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R600 Gallium3D Gets Some Last Minute Improvements In Mesa 18.0

These days when Dave Airlie isn't busy managing the DRM subsystem or hacking on the RADV Vulkan driver, he's been spending a fair amount of time on some OpenGL improvements to the aging R600 Gallium3D driver. That's happened again and he's landed some more improvements just ahead of the imminent Mesa 18.0 feature freeze.

18 January 2018 - R600g - 2 Comments
RADV Gets Another Optimization For Micro-Benchmarks

David Airlie and Bas Nieuwenhuizen's work on the RADV open-source Vulkan driver is quite relentless. David has posted yet another patch working on further optimizing the performance of this unofficial Radeon Vulkan driver living within Mesa.

11 January 2018 - RADV Vulkan - 3 Comments
AMDGPU Queues More Fixes For Linux 4.16

AMD sent in a fair number of AMDGPU updates slated for Linux 4.16 but now hitting the cut-off for major feature updates for DRM-Next code looking to make it into 4.16, AMD has submitted some fixes.

10 January 2018 - AMDGPU Linux 4.16 - 6 Comments
AMDGPU-PRO OpenCL Compiler Hacked Into Mesa's Clover

While AMD developers worked on the Radeon Gallium3D "Clover" OpenCL support for some time, that really hasn't been the case in years with the AMD's open-source OpenCL effort these days being focused upon their ROCm compute platform. Some within the community though still work on this OpenCL Gallium3D state tracker from time to time and this New Year's weekend is an interesting project pairing Clover with AMD's proprietary OpenCL compiler.

31 December 2017 - Binary OpenCL Compiler + Open Clover - 12 Comments
RADV Driver Lands Support For Binning With Vega

As shown in recent benchmarks of the RADV Vulkan driver, while the Radeon RX Vega GPU support is now considered conformant and fully-functioning, it's not yet as well optimized as earlier generations of GPUs with this open-source Radeon Vulkan driver. Fortunately, it looks like Bas Nieuwenhuizen is working on more performance optimizations.

31 December 2017 - Vega Binning - 3 Comments
The RADV Vulkan Driver Is Shy Of 40,000 Lines Of Code

It remains to be seen how exactly the situation will play out with the existing open-source RADV Vulkan driver that's in the Mesa tree and AMD's to-be-opened "Radeon Open Vulkan" driver that is the company's official Vulkan driver. At least though Vulkan drivers are lighter and less maintenance than OpenGL drivers.

19 December 2017 - RADV Code Size - 5 Comments
Radeon Overlay Is Similar To A Feature Mesa Offered For Years

With yesterday's release of the Radeon Software Adrenalin driver for Windows, it actually picks up a feature that is roughly similar to something the open-source Radeon driver stack - and all of the Mesa's Gallium3D drivers for that matter - have offered for years.

13 December 2017 - Radeon Overlay vs. Gallium HUD - 6 Comments
AMD Begins Posting More KFD Patches For Discrete GPUs

For the past number of months AMD has been working on upstreaming more KFD changes, AMDKFD is their kernel driver to the HSA compute stack. AMD began with upstreaming their APU changes while now they have finally moved onto their "dGPU" changes.

9 December 2017 - AMDKFD dGPU - 19 Comments

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