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AMD Optimizes Bitcoin Mining On R600 LLVM OpenCL

Earlier this month I wrote about Bitcoin Mining coming to the open-source Radeon Linux GPU driver. In the weeks since, Tom Stellard of AMD has made more improvements to the AMD R600 LLVM back-end that benefit the performance of Bitcoin mining.

29 April 2013 - Radeon LLVM - 47 Comments
R600g Tests Show Little Change On Mesa 9.2-devel

Now having shown that Intel Ivy Bridge graphics are faster with the latest Mesa 9.2-devel Git code and also that the Gallium3D LLVMpipe driver is significantly faster, here's a new round of AMD Radeon "R600g" Gallium3D performance benchmarks.

17 April 2013 - Benchmarks - 1 Comment
AMD Kernel Mode-Setting Continues On FreeBSD

For being a project that's just a few months old and up until recently wasn't touched by BSD developers, the port of the open-source AMD Radeon kernel mode-setting driver from the Linux kernel to FreeBSD kernel is progressing nicely.

13 April 2013 - AMD KMS Support - 33 Comments
Mesa To Expose AMD Performance Monitor Extension

While Mesa has some level of support for GL_ARB_debug_output, Intel developers are implementing support within Mesa for AMD's OpenGL performance monitor extension to assist game developers and others with monitoring the performance of their software.

12 April 2013 - AMD Extension - 1 Comment
New AMD Catalyst Beta Supports Linux 3.8, TF2 Fixes

AMD has released a new Catalyst Linux graphics driver, which supports modern Linux kernel releases while having various other fixes in store too. Some of the OpenGL fixes will help those playing some Linux Steam client games.

10 April 2013 - Linux Catalyst - 94 Comments
Talk Of Doing Point Releases For LLVM

Tom Stellard of AMD, the developer that has been working on open-source OpenCL support, has proposed to the upstream LLVM development community that they begin doing point releases.

6 April 2013 - LLVM Point Releases - Add A Comment
Digging Deeper Into AMD's UVD Code Drop

Yesterday it was exclusively announced on Phoronix that AMD was releasing open-source UVD code so that their open-source Linux graphics driver can finally benefit from GPU hardware-accelerated video playback. Here's some more details.

3 April 2013 - Open-Source UVD - 122 Comments
AMD Works On Linux Power Savings For Future CPUs

New kernel patches by AMD for the Linux kernel provide "frequency sensitivity feedback" for the powersave bias in cpufreq. This hardware feedback feature is to be introduced on future AMD processors.

28 March 2013 - AMD Power Savings - 23 Comments
PRIME Sharing Comes To GLAMOR

Michel Dänzer of AMD has provided a patch so that PRIME multi-GPU sharing will work with the GLAMOR 2D acceleration architecture, as needed for the Radeon HD 7000 series support and optionally for other generations of AMD and Intel GPUs.

22 March 2013 - X.Org GLAMOR - 8 Comments
AMD KMS/DRM Driver Moves Along For FreeBSD

Last month I reported on the AMD Linux DRM/KMS driver being ported to FreeBSD. With the developer receiving funding from the FreeBSD Foundation, progress on this open-source AMD kernel mode-setting driver is moving in a steadfast manner.

16 March 2013 - AMD KMS - 25 Comments
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

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