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Linux Kernel Expectations For AMD Threadripper 2

If you have already pre-ordered your AMD Threadripper 2990WX processor or just planning to be an early customer of that high-end desktop processor or the Threadripper 2950X, you may be wondering about Linux requirements from these new high-end AMD CPU offerings. Here's the gist of the Linux support state of AMD Zen+ CPUs for those wanting to get ready for Threadripper 2.

9 August 2018 - Threadripper 2950X / Threadripper 2990WX - 11 Comments
A Look At The Linux vs. Windows Power Use For A Ryzen 7 + Radeon RX Vega Desktop

Recently I have been posting a number of Linux laptop battery benchmarks including how the power consumption compares to Windows 10. If you are curious how these numbers play out on the desktop side and when using AMD hardware, here are some results for your viewing pleasure with a Ryzen 7 2700X and Radeon RX Vega 64 desktop system.

25 July 2018 - Desktop Power Use - 16 Comments
AMDGPU Gets More Features For Linux 4.19 Kernel

On top of AMDGPU improvements/features already staged for Linux 4.19, the AMD folks on Thursday sent in their seemingly last set of feature updates to DRM-Next ahead of the Linux 4.19 kernel merge window.

20 July 2018 - AMDGPU DRM-Next - 21 Comments
FreeBSD Kernel Patch Posted For Addressing Ryzen Errata

A few days back I wrote about workarounds for getting FreeBSD running stable on AMD Ryzen via a script to adjust some of the CPU's MSRs based upon a recently-updated AMD revision guide. That script, which was making use of FreeBSD's cpucontrol utility for adjusting the bits, has now morphed into a kernel patch.

30 June 2018 - FreeBSD + Ryzen Kernel Patch - 9 Comments
AMD Posts KFD Support For GFX9/Vega

With the in-development Linux 4.17 kernel there is the long-awaited discrete GPU support in good shape at least for hardware like Polaris and Fiji. While the latest and greatest AMD GPUs are the Vega family, more work has been needed for AMDKFD support. Unfortunately those Vega changes didn't make it in for Linux 4.17, but those patches are now available.

10 April 2018 - AMDKFD For Vega - 8 Comments

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