With Linux 3.15

A Radeon pull request for drm-next changes was sent in this morning for ultimately landing with the Linux 3.15 kernel.
3 April 2014 - Radeon - 10 Comments

AMD Publishes New OpenGL 4.4 Extensions

AMD published two new OpenGL extensions today that the graphics giant has developed.
3 April 2014 - OpenGL - 6 Comments

AMD Partners With Mentor To Push Embedded Open-Source Linux

AMD and Mentor Graphics are teaming up to push open-source Linux development for embedded systems.
1 April 2014 - Mentor Graphics - 3 Comments

Other Linux Things I Learned From AMD At GDC 2014

The two most interesting things I learned from AMD at the Game Developer's Conference last week were already covered on Phoronix: they're looking at a new Linux driver strategy with an open kernel driver for Catalyst and they are still evaluating the feasibility of Mantle on Linux, but there were also some other random things I learned from various AMD employees.
23 March 2014 - GDC - 54 Comments

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

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