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Radeon GPU Profiler 1.03 Released

AMD's GPUOpen initiative has put out a new release of their Windows and Linux supported Radeon GPU Profiler program for profiling Vulkan (and Direct3D 12) games.

18 October 2017 - GPU Profiler - 3 Comments
More AMD Zen Tuning Patches Posted For GCC

A few days back I initially wrote about a SUSE developer working on Zen tuning patches for GCC. That work has continued with more compiler patches coming for optimizing the GNU's compiler for Ryzen / Threadripper / EPYC processors.

11 October 2017 - AMD GCC Zen - 6 Comments
Clear Linux Can Run On AMD's EPYC Platform With Competitive Performance

As part of our ongoing AMD EPYC Linux benchmarking, I've been working this week on a cross-distribution GNU/Linux comparison followed by some BSD testing... Of course, I couldn't help but to see if Intel's performance-oriented Clear Linux distribution would run on the AMD EPYC server.

29 September 2017 - Intel OS + AMD CPU - 5 Comments
AMD Rebrands CrossFire As Just mGPU

While not particularly relevant to Linux gamers at this point in time, AMD is dropping their CrossFire branding in favor of just calling it their mGPU technology.

25 September 2017 - mGPU Linux? - 26 Comments
Updated AMD Zen Scheduler Model Lands For LLVM 6.0

With the soon-to-be-released LLVM 5.0 there is the initial AMD Zen scheduler model for the compiler to benefit Ryzen / EPYC processors. But now already hitting the LLVM development code for LLVM 6.0 is a revised scheduler model.

31 August 2017 - AMD Znver1 - 15 Comments
LLVMpipe & OpenSWR OpenGL Riding Off Threadripper

One of the unique test requests coming in as part of our Threadripper on Linux testing is to see how well the LLVMpipe and OpenSWR CPU-based OpenGL implementations within Mesa perform for this 16 core / 32 thread single-socket processor. Here are those results.

30 August 2017 - SWR / LLVMpipe - 20 Comments
Keeping The Ryzen Threadripper Busy With An Array Of Compiler Benchmarks

While there are an array of interesting AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Linux benchmarks in this morning's review, after hitting a 36 second Linux kernel compilation time with this 16 core / 32 thread processor, I spent this afternoon seeing what I was getting for some other compile times of popular programs.

28 August 2017 - Ryzen Threadripper 1950X - 10 Comments

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