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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 - 32 Comments
AMD "Kaveri" APU Linux Review, Benchmarks Next Week

News on AMD's "Kaveri" APU is trickling out this week from CES, besides the facts that have long been known about this "Richland" APU successor. The launch date is officially next week and there will be Linux/open-source performance testing and results to follow.

7 January 2014 - AMD Kaveri APU - Add A Comment
AMD Catalyst 13.12 GPU Driver For Linux Released

Nearly one month after the last Catalyst 13.11 beta release, the Catalyst 13.12 Linux driver has finally surfaced. For ending out the year we have this last major AMD Catalyst Linux update with no new features but there are many bug-fixes.

19 December 2013 - Catalyst 13.12 Linux - 81 Comments
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 - 53 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 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 - Add A Comment
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
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
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'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
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
Linux 3.12 To Support AMD "Berlin" HSA APU

The Linux 3.11 kernel hasn't even been released yet but the Radeon DRM driver changes for the Linux 3.12 kernel are already lined up and waiting to be pulled into the drm-next tree.

30 August 2013 - Linux 3.12 Radeon - Add A Comment

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