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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

xf86-video-ati 7.3.0 Radeon X.Org Driver Released

Alex Deucher announced a new xf86-video-ati DDX release this morning for the Radeon X.Org driver support.
24 January 2014 - Radeon 7.3 DDX - 17 Comments

OpenGL 3.3 Support Comes To RadeonSI Gallium3D

Open-source AMD fans can rejoice this morning that with a new set of Mesa and LLVM patches there is OpenGL 3.3 and GLSL 1.50 support for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
24 January 2014 - OpenGL 3.3 - 23 Comments

Linux 3.14 Supports AMD's Cryptographic Coprocessor

The AMD Cryptographic Coprocessor (CCP) is to be supported by the in-development Linux 3.14 kernel.
23 January 2014 - AMD Cryptographic Coprocessor - 10 Comments

Missing AMD "Oland" UVD GPU Support Has Been Found

If you're one of the owners of the few AMD Radeon GPUs based upon "Oland" like the HD 8570/8670 graphics cards, open-source UVD support is coming.
20 January 2014 - Open-Source UVD - 10 Comments

RadeonSI GLAMOR 2D Performance vs. Catalyst

While the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver continues making much headway as the modern open-source AMD Gallium3D Linux graphics driver along with the GLAMOR library it depends upon for 2D acceleration, the 2D performance of the Linux desktop is still quite poor compared to the proprietary Catalyst driver.
18 January 2014 - RadeonSI Testing - 28 Comments

AMD Issues Official Statement Over osTestBackdoorATI

A few days ago we ran a story entitled A Backdoor In AMD's Catalyst OpenCL Library? While it was later cleared up by a tweet from an AMD engineer, AMD has now issued an official statement.
16 January 2014 - OpenCL AMD - 9 Comments

More AMD Radeon DRM Changes For Linux 3.14

Alex Deucher has sent in another pull request for the Radeon DRM graphics driver for ultimately merging into the Linux 3.14 kernel.
16 January 2014 - Radeon DRM - 19 Comments

More AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU Linux Benchmarks

For those anxious to see more AMD A10-7850K "Kaveri" APU performance numbers under Linux besides what was shared in yesterday's AMD A10-7850K Kaveri: The Linux Introduction and AMD A10-7850K Kaveri: Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu Linux, here's some early result files available for comparison purposes.
15 January 2014 - AMD A10-7850K - 15 Comments

AMD's Updated Catalyst Linux Driver Now Available

A few hours ago I wrote that AMD would release a new Catalyst Linux driver today and now they've delivered in having same-day AMD Kaveri Linux graphics support when using their binary driver.
14 January 2014 - Kaveri Launch Driver - 8 Comments

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