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AMDGPU Linux Driver Seeing A Lot Of Power Saving Optimization Work

In addition to squaring away the Radeon RX 6000 series RDNA 2 support and promoting the Arcturus support for the new GPU found within the AMD MI100 accelerator, this month AMD open-source Linux driver developers have been devoting a fair amount of work towards power optimizations.

21 November 2020 - AMDGPU Power Optimize - 33 Comments
AMDVLK 2020.Q4.4 Released

AMDVLK 2020.Q4.4 is out this morning as the newest source snapshot of this official open-source AMD Radeon Vulkan driver.

17 November 2020 - AMDVLK 2020.Q4.4 - 2 Comments
AMDVLK 2020.Q4.3 Vulkan Driver Released

It was just a few days ago that AMD engineers released AMDVLK 2020.Q4.2 as their newest open-source Radeon Vulkan driver snapshot while that has already been succeeded by version 2020.Q4.3.

5 November 2020 - AMDVLK 2020.Q4.3 - Add A Comment
AMD Adds Secure Video Playback To Their Open-Source Linux Driver

In addition to Mesa 20.3 seeing RadeonSI support for EGL protected surfaces backed by the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver with Trusted Memory Zone support, AMD's graphics driver developers have now added support for secure/protected video acceleration playback to their Mesa driver code.

4 November 2020 - Secure VA-API - 63 Comments
AOMP 11.11 Released For LLVM Clang OpenMP Offloading To Radeon GPUs

This week brought the release of AMD's ROCm 3.9 as their open-source compute stack for Radeon GPUs. With ROCm 3.9 the AOMP work for LLVM/Clang-based compiler with OpenMP offload capabilities to Radeon GPUs was integrated. AOMP though is still advancing independently of the ROCm releases with Friday night marking the release of AOMP 11.11.

31 October 2020 - AOMP 11.11 - 9 Comments
AMD Navi "Blockchain" Card Support Being Added To Linux 5.10

Last week we were first to report on a PCI ID being added for a Navi 1 "Blockchain" graphics card without display outputs and seemingly focused on cryptocurrency mining. This card wasn't talked about at yesterday's Radeon RX 6000 series launch but that support is now on the way to the Linux 5.10 kernel.

29 October 2020 - Blockchain SKU - 34 Comments
AMD Delivers Many Fixes For Polaris GPUs On Linux - Finally Enables ZeroRPM Fan Mode

It seems AMD's Linux graphics driver team is firing with precision on all cylinders these days. Not only have they been working on timely support for the Radeon RX 6000 "RDNA 2" / "Big Navi" Linux driver support ahead of the official launch and have the initial code already upstreamed in Linux 5.9, but they've even been going back with a number of fixes for older graphics processors.

16 October 2020 - AMD Polaris Fixes - 64 Comments
Radeon Software for Linux 20.40 Released With RX 5300 Series Support

AMD released an updated Radeon Software for Linux packaged driver at the end of September that went seemingly unnoticed. Only today when seeing "20.40" firmware binaries hitting the linux-firmware.git tree was I even aware of this updated packaged AMD Radeon Linux graphics driver focused on enterprise distributions.

5 October 2020 - Radeon Software for Linux 20.40 - 4 Comments
AMDGPU Gets A Big Batch Of Fixes For Its New Driver Code Coming In Linux 5.10

In addition to the last minute AMDGPU fixes for Linux 5.9 that include work on the RDNA2 new GPU support and promoting Navi 12 out of the experimental status, an initial batch of fixes for AMDGPU were also sent in to DRM-Next on Wednesday in addressing early fallout from the new feature code slated for Linux 5.10.

1 October 2020 - AMDGPU - 1 Comment

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