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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

AMD Will Post A New Catalyst Linux Driver Today

For those Linux users that may have their hands on AMD Kaveri APUs early or are just looking for a new Catalyst Linux driver in hopes of new bug-fixes, AMD will release today their "AMD 4th Generation APU launch driver" to the public.
14 January 2014 - AMD Catalyst Linux - 15 Comments

A Backdoor In AMD's Catalyst OpenCL Library?

There's a chance there might be a concealed backdoor within AMD's Catalyst driver, in particular within their closed-source graphics driver's OpenCL library.
13 January 2014 - Possible Backdoor - 58 Comments

Radeon VRAM Optimizations Coming, But Help Is Needed

Got a workload that runs badly on the r600g Radeon Gallium3D driver? You can help fix it! Optimizations are coming to the open-source Radeon Linux driver for video memory usage.
11 January 2014 - Radeon VRAM - 129 Comments

AMD RadeonSI Driver 2D Performance Is Getting Better

The latest Phoronix article covering AMD's latest graphics processors on Linux was earlier this article in pointing out the Radeon R9 270 is far from perfect. One of the big problems with any Radeon HD 7000 series or newer GPU is the poor 2D acceleration performance with the open-source Linux driver, but performance improvements are coming.
10 January 2014 - RadeonSI Performance - 20 Comments

AMD's New Catalyst Driver Is Available To All Linux Users

Yesterday saw a SteamOS Linux update that shipped a new AMD Catalyst Linux driver that reportedly worked much better for popular Steam Linux games. That driver update led Valve to officially support AMD (and Intel) graphics on SteamOS. For non-SteamOS Linux users, that new AMD driver update is available for other distributions.
9 January 2014 - AMD Catalyst - 33 Comments

AMD's Radeon R9 270 Is Far From Perfect On Linux

A Red Hat employee working on Fedora QA has shared his experience using an AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card under Fedora with both the open-source RadeonSI driver and the closed-source Catalyst driver. For both drivers, the AMD R9 270 is "far from perfect" on Linux.
8 January 2014 - Radeon R9 270 - 23 Comments

AMD "Kaveri" APU Linux Review, Benchmarks Next Week

News on AMD's "Kaveri" APU is trickling out this week from CES, besides the facts that have long been known about this "Richland" APU successor. The launch date is officially next week and there will be Linux/open-source performance testing and results to follow.
7 January 2014 - AMD Kaveri APU - 34 Comments

AMD Gizmosphere Support Comes To Coreboot

There's now mainline Coreboot support for the Gizmo AMD APU development board.
3 January 2014 - AMD Gizmosphere - 12 Comments

The Big RadeonSI Performance Patch To Land In Linux 3.13

Just before Christmas was a patch by Marek Olšák that provided much better RadeonSI performance. That patch will now be merged into the Linux 3.13 kernel to be released later this month.
1 January 2014 - RadeonSI Fix - 24 Comments

RadeonSI Performance Patch Sharply Improves Frame-Rates

A new patch by Marek Olšák can boost the performance of modern AMD Radeon HD 7000+ series graphics cards on the open-source "RadeonSI" driver by multiple times.
23 December 2013 - AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D - 40 Comments

Radeon DPM Is Now Working Well For New AMD GPUs

Alex Deucher has improved the Radeon Dynamic Power Management (DPM) open-source driver support so it now works more reliably on newer AMD GPUs.
20 December 2013 - DPM Rework - 25 Comments

AMD Catalyst 13.12 GPU Driver For Linux Released

Nearly one month after the last Catalyst 13.11 beta release, the Catalyst 13.12 Linux driver has finally surfaced. For ending out the year we have this last major AMD Catalyst Linux update with no new features but there are many bug-fixes.
19 December 2013 - Catalyst 13.12 Linux - 81 Comments

RadeonSI HyperZ Support Patches Made Available

As shown in our recent open-source GPU driver comparison, the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver still has a long ways to mature to be more competitive against the R600g driver and the Catalyst binary driver. Fortunately, one of the major 3D performance-boosting features (HyperZ) appeared on Tuesday in mailing list patch form.
4 December 2013 - RadeonSI HyperZ - 12 Comments

Mesa DRM Library Update Fixes Critical RadeonSI Bug

The Mesa DRM library (libdrm) was updated to version 2.4.50 today in order to address a critical bug affecting the RadeonSI driver for Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs and newer.
3 December 2013 - libdrm 2.4.50

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