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Radeon VCN Video Decode Support Lands In Mesa

AMD developers have landed their work on supporting VCN video decoding in Mesa. VCN is the new video decode engine with the upcoming Raven Ridge APUs (Zen CPU + Vega Graphics) that apparently succeeds the UVD video decoding block.

25 May 2017 - VCN Video - 25 Comments
Raven Ridge, VCN Decode Support Patches Posted For Gallium3D

Following the 117 patches adding 314k lines of code to AMDGPU for enabling the next-generation "Raven Ridge" Zen+Vega APU within the AMDGPU DRM driver, Raven support patches have emerged for the RadeonSI driver, including support for the new VCN video block.

10 May 2017 - VCN Video - 8 Comments
AMD Developers Discuss Better Switching Of Radeon/AMDGPU CIK Support

Open-source AMD developers have been discussing in recent days how to better deal with the experimental support of GCN 1.1 "Sea Islands" (and GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands") support in AMDGPU and making it easier to enable while ensuring the Radeon DRM driver with its mature GCN 1.0/1.1 support doesn't interfere.

11 April 2017 - GCN 1.0 / 1.1 Support - 33 Comments
ARB_shader_ballot Lands For RadeonSI Mesa 17.1

Nicolai Hähnle has been busy today with Mesa Git as in addition to landing ARB_sparse_buffer for RadeonSI, he's now landed ARB_shader_ballot as another useful OpenGL extension -- it can be used as part of the "AZDO" techniques.

5 April 2017 - Shader Ballot - 1 Comment
Radeon TONGA Sees Some Gains With AMDGPU DRM-Next 4.12

Over the past few days I have posted some RX 480 tests and R9 Fury OpenGL/Vulkan tests for the new AMDGPU code slated for Linux 4.12. I've also carried out some R9 285 "Tonga" tests and happy to report seeing some performance gains there too.

3 April 2017 - R9 285 - 15 Comments
AMD's Radeon R9 Fury Showing Some Gains With AMDGPU's DRM-Next 4.12

On Friday I posted some early AMDGPU benchmarks of the DRM-Next code slated for Linux 4.12 using a Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" graphics card. As some additional reference points, here are some Linux 4.10 vs. 4.11 vs. (4.12; DRM-Next) code with an R9 Fury "Fiji" graphics solution.

2 April 2017 - Linux 4.12 DRM - 12 Comments
More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published

Less than one week after AMDGPU DRM Vega support was published along with the other Vega enablement patches for the Linux driver stack, more Direct Rendering Manager patches are being shot out today.

24 March 2017 - Radeon RX Vega - 16 Comments
More Radeon Vega Work Lands For LLVM 5.0

Yesterday we saw 100 patches adding Vega support to the Radeon DRM driver as well as 140 patches adding Vega support to RadeonSI Gallium3D. The other big piece of the open-source Linux driver stack for Vega is the AMDGPU LLVM changes.

21 March 2017 - AMDGPU GFX9 LLVM - 7 Comments
SUSE Developers Publish Radeon GCN Backend Code For GCC Compiler

While the AMDGPU "GCN" compiler support in LLVM is quite mature now, the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) hasn't yet received a full-fledged GCN compiler back-end for AMD GPUs. SUSE developers have been working on that for AMD and today they have published their code branch. This GCN back-end for GCC is primarily focused on compute capabilities rather than compiling graphics shaders.

16 March 2017 - GCN For GCC - 6 Comments
xf86-video-ati 7.9 / xf86-video-amdgpu 1.3 DDX Driver Updates

Michel Dänzer of AMD has announced new releases of their X.Org DDX drivers: xf86-video-ati 7.9 and xf86-video-amdgpu 1.3. The changes in the updates are similar while the xf86-video-amdgpu DDX is paired to work with the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver while the xf86-video-ati driver continues on for the mature Radeon DRM.

16 March 2017 - AMD DDX Updates - 11 Comments

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