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AMD Wants Mantle On Linux, OS X, Mobile Devices

As part of the recent Radeon Rx 200 series and Hawaii GPU launch, AMD also unveiled Mantle as a new graphics rendering API to compete with OpenGL and Direct3D. AMD claims Mantle is easier, faster, and all-around better than OpenGL for game engines and other purposes. This week AMD has renewed their push that they want to see Mantle on Linux and other platforms.
13 November 2013 - AMD Mantle - 54 Comments

AMD Hawaii Code Published For X.Org DDX, Mesa

Just a few days after AMD published open-source Radeon kernel driver code for Hawaii, their latest-generation graphics processors, the user-space support has landed for the Mesa DRM library (libdrm), the xf86-video-ati X.Org DDX driver, recognition in the AMD LLVM GPU back-end, and the Mesa RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
13 November 2013 - AMD Hawaii - 2 Comments

AMD Publishes Bdver4 (Excavator) GCC Compiler Patch

While we're waiting until January for AMD to put out their Kaveri APUs that are built on their Steamroller architecture, third-generation Bulldozer, there's already GCC compiler optimizations landing for the fourth-generation Bulldozer architecture. Bdver4 Excavator APUs will succeed the bdver3 APU/CPUs in 2015.
13 November 2013 - Bdver4 - 2 Comments

AMD Radeon R9 290 Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux

Last week AMD released the Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" graphics card. The R9 290 is a cut-down R9 290X and sells for just $399 USD. Here are the first Linux benchmarks of the AMD R9 290 using Ubuntu 13.10!
13 November 2013 - Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" - 9 Comments

AMD Publishes Cryptographic Coprocessor Linux Code

AMD has just published a new set of Linux kernel patches, revealing Linux support for a Cryptographic Coprocessor (AMD CCP).
12 November 2013 - AMD Cryptographic Coprocessor - 10 Comments

AMD Lands Open-Source "Hawaii" GPU Driver Code

The Linux 3.13 kernel that is just entering mainline development stages already has Radeon DPM and HDMI audio by default. However, now there's another Radeon DRM-Next pull and it provides support for the brand new AMD R9 290 "Hawaii" GPUs!
10 November 2013 - Radeon DRM - 6 Comments

9-Card AMD Radeon Team Fortress 2 Linux Benchmarks

On Friday I shared some updated 9-card NVIDIA GeForce Linux benchmarks of Valve's Team Fortress 2. Now for some Sunday viewing are Team Fortress 2 benchmarks from nine AMD Radeon graphics cards.
10 November 2013 - Team Fortress 2 - 25 Comments

3-Way RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Benchmarks

The latest RadeonSI Gallium3D open-source driver benchmarks I have to share are OpenGL performance tests comparing three different Radeon HD 7000 and Radeon Rx 200 series graphics cards between the open-source Mesa 10.0 driver and Catalyst 13.11.
5 November 2013 - Benchmarks! - 7 Comments

AMD Radeon R9 290 Released At $399 Price Point

Just a few weeks after releasing the AMD Radeon R9 290X ultra high-end Hawaii graphics card, AMD today unveiled the R9 290. The R9 290 is one step below the 290X but will only set you back $399 USD.
5 November 2013 - R9 290X - 12 Comments

Linux 3.13 To Enable Radeon DPM, HDMI Audio

AMD has made known the changes they have lined up for the Linux 3.13 kernel merge window. Among the work includes finally enabling Radeon Dynamic Power Management (DPM) for some graphics processors and also restoring HDMI audio support to be enabled by default.
2 November 2013 - Linux 3.13 AMD Radeon - 17 Comments

AMD Driver To Enabling RadeonSI Tiling By Default

With a proposed change to the xf86-video-ati X.Org DDX driver, tiling support will be enabled by default for Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" hardware by default in order to boost performance.
1 November 2013 - xf86-video-ati - 5 Comments

Sea Islands Improvements Come To AMD GPU LLVM Back-End

For those with AMD Radeon HD 8000 "Sea Islands" graphics processors, the AMD GPU back-end inside LLVM now contains better support for this hardware.
29 October 2013 - Sea Islands - 6 Comments

New Catalyst 13.11 Beta Supports The R9 290X

AMD released the latest Linux beta today for the Catalyst 13.11 proprietary graphics driver.
25 October 2013 - Catalyst 13.11 - 31 Comments

More AMD Radeon R9 270X LInux OpenGL Benchmarks

Since publishing my AMD Radeon R9 270X Linux review earlier in the week I have still been uploading more AMD Linux OpenGL performance results from this "Curacao XT" graphics card.
24 October 2013 - AMD Radeon R9 290X - 3 Comments

Does The AMD Radeon R9 290X Work On Linux?

AMD today has officially launched the Radeon R9 290X "Hawaii" graphics card that currently serves as their top of the line Rx 200 series GPU.
24 October 2013 - Radeon R9 290X - 20 Comments

AMD Releases New 3D/Compute GPU Documentation

AMD published this month new programming guides and register documentations for the 3D/Compute engines on their Evergreen, Northern Islands, Southern Islands, and Sea Islands graphics processors.
24 October 2013 - AMD Docs - 10 Comments

Sea Islands Gets AMD R600 LLVM Compute Support

Tom Stellard of AMD has published a new post enabling the R600/SI LLVM GPU back-end to handle Radeon HD 8000 "Sea Islands" GPGPU/Compute support.
23 October 2013 - Sea Islands - 28 Comments

Initial AMD Radeon R9 270X Linux Benchmarks

I mentioned that Radeon R9 270X Linux benchmarks would be coming and now I have the first Ubuntu Linux results to post of the AMD Radeon R9 270X with the Catalyst driver.
18 October 2013 - Radeon R9 270X - 10 Comments

AMD Catalyst Beats NVIDIA To Linux 3.12 Support

The AMD Catalyst (fglrx) graphics driver is generally notorious in having belated support for new Linux kernel and X.Org Server releases while NVIDIA is usually very quick in supporting development kernels / xorg-servers. This time around for the Linux 3.12 kernel, the mainline Catalyst beta already supports the yet-to-be-out kernel while NVIDIA does not have this compatibility.
16 October 2013 - AMD Catalyst - 49 Comments

AMD Linux 3.12 Tests With The Performance Governor

Complementing the article earlier today why Radeon graphics are faster on Linux 3.12, here's some benchmarks now showing the open-source Radeon results when using the CPUfreq performance governor on Linux 3.12 with the Core i7 4770K Haswell.
15 October 2013 - Linux 3.12 - 15 Comments

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