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Marek Patches A "Mega Radeon" Driver

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 - Add A Comment
Newer AMD Radeon GPUs Have Had A Tough Time With Linux 3.15

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
RadeonSI Starts Beating Catalyst In Some Linux Tests

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 - 19 Comments
AMD Mullins Support Added To Radeon Gallium3D

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 - Add A Comment
AMD Has A New Radeon DRM Performance Patch

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
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
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
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 - Add A Comment

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