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In verifying and complementing the major R600/RadeonSI performance regressions noted earlier today for a wide-range of AMD Radeon hardware, here's some more tests that were done this weekend on a different system that also finds the newer code to be running slower than Linux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1
2 March 2014 - Regression - 9 Comments
While Fedora 20 is looking to land GNOME 3.12 as a stable release upgrade, the developers normally shipping a bleeding-edge Linux graphics stack haven't sent down any stable release updates for the much-improved Mesa 10 drivers. Fortunately, there's some unofficial choices.
2 March 2014 - Mesa 10 - 8 Comments
The third and expected final release candidate of the Mesa 10.1 open-source 3D graphics stack is now available.
1 March 2014 - Mesa 10.1
GLX_MESA_query_renderer is the extension devised by Mesa developers for universally exposing details of the system's OpenGL driver, GPU, and system information in order to assist game developers, among other OpenGL developers. Patches have finally emerged for supporting GLX_MESA_query_renderer by all Mesa and Gallium3D graphics drivers.
28 February 2014 - GLX_MESA_query_renderer - 5 Comments
Ian Romanick of Intel has decided to delay the release of Mesa 10.1 due to outstanding patches that have yet to be merged and fully tested.
27 February 2014 - Mesa 10.1
The OpenGL NV_non_square_matrices extension for Mesa has now surfaced in the form of six patches on the developers' mailing list by a new developer looking to get involved with this open-source 3D library and driver project.
26 February 2014 - GL_NV_non_square_matrices - 1 Comment
I must say I am rather impressed with both Unigine Heaven and Unigine Valley finally running well -- and with decent speed -- when using the open-source Radeon Gallium3D driver in the soon-to-be-out Mesa 10.1.
26 February 2014 - Mesa 10.1 - 22 Comments
The latest work by Marek Olšák of AMD is implementing ARB_buffer_storage support within the R300, R600, and RadeonSI open-source AMD Linux graphics drivers.
25 February 2014 - GL_ARB_buffer_storage - 29 Comments
Several months after core Mesa and Intel's DRI driver received support for the ARB_texture_gather extension, Gallium3D drivers now have support for this OpenGL 4.0 extension.
25 February 2014 - ARB_texture_gather
The second and last planned release candidate to the major Mesa 10.1 graphics stack release is now available.
21 February 2014 - Mesa 10.1 RC2 - 8 Comments
After the latest round of improvements, support for Intel's next-generation Broadwell processors with their more advanced HD Graphics is now enabled by default within Intel's Mesa 3D driver.
21 February 2014 - Broadwell
Just this morning I was writing about the performance enhancing HiZ feature coming to Broadwell within Intel's Mesa driver, plus other improvements. Prior to calling it a day, more Intel Broadwell enablement changes have landed inside this open-source 3D driver.
19 February 2014 - Broadwell - 3 Comments
A few months back upstream Mesa developers began assembling a list of easy projects to get started in Mesa 3D driver development. New open-source developers were quick to start working on these easy projects and now the list has been updated with some more easy action items if you want to venture into the world of open-source GPU driver development.
16 February 2014 - Newbie Projects - 1 Comment
Hitting mainline Mesa this morning are improvements to the VDPAU state tracker.
14 February 2014 - VDPAU - 7 Comments
Rob Clark has sent out a set of patches enabling the XA state tracker for the Freedreno Gallium3D graphics driver.
9 February 2014 - Freedreno - 8 Comments
Mesa 10.1 should be released by the end of February if all goes according to plan. Here's a look at some of the most interesting features to be found in this next major release that provides the open-source 3D graphics drivers for the Linux desktop.
8 February 2014 - Mesa 10.1 - 3 Comments
The first release candidate for the upcoming Mesa 10.1 3D graphics library and drivers is now available.
7 February 2014 - Mesa 10.1
A new GLSL intermediate representation (IR) approach has been proposed for Mesa in replacing its existing tree-based representation for shaders.
7 February 2014 - Flatland - 1 Comment
The OpenMAX state tracker has appeared within Gallium3D in Mesa for another means of exposing MPEG2 and H.264 acceleration on the GPU.
6 February 2014 - OpenMAX - 62 Comments
Talked about on Phoronix a few days ago was a new Gallium3D shader compiler for the Freedreno driver in its support of the Adreno A3xx hardware. Here's more information on this new GL shader compiler and the performance wins and benefits it provides.
6 February 2014 - Freedreno A3xx
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