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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

AMD APUs Don't Appear Affected By Linux 3.12 Change

Earlier today in The AMD Radeon Performance Is Incredible On Linux 3.12, ten different AMD Radeon graphics cards were tested to complement the original Linux 3.12 Brings Big AMD Radeon Improvements article from Saturday. In changing things up from looking at the discrete AMD GPU performance, here are some benchmarks of an AMD Fusion E-350 APU with the Linux 3.11 and 3.12 kernels.
14 October 2013 - AMD APUs - 28 Comments

Catalyst 13.11 Beta Brings New GPU Support To Linux

AMD released their first beta of the Catalyst 13.11 Linux graphics driver today. Details are scarce as to the changes in this new Catalyst Linux Beta, but it brings support for AMD's just-released hardware.
8 October 2013 - AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta 1 - 14 Comments

AMD Intentionally Crippled Their HDMI Adapters

For some AMD Radeon graphics cards when using the Catalyst driver, the HDMI audio support isn't enabled unless using the simple DVI to HDMI adapter included with the graphics card itself... If you use another DVI-to-HDMI adapter, it won't work with Catalyst. AMD intentionally implemented checks within their closed-source driver to prevent other adapters from being used, even though they will work just fine.
8 October 2013 - AMD Hardware Woes - 52 Comments

Radeon Audio Will Hopefully Be Great In Linux 3.13

While there's still quite a number of weeks to go until seeing the Linux 3.13 kernel enter the development spotlight, the open-source Radeon HDMI audio support will hopefully be in great shape for those that have wanted features like HD audio pass-through for DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD.
4 October 2013 - Radeon HDMI Audio - 2 Comments

GLAMOR'ized Radeon Driver Shows Hope Over EXA

While Intel has their highly-tuned "SNA" acceleration architecture for delivering maximum 2D performance, it turns out the OpenGL-based GLAMOR acceleration architecture for the open-source Radeon driver may be better than the xf86-video-ati driver's own EXA implementation.
3 October 2013 - 2D Acceleration - 45 Comments

AMD Posts A Horde Of New 3D GPU Documentation

While AMD has published open-source Radeon GPU driver code for modern graphics processors up through the latest Sea Islands parts, they have fallen behind on publishing 3D GPU programming specifications and programming guides for the more modern hardware. Fortunately, they have now caught up.
1 October 2013 - AMD GPU Docs - 26 Comments

AMD Publishes New HDA GPU Documentation

A few weeks ago AMD began releasing technical documentation on the HDA audio portion of their Radeon GPUs. Yesterday AMD published the second version of their HDA programming documentation.
1 October 2013 - AMD Documentation - 6 Comments

AMD Puts Catalyst 13.10 GPU Driver Into Beta State

Just before the end of the month, AMD released the Catalyst 13.10 Beta Linux graphics driver.
30 September 2013 - AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta - 62 Comments

Radeon Driver Now Supports X-Video GLAMOR

Earlier this week I wrote about X-Video support coming to GLAMOR and now it's been implemented by the xf86-video-ati Radeon driver.
29 September 2013 - Radeon DDX Support - 5 Comments

AMD's Mantle Graphics API For Linux?

This week at AMD's Hawaii event where they announced their new high-end graphics processors, they also announced Mantle. AMD's Mantle is a new graphics API that looks to take on OpenGL and Microsoft's Direct3D as a new high-performance graphics rendering API.
27 September 2013 - AMD Mantle - 51 Comments

AMD Radeon FreeBSD Support Continues Advancing

AMD Radeon KMS support landed into FreeBSD 10 last month, but the developer -- who has been working on this code in part by financing from the FreeBSD Foundation -- is continuing to make improvements to the open-source AMD graphics code ported to FreeBSD from Linux.
27 September 2013 - AMD Radeon KMS - 3 Comments

Gallium3D OpenCL Is Starting To Show Progress

Tom Stellard of AMD shared a status update on the current support level and capabilities of the open-source OpenCL implementation by Gallium3D's Clover state tracker and the open-source AMD Radeon Linux graphics driver.
26 September 2013 - Gallium3D Clover - 5 Comments

AMD Announces The Radeon R9 290X

AMD announced today the Radeon R9 290X graphics card as their new ultra high-end product.
25 September 2013 - Radeon R9 290X - 82 Comments

AMD Publishes HDA Audio GPU Documentation

AMD has finally published NDA-free public programming documentation concerning the HDA audio support on Radeon GPUs.
21 September 2013 - HDA Docs - 26 Comments

PowerXpress Runtime Power Management Added

Open-source developers are adding run-time power management support to the open-source Radeon DRM graphics driver for supporting ATI/AMD PowerXpress laptops.
20 September 2013 - Runtime PM - 11 Comments

AMD Catalyst 13.9 Linux Graphics Driver Released

AMD has officially released Catalyst 13.9 for Linux today.
18 September 2013 - Final Release - 17 Comments

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