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Reminiscing Over The Early Days Of The Open-Source AMD Linux Strategy

With this morning's article about New AMDGPU Details and Looking Forward To Major Radeon Linux Improvements In 2016, there is much to be excited about with the new driver model finally set to roll-out and other open-source projects coming about. However, if you are a relatively new Linux users, you may not know how this whole process began.

9 January 2016 - Reminder - Add A Comment
Running OpenGL 4.1, DRI3 With Mesa Git On An AMD Cayman GPU

As of earlier this month in Mesa Git is finally OpenGL 4.0 and 4.1 support for the Radeon R600g driver for pre-GCN hardware, albeit the subset capable of advertising GL4 compliance is right now just Cypress and Cayman. I took this opportunity to run some fresh Mesa Git benchmarks on an AMD Cayman GPU and a third run when enabling DRI3.

16 December 2015 - AMD FirePro Cayman - 12 Comments
How AMD's Carrizo A10-8700P Compares To Intel's Core i3/i5

While I ended up returning my AMD A10-8700P "Carrizo" laptop due to its faulty fan, I did run a few benchmarks of it prior to sending it back. Here's roughly what you can expect in terms of its performance against Intel Core i3 and i5 laptops.

11 December 2015 - Carrizo vs. Broadwell - 31 Comments
AMD A10-8700P "Carrizo" Linux Laptop Testing

As a follow up to What Sub-$500 Laptops Are You Most Interested In For Linux?, one of them has been chosen so far and will satisfy the many from the dozens of comments wanting to see an AMD Carrizo laptop tested under Linux.

29 November 2015 - AMD Carrizo On Linux - 37 Comments
AMD Plans To Contribute Heterogeneous Compute Compiler

AMD has been open-sourcing several components of their Linux HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) stack for the past several months including the AMDKFD kernel driver and HSAKMT run-time. In cooperation with SUSE, they also hope to have HSA accelerator support in GCC 6. Besides the GCC support, AMD is apparently planning to publish a Heterogeneous Compute Compiler.

16 November 2015 - Heterogeneous Compute Compiler - 4 Comments
AMD R600g Catches Up With Another GL 4.3 Extension

Thanks to Glenn Kennard, the R600 Gallium3D driver now supports another OpenGL 4.3 extension that was already available for RadeonSI, Intel i965, Nouveau NV50/NVC0, and even the Softpipe and LLVMpipe drivers.

10 November 2015 - ARB_texture_view - 18 Comments

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