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AMD R600 LLVM GPU Back-End Gets Better

This week was marked by quite a steady patch flow of improvements to the AMD R600 GPU LLVM back-end that's used for Radeon Gallium3D OpenCL support and is also being bettered for its handling of OpenGL.

15 February 2013 - Lots On The Horizon - 7 Comments
AMD Has Open-Source Driver For HD 8000 Series

While AMD has yet to officially introduce their Radeon HD 8000 series, published today was the initial open-source Linux graphics driver support for handling the Radeon HD 8800 "Oland" graphics cards.

4 February 2013 - Radeon HD 8800 - 86 Comments
Alan Cox Calls Fedora 18 "The Worst Red Hat Distro"

Alan Cox, the venerable Linux kernel developer presently employed by Intel and an avid open-source enthusiast, has lashed out against the recent release of Fedora 18. Cox calls the new Fedora release, "the worst Red Hat distro I've ever seen." Alan ended up switching to Ubuntu as a result of his disastrous experience with Fedora 18.

23 January 2013 - Alan Cox - Add A Comment
AMD R600 Gallium3D Is Mixed On Fedora 18

After yesterday running some Intel Ivy Bridge graphics tests on Fedora 18 as a preview of future extensive benchmarks coming from the "Spherical Cow" release, here's some tests of the AMD Radeon R600 Gallium3D on this week-old Fedora Linux release compared to its "Beefy Miracle" predecessor from 2012.

22 January 2013 - Fedora 18 - 4 Comments
AMD's Catalyst Legacy Linux Driver Updated To 13.1

While AMD has went months without updating their Catalyst "Legacy" Linux graphics driver for the Radeon HD 2000 through Radeon HD 4000 series graphics cards to support new X.Org Server / kernel releases and other bug-fixes, they decided today to finally put out an updated legacy driver! This updated AMD Catalyst Linux Legacy driver is tagged as version 13.1.

21 January 2013 - Catalyst 13.1 - 27 Comments
Marek Makes MSAA R300 Performance Optimizations

Recently there was finally MSAA support added to the R300 Gallium3D driver. While multi-sample anti-aliasing finally made it to this open-source GPU driver that supports the old ATI R300 through R500 GPUs, benchmarks I did last week showed the R300 MSAA performance was a mess. Fortunately, Marek Olšák has made some significant performance optimizations to the R300g MSAA support.

15 January 2013 - Marek - 8 Comments
AMD R600g Now Does TBO, UBO & Advertises GLSL 1.40

Last year UBO and TBO for the Radeon R600 Gallium3D driver was talked about and early patches proposed, but merged on Friday was finally this support for Uniform Buffer Objects and Texture Buffer Objects. With the OpenGL UBO/TBO support, the Radeon R600g driver is now advertising GLSL 1.40 as needed for OpenGL 3.1 compliance.

12 January 2013 - Changes - Add A Comment
AMD Made OpenCL A Bit Faster This Year On Linux

To be published on Thursday and Friday of this week is the annual "year in review" articles for the AMD Catalyst and NVIDIA Linux graphics drivers. While those articles are looking at the OpenGL performance for all driver releases made in the past year, some OpenCL benchmarks were also conducted.

19 December 2012 - AMD OpenCL Benchmarks - 7 Comments
AMD R600g HyperZ Support Is Now In Better Shape

It was just days ago that the R300 Gallium3D driver got HyperZ support fixed-up and was finally enabled by default for bettering the OpenGL gaming performance with the open-source Linux graphics driver. Now it looks like the newer R600g driver is getting into shape for properly handling ATI/AMD HyperZ.

14 December 2012 - AMD R600g - 10 Comments
AMD's A-Sync DMA Code Makes For Fast Performance

After the benchmarks of the Radeon Gallium3D sub-allocator that in some tests yields more than a 25% performance boost, initial testing was done of the new AMD a-sync DMA engine support for the open-source Radeon driver.

12 December 2012 - Tests - 21 Comments
AMD Puts Out APP SDK 2.8, CodeXL 1.0

AMD has released updates to their multi-platform APP SDK for Accelerated Parallel Processing as well as to CodeXL, their closed-source tool for analyzing OpenCL code.

11 December 2012 - AMD Releases - 1 Comment
R300 Gallium3D HyperZ Is Finally In Good Shape

Marek Olšák has fixed up the HyperZ support within the R300 Gallium3D driver so that it's working properly for more applications. R300 HyperZ is finally in a state where he may be looking to enable the feature by default.

2 December 2012 - R300 HyperZ - 12 Comments
AMD Geode Open-Source Driver Updated For X 1.13

While no future generation Geode processors are coming out of AMD, the open-source community still continues to maintain the Geode X.Org graphics driver. Released on Sunday was the xf86-video-geode 2.11.14 driver.

25 November 2012 - AMD Geode - 1 Comment
New Catalyst For Linux Driver Improves Performance

Weeks after NVIDIA released a new Linux driver to massively improve its OpenGL performance in large part to make the Source Engine and Valve's games run better on Linux, AMD is out with a similar Catalyst update. The latest Catalyst Linux beta is said to bring "significant performance improvements" for Left 4 Dead 2.

17 November 2012 - Left 4 Dead 2 - 21 Comments
AMD Is Still Contributing Code To Linux

Many Linux users have been mad over AMD closing down its Operating System Research Center resulting in many AMD Linux open-source developers losing their jobs. Last week I wrote that ultimately it shouldn't be too worrisome for Linux users wanting to use AMD processors and chipsets on Linux and this still looks to be the case.

15 November 2012 - AMD Coding - 2 Comments
Not All Hope Is Lost For AMD CPU Support On Linux

While many Linux users are rightfully quite mad over AMD laying off many Linux kernel developers and shutting down their Operating System Research Center, not all hope is lost for future AMD CPU products being well supported under Linux.

9 November 2012 - OSRC Closing - 11 Comments
AMD Is Indeed Losing More Linux Developers

At the beginning of the week I reported that AMD got rid of at least three of their Linux kernel developers. It's becoming more clear though that it's not only three long-time Linux kernel developers they have let go.

2 November 2012 - "Layoffs" - 69 Comments

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