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Hawaii Bug-Fixes Start Hitting Mainline RadeonSI Gallium3D

For those excited about the recent working Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" Gallium3D support, a number of bug-fixes were committed in recent hours to Mesa for bettering the support for those wishing to use this open-source AMD Linux driver for their ultra high-end graphics hardware.

29 July 2014 - Radeon R9 290 - 8 Comments
Open-Source AMD Hawaii Support Should Now Be Working!

After renewed pressure on open-source AMD 3D support not working, it seems they've finally managed to get the Radeon R9 290 series graphics cards working on the open-source Linux driver between some updated GPU microcode and kernel driver changes.

25 July 2014 - Hawaii - 14 Comments
AMDKFD Driver Still Evolving For Open-Source HSA On Linux

Earlier this month AMD published an open-source HSA Linux driver for exploiting the potential of their much-promoted Heterogeneous System Architecture. This driver, now known as the "AMDKFD" driver, is up to its second revision and continues being analyzed by developers on the mailing list.

21 July 2014 - AMDKFD - 3 Comments
AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver

AMD has just published a massive patch-set for the Linux kernel that finally implements a HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) in open-source. The set of 83 patches implement a Linux HSA driver for Radeon family GPUs and serves too as a sample driver for other HSA-compatible devices. This big driver in part is what well known Phoronix contributor John Bridgman has been working on at AMD.

10 July 2014 - Radeon HSA - 68 Comments
Radeon VCE, OpenMAX Improvements Land In Mesa

A number of commits have landed within mainline Mesa today for improving the open-source Radeon driver's video encoding support via the recently exposed VCE video encoding engines and the recently introduced OpenMAX state tracker to Gallium3D.

18 June 2014 - Video Encoding - Add A Comment
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

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