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    Phoronix: My Favorite Features/Changes Of The Linux 4.5 Kernel

    With Linux 4.5 looking like it will release next weekend, here's a look at my favorite features/changes of Linux 4.5..

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...rite-Linux-4.5

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    its said "PowerPlay support is critical for allowing newer GCN 1.2+" why 1.2? it also support 1.1 soo why it always said for gcn 1.2+ ? what i'm missing?

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    • #3
      you don't use amdgpu w/ 1.1 by default. And you have reclocking w/ radeon. So to say it's "critical for GCN 1.2 [...]" is perfectly right, imho

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      • #4
        So... one of your favourite features is work-in-progress support for a CPU that won't be released for another half a year or so. Weirdo.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bug77 View Post
          So... one of your favourite features is work-in-progress support for a CPU that won't be released for another half a year or so. Weirdo.
          Yes, rather than having to wait a half-year until the WIP support comes... So should be stable by then.
          Michael Larabel
          https://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by nir2142 View Post
            its said "PowerPlay support is critical for allowing newer GCN 1.2+" why 1.2? it also support 1.1 soo why it always said for gcn 1.2+ ? what i'm missing?
            Originally posted by juno View Post
            you don't use amdgpu w/ 1.1 by default. And you have reclocking w/ radeon. So to say it's "critical for GCN 1.2 [...]" is perfectly right, imho
            Indeed.
            Michael Larabel
            https://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              Powerplay for VI dGPUs is enabled by default in 4.5.

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              • #8
                More information on KernelNewbies.
                Summary of the changes and new features merged in the Linux kernel during the 4.5 development cycle

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Michael View Post

                  Yes, rather than having to wait a half-year until the WIP support comes... So should be stable by then.
                  For that, it's enough for intel to simply push everything before the planned release.
                  Yes, I know, commit early, commit often. But it's still nothing to rave about. Because when was the last time intel released a CPU w/o proper Linux support? I can't even remember.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bug77 View Post

                    For that, it's enough for intel to simply push everything before the planned release.
                    Yes, I know, commit early, commit often. But it's still nothing to rave about. Because when was the last time intel released a CPU w/o proper Linux support? I can't even remember.
                    Uuuuh... Skylake? Since distributions are slow to pick up upstream kernel releases it makes sense to get in the kernel earlier.

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