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Radeon Instinct Accelerators Get Ready To Ship

Not only is AMD getting ready to take on Intel in the server space with their just-launched EPYC 7000 series, they are looking to battle NVIDIA now in the GPU server arena. Following their announcement at the end of last year, Radeon Instinct accelerators for GPU compute servers are getting ready to ship.

21 June 2017 - Radeon Instinct - 6 Comments
Valve Is Working With AMD On VR Support In AMDGPU-PRO

Right now if you want to make use of SteamVR on Linux with Radeon GPUs, you need to use a patched version of the RADV driver. The RADV Vulkan bits for SteamVR are still working their way to mainline while the AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver doesn't yet support SteamVR's required Vulkan extensions, but the support is being worked on.

16 June 2017 - AMDGPU-PRO VR - 60 Comments
Radeon RX Vega Launch Postponed To SIGGRAPH

While there had been much rumor and speculations about the highly anticipated Radeon RX Vega launch happening at Computex Taipei this week, it isn't happening and it's now been reported that the consumer Vega launch has been postponed to SIGGRAPH.

31 May 2017 - Radeon RX Vega - 26 Comments
Do You Still Use R600g OpenCL Clover?

While the ROCm OpenCL code was recently open-sourced, that new Radeon OpenCL code only supports newer GPUs like Fiji and Polaris and experimental support for "GFX7" GPUs like Hawaii. Due to this newer OpenCL stack, AMD hasn't been investing in the "Clover" Gallium3D state tracker for providing OpenCL within Mesa. But there are at least some independent developers interested in still working on this older OpenCL code for previous Radeon GPUs, including pre-GCN hardware with R600g.

27 May 2017 - R600 OpenCL - 26 Comments
Radeon VCN Video Decode Support Lands In Mesa

AMD developers have landed their work on supporting VCN video decoding in Mesa. VCN is the new video decode engine with the upcoming Raven Ridge APUs (Zen CPU + Vega Graphics) that apparently succeeds the UVD video decoding block.

25 May 2017 - VCN Video - 34 Comments
Raven Ridge, VCN Decode Support Patches Posted For Gallium3D

Following the 117 patches adding 314k lines of code to AMDGPU for enabling the next-generation "Raven Ridge" Zen+Vega APU within the AMDGPU DRM driver, Raven support patches have emerged for the RadeonSI driver, including support for the new VCN video block.

10 May 2017 - VCN Video - 8 Comments
AMD Developers Discuss Better Switching Of Radeon/AMDGPU CIK Support

Open-source AMD developers have been discussing in recent days how to better deal with the experimental support of GCN 1.1 "Sea Islands" (and GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands") support in AMDGPU and making it easier to enable while ensuring the Radeon DRM driver with its mature GCN 1.0/1.1 support doesn't interfere.

11 April 2017 - GCN 1.0 / 1.1 Support - 62 Comments
ARB_shader_ballot Lands For RadeonSI Mesa 17.1

Nicolai Hähnle has been busy today with Mesa Git as in addition to landing ARB_sparse_buffer for RadeonSI, he's now landed ARB_shader_ballot as another useful OpenGL extension -- it can be used as part of the "AZDO" techniques.

5 April 2017 - Shader Ballot - 1 Comment
Radeon TONGA Sees Some Gains With AMDGPU DRM-Next 4.12

Over the past few days I have posted some RX 480 tests and R9 Fury OpenGL/Vulkan tests for the new AMDGPU code slated for Linux 4.12. I've also carried out some R9 285 "Tonga" tests and happy to report seeing some performance gains there too.

3 April 2017 - R9 285 - 15 Comments
AMD's Radeon R9 Fury Showing Some Gains With AMDGPU's DRM-Next 4.12

On Friday I posted some early AMDGPU benchmarks of the DRM-Next code slated for Linux 4.12 using a Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" graphics card. As some additional reference points, here are some Linux 4.10 vs. 4.11 vs. (4.12; DRM-Next) code with an R9 Fury "Fiji" graphics solution.

2 April 2017 - Linux 4.12 DRM - 12 Comments

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