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Nov
6th

An AMD GCN Assembler For Linux That Supports The Open & Closed Drivers

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

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…


Nov
5th

Intel’s Mesa DRI Driver Is Seeing 16x MSAA Work

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

Intel’s Mesa driver is finally seeing work done to support 16x multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA)…


Aug
12th

QEMU 2.4 Released With VirtIO GPU Support

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

QEMU 2.4 was released today as the newest version of this open-source component that’s key to the Linux virtualization stack.


Aug
3rd

The New AMDGPU Patches Show More AMD Developer Involvement

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

The AMDGPU scheduler patches published this week show more AMD developers involved than once was the case for the open-source AMD Linux driver stack…


Jul
28th

Nvidia 352.30 Stable Driver for Linux Has Lots of Fixes and GeForce 910M Support

Author: Softpedia | Files under syndicated

Nvidia has released a new Linux driver in the stable branch and has fixed a few outstanding issues. The company also provides support for the latest GeForce 910M chipset. Nvidia maintains a number of branches for the drivers, and it’s getting harder an…


Jul
24th

Where AMD’s Catalyst Driver Does The Best On Linux

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

Earlier this week I finished up a 15-way AMD/NVIDIA graphics card comparison on Linux with the very latest proprietary Linux drivers. That earlier article focused on the OpenGL performance and simply put the Catalyst performance on the tested Radeon ha…


Jul
15th

NVIDIA Is Changing Their Kernel Module Build System

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

With NVIDIA’s upcoming 355.xx Linux driver series they will be employing a new kernel module build system for their proprietary driver…


Jul
14th

AMD’s Latest Open-Source Driver On Linux Is Getting Competitive With Catalyst 15.7

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

With the big Catalyst 15.7 Linux driver update released last week and the continued evolution of the open-source AMD Linux driver in the Linux kernel and Mesa Gallium3D, here are fresh benchmarks of six different AMD Radeon graphics cards when being te…


Jun
17th

AMD Will Be Working On Open-Source Fiji GPU Support In The AMDGPU Linux Driver

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

While the new AMDGPU kernel DRM driver is being added to the Linux 4.2 kernel as the next-gen driver for supporting Tonga, Carrizo, and all other new AMD graphics hardware, the 4.2 version will not support AMD’s newly-announced Fiji GPUs…


Jun
15th

Imagination Appears To Be Working On An Open-Source PowerVR Driver

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

The latest talk is that Imagination Technologies may be developing an open-source Linux graphics driver for their PowerVR hardware…