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    Default AMD Publishes "Southern Islands" ISA Documentation

    Phoronix: AMD Publishes "Southern Islands" ISA Documentation

    AMD has published their instruction set architecture (ISA) documentation for the "Southern Islands" graphics processors that are used by their Radeon HD 7000 series products...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE2MDg

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    Thanks!

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    Thank you AMD!!!

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    Too bad these weren't released ahead of the release.

    Now released one year after the release, then its going to take at least a year until implemented.
    So support will be able two years after release, and by then there are already new cards out on the market.
    Hopefully they will be faster out with Sea Islands documentation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Hopefully they will be faster out with Sea Islands documentation.
    I don't know anything about the upcoming architecture but I don't expect major changes(?).
    So maybe AMD can provide some delta-docs soonish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Now released one year after the release,
    More like half a year. First GPUs shipped in January.

    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    then its going to take at least a year until implemented.
    Already implemented, mostly working. That's what the LLVM compiler work in radeonsi was all about.
    Last edited by bridgman; 08-16-2012 at 07:15 AM.

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    Thank you Mr Bridgman!

    We know you have spent a lot of your time and effort on making all of this happen, thank you very much!

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    Yes, thanks but I don't have the card... yet.
    Maybe in a year or so

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    Thank you AMD. Such initiatives are going to be the key to the company's long-term success.

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