AMD has released more details on their forthcoming "Carrizo" APUs from the IEEE International Solid-State CIrcuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco.
After figuring out DisplayPort MST support for the open-source Intel graphics driver, David Airlie of Red Hat has moved on to publishing patches to the Radeon DRM driver for enabling DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport.
Support for the GL_AMD_pinned_memory OpenGL extension has landed within Mesa and is implemented for the R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers. This patch series also lands the Userptr support for the open-source AMD graphics drivers on the user-space side.
Beyond the big set of AMD Radeon changes for Linux 3.20, Alex Deucher of AMD mailed in some important Radeon DRM driver fixes today that are a big deal for some R9 290 "Hawaii" users of the open-source driver.
Marek Olšák has implemented support for the GL_AMD_pinned_memory extension within Mesa/Gallium3D and the R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers.
Marek Olšák pushed out more RadeonSI Gallium3D driver improvements today for bettering the open-source Linux graphics driver support for the AMD Radeon HD 7000 series graphics cards and newer.
Alex Deucher has sent in his DRM-Next changes for the open-source Radeon graphics driver updates that will target the Linux 3.20 kernel.
Interstellar Marines is a science fiction FPS game in development that's powered by the Unity 4 Game Engine. While it's been available in early access mode for Linux gamers going back several months, the latest AMD Catalyst driver still seems to be having issues with this game.
The open-source Radeon DRM driver will finally support audio over DisplayPort for all relevant AMD GPUs.
Earlier this month I wrote about AMD preparing open-source HSA support for Carrizo APUs that aren't launching until later this year. Today more patches were published for the AMDKFD kernel driver in preparing for the forthcoming Volcanic Islands APUs.
It seems the corporate restructuring at AMD isn't yet over with the post-CES announcement yesterday of three more top-level executives leaving the company.
Oded Gabbay of AMD has sent in his latest AMDKFD kernel driver changes that he's hoping to have integrated for the Linux 3.20 kernel merge window.
Patches published by AMD today prepare the AMDKFD Linux kernel HSA driver for initial support of forthcoming AMD "VI" APUs.
A number of new monitors that support AMD FreeSync are being shown off this week at CES. FreeSync is AMD's method of matching the monitor's variable refresh rate to that of the graphics card that is similar to the now VESA-approved DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync.
Tom Stellard is looking to kick things off well in 2015 for the open-source AMD GPU LLVM back-end with some new patches to boost the performance.
This really shouldn't come as a huge surprise, but AMD won't support HSA on 32-bit Linux.
As said last week that a huge new Catalyst Linux driver release would be coming on Tuesday and sure enough it has arrived. Catalyst 14.12 is the biggest AMD proprietary Linux graphics driver update in quite some time.
Due out next week is a very significant update to AMD's Catalyst Linux graphics driver as they continue to work towards the unified AMD Linux driver strategy.
The AMDKFD driver, which has been under development in the public spotlight for the past few months as a necessary piece to having AMD HSA open-source support on Linux, will premiere with the Linux 3.19 kernel.
Just one week after the bulk of the Radeon DRM changes for Linux 3.19, another round of updates were submitted for DRM-Next.
Alex Deucher of AMD has put out new Radeon DPM patches that add SMC fan control support for SI/CI GPUs. These new patches should reduce the graphics card's fan noise on systems with a higher default fan profile speed.
While the new "AMDGPU" kernel driver won't be merged until at least Linux 3.20, it looks like the AMDKFD driver could be merged for the upcoming Linux 3.19 kernel.
Last week we reported on AMD's plans for a complete user-space open-source HSA stack. Today they have finally delivered!
As a follow up to yesterday's 16-way AMD GPU comparison with the latest open-source Linux graphics drivers, here's some numbers with the same graphics cards when adding in the Catalyst Linux graphics driver... The numbers may very well surprise you.
While AMD's new GPU kernel driver isn't coming for Linux 3.19, another pull request has been sent in for the current Radeon DRM driver and it offers up a few last minute enhancements.
It looks like the first point release to LLVM 3.5 will be out in December.
The R600g Gallium3D driver has new patches available -- along with a needed kernel patch -- for supporting OpenGL 4.0's GL_ARB_draw_indirect extension.
In the coming days AMD will be releasing AMD's HSA run-time library as open-source!
Tom Stellard has more improvements coming for AMD's GPU LLVM back-end that can yield performance improvements.
For those stuck running on the R300g driver, which supports the ATI Radeon X1000 (R500) series and older GPUs, you really should consider upgrading your graphics card and likely your system. But if you're set on using the R300g driver going into the foreseeable future, you might as well upgrade Mesa.
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