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Radeon DRM Gets A Few More Fixes For Linux 3.14

Another pull request was already submitted of AMD Radeon DRM graphics driver changes queued up for the Linux 3.14 kernel merge window with the DRM pull.
29 January 2014 - Second Pull Request

OpenGL 3.3 Support Lands For RadeonSI Gallium3D

A few days ago we talked about OpenGL 3.3 support coming to the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver in the form of mailing list patches, but as of a few hours ago the work has been mainlined inside Mesa. The next Mesa release will feature OpenGL 3.3 RadeonSI support!
29 January 2014 - RadeonSI OpenGL 3.3 - 22 Comments

Open-Source Radeon UVD1 Code Is Pending Review

One of several wonderful milestones for the open-source Radeon driver in 2013 was AMD open-sourcing the UVD video acceleration code to provide video hardware decoding for modern formats with their open-source Linux GPU driver. That code though didn't support the original UVD engine but now new code is pending review for public release that provides that early hardware support.
29 January 2014 - Radeon UVD1 - 36 Comments

AMD Announces Its First 64-bit ARM Server CPU

At Facebook's Open Compute Summit the folks at AMD have announced their first 64-bit ARM-based server CPU. AMD will soon begin sampling of this AMD Opteron A1100 series processor and evaluation board.
28 January 2014 - AMD Seattle - 41 Comments

AMD & Others No Longer Seems To Enjoy Open64

AMD's Open64 compiler hasn't seen a release in nearly one year while for the upstream Open64 project it's been over two years since the last upstream release.
24 January 2014 - Open64 - 2 Comments

xf86-video-ati 7.3.0 Radeon X.Org Driver Released

Alex Deucher announced a new xf86-video-ati DDX release this morning for the Radeon X.Org driver support.
24 January 2014 - Radeon 7.3 DDX - 17 Comments

OpenGL 3.3 Support Comes To RadeonSI Gallium3D

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

Linux 3.14 Supports AMD's Cryptographic Coprocessor

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

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

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