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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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