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Other Linux Things I Learned From AMD At GDC 2014

The two most interesting things I learned from AMD at the Game Developer's Conference last week were already covered on Phoronix: they're looking at a new Linux driver strategy with an open kernel driver for Catalyst and they are still evaluating the feasibility of Mantle on Linux, but there were also some other random things I learned from various AMD employees.

23 March 2014 - GDC - 54 Comments
AMD Radeon Northern Islands: EXA vs. GLAMOR

Next week I will have out some interesting 2D benchmarks between Intel, Radeon, and Nouveau on the latest open-source drivers... Those results are very interesting but for some other interesting data to get out prior to the weekend is a EXA vs. GLAMOR 2D acceleration comparison for a Radeon HD 6870 graphics processor using the Linux 3.14 kernel and Mesa 10.2-devel.

14 March 2014 - 2D Benchmarks - 13 Comments
Radeon Gallium3D Tiling Turned Back On For "CIK" GPUs

AMD disabled tiling support by default recently for their newer GCN-based graphics cards on the open-source AMD Linux driver. Fortunately, that performance-boosting feature has been turned back on now for the latest Radeon graphics cards under the assumption you are running Mesa 10.1.

11 March 2014 - Gallium3D Tiling - Add A Comment
More Radeon DRM Improvements Queued For Linux 3.15

We've already seen some Radeon DRM graphics driver code queued up for merging into the Linux 3.15 kernel in a few weeks time. Arriving this morning were another batch of exciting Radeon changes that will target the Linux 3.15 merge window.

4 March 2014 - Linux 3.15 - Add A Comment
AMD Ends Up Releasing Catalyst 14.2 Beta For Linux

In a follow-up to this morning's article about AMD Press Talks Up Major Open-Source Linux Driver Features, AMD Global Communications said there would be no Catalyst 14.2 Beta for Linux, but a new driver was in fact released today.

25 February 2014 - Catalyst - 8 Comments
AMD Press Talks Up Major Open-Source Linux Driver Features

Good news: AMD's press / global communications team is finally talking up their open-source Linux graphics driver features. Bad news: they appear to still need lots of training over their own Linux graphics drivers. Or is there some Linux driver shake-up happening? Here's some of what they are promoting right now with the AMD Linux graphics driver.

25 February 2014 - Open-Source - 42 Comments
Recapping The AMD Kaveri Linux Experience

Since last month's debut of the AMD Kaveri APUs there have been many Phoronix articles delivering Linux test results of the A10-7850K high-end APU. For those that unfortunately don't read Phoronix on a daily basis, here's a recap of some of our findings to date.

9 February 2014 - Kaveri - 15 Comments
AMD "Bdver3" Steamroller GCC Testing With Kaveri

Following the GCC 4.9 Kaveri benchmarks and Clang 3.4 benchmarks with Kaveri, here's some other benchmarks from GCC looking at the impact of "-march=bdver3" and other CPU tuning flags from the AMD A10-7850K APU on Ubuntu Linux.

3 February 2014 - Steamroller - Add A Comment
R600g Geometry Shaders Come For R600/R700

Yesterday I wrote about Geometry Shaders support proposed for the R600 Gallium3D driver, a major OpenGL 3.2 feature and is needed for getting the R600g driver up to par with RadeonSI and the other Mesa/Gallium3D drivers either at or nearing OpenGL 3.3 compliance. Some Phoronix readers expressed outrage that this initial GS support was limited to the Radeon HD 5000 series and newer, but now there's an early patch to provide geometry shaders to older AMD hardware.

31 January 2014 - OpenGL GS - 64 Comments
Open-Source AMD UVD Now Works For RadeonSI

The open-source AMD Radeon Linux graphics driver should now properly handle using the Unified Video Decoder (UVD) with RadeonSI (HD 7000 series and newer hardware) if using the very latest code.

30 January 2014 - RadeonSI UVD - 24 Comments
AMD's Mantle Launches, But No Linux Love Yet

AMD launched their new Windows graphics driver today that supports their new Mantle API as an alternative for game developers to Direct3D or OpenGL. However, there's still no indications of foreseeable Linux support.

30 January 2014 - AMD Mantle - 95 Comments
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

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