Just one week after talking about progress being made with AMD tessellation support for pre-GCN GPUs, the support has been finally added to Mesa Git!
Alex Deucher on Friday sent out the latest patches for implementing ASoC support for AMD APUs. These patches provide i2s audio support via a new driver and integrates with the AMDGPU DRM.
For those excited to see some AMD A10-8700P "Carrizo" notebook benchmarks on Linux, here are a few numbers.
A Phoronix reader pointed out an interesting slide deck that's gone relatively unnoticed up until now about a game developer "Hacking GCN via OpenGL" for allowing some interesting possibilities.
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.
The open-source Intel and Nouveau drivers have already been supporting AMD's OpenGL AMD_performance_monitor extension for exposing performance counters. AMD's own RadeonSI Gallium3D driver is finally joining that party today.
As the latest on today's interesting AMD Crimson driver release for both Linux and Windows, the release notes for the new Linux driver build are now available.
Here's the latest in my hurried but exciting testing of the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition for Linux atop Ubuntu.
With the just-released AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition for Linux, aside from the reported performance improvements another area I was curious about was the talked about new control center for the driver.
AMD's Radeon Software (the new "Catalyst" driver) for Linux is now available, being released on the same day as the Crimson Windows release.
We've been waiting to find out more details on Radeon Software Crimson Edition, a.k.a. the new AMD Catalyst driver, and how it will affect the Linux support... Well, apparently there are some hefty performance boosts in store.
In addition to the recent Radeon X.Org DDX stable update, Michel Dänzer of AMD had a few days ago put out AMDGPU v1.0.0 as the DDX driver's first declared release.
AMD this morning officially launched the Radeon R9 380X, a graphics card using an Antigua GPU, which is a re-brand of the year-old Tonga graphics processor. The R9 380X pricing starts out at $229 USD.
Early this morning I wrote a brief article about AMD working on an LLVM-based Heterogeneous Compute Compiler and since then more details have come to light.
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.
With AMD having published PowerPlay support for AMDGPU I've been busy today running tests on this new power management code that finally allows Tonga and Fiji GPUs to operate at their full-speed when using the open-source Linux graphics driver.
AMD has finally published patches for providing preliminary PowerPlay support for the AMDGPU DRM driver, which will eventually replace the current DPM (Dynamic Power Management) support for Volcanic Islands hardware. This PowerPlay support comes with compatibility for Tonga, Fiji, and the rest of the VI line-up!
Michel Dänzer has released the xf86-video-ati 7.6.0 DDX driver as a long overdue update to AMD's X.Org driver for pre-AMDGPU hardware.
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.
A Phoronix reader pointed out that a developer has released an assembler for AMD GCN GPUs that supports both the open and closed-source Catalyst drivers on Linux.
While the DRM-Next pull request hasn't even been issued yet for the Linux 4.4 merge window, AMD's Alex Deucher has already sent in some extra fixes for the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver.
We've heard AMD is planning a large Catalyst driver update for this month and now more details are coming to light. Meet the Radeon Software Crimson Edition, which will hopefully be out for the Linux driver too.
Alex Deucher sent in another pull request of new AMDGPU/Radeon DRM material for landing in DRM-Next to in turn make it into Linux 4.4.
We've seen AMD already pushing open-source compiler patches for Zen and it seems they are ready to begin pushing Linux kernel changes too for their next-generation CPU architecture.
Reports are surfacing that AMD is planning a "special edition" driver update for November.
Marek Olšák has landed support for OpenGL 4.3's ARB_copy_image extension, which is used by several modern Steam Linux games.
Latest patches courtesy of AMD to Mesa implement VA-API HEVC/H.265 video decoding support for the latest Radeon GPUs.
While Ubuntu 15.10 launched last week, the AMD Catalyst driver hasn't been working but that's in the process of changing.
Oded Gabbay of Red Hat has announced today the first official release of HSAKMT, an important piece of their open-source HSA Linux stack.
AMD has published their initial open-source driver support for the "Stoney" APU graphics.
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