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AMD RX Vega GPUs released along with a new AMDGPU-PRO Driver

By liamdawe, 14 August 2017 at 4:09 pm UTC (25 Comments)
The brand new line of AMD GPUs are upon us, with the release of AMD RX Vega along with a new AMDGPU-PRO Driver.

AMDGPU-PRO Driver 17.10 updated, fixes Mad Max on Vulkan

By liamdawe, 15 June 2017 at 1:45 pm UTC (1 Comments)
Even though AMD already did an AMDGPU-PRO Driver 17.10 release, they've done another one with the same name. Confusing as ever, but this newer driver has some useful fixes.

Dawn of War III should now work on Mesa-git with OpenGL as Bindless Texture support is in

By liamdawe, 14 June 2017 at 8:36 pm UTC (7 Comments)
A large patchset from Mesa developer Samuel Pitoiset landed in Mesa-git early today to hook up Bindless Texture support for AMD radeonsi.

Shadow of Mordor on AMD Ryzen CPU suffers from a performance hit due to non-optimal thread scheduling

By ghem, 27 May 2017 at 8:27 pm UTC (32 Comments)
While doing some comparative benchmarks between my RX 470 and GTX 1060 on a Ryzen 1700 CPU and an i7-2700k CPU, I encountered odd behaviour with Shadow of Mordor.

RadeonSI has a large patch set in Mesa-dev for ARB_bindless_texture, allows Dawn of War III to work on Mesa

By liamdawe, 20 May 2017 at 4:18 pm UTC (8 Comments)
Mesa developer Samuel Pitoiset sent in a set of 65 patches to the Mesa-dev list to enable ARB_bindless_texture for RadeonSI (AMD), this will allow Dawn of War III to work on Mesa.

AMD Ryzen 9 'Threadripper' announced with up to 16 cores

By liamdawe, 17 May 2017 at 9:13 am UTC (27 Comments)
Well then, AMD are truly back in the game now aren't they! They have announced the AMD Ryzen 9 'Threadripper' which will come with up to 16 cores.

Marek submits patch series for threaded Gallium to Mesa, boosts performance in games

By BTRE, 11 May 2017 at 5:58 pm UTC (10 Comments)
AMD employee and Mesa developer Marek Olšák is at it again, proposing a series of patches that would boost performance for AMD GPUs running the open drivers.

AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 driver released

By liamdawe, 7 April 2017 at 8:55 pm UTC (33 Comments)
AMD have released their AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 driver which includes a few important fixes as well as official support for Ubuntu 16.04.2 64bit. It should also fix a Mad Max Vulkan issue.

Dota 2 patched for AMD Ryzen

By liamdawe, 21 March 2017 at 9:36 am UTC (3 Comments)
Valve have put out a small Dota 2 update that aims to improve performance on the new Ryzen processors from AMD.

AMD have announced Ryzen 5 will launch in April

By liamdawe, 16 March 2017 at 10:11 am UTC (24 Comments)
AMD initially launched Ryzen 7 their enthusiast higher performing chips, but now they're gearing up for the lower end with Ryzen 5 which will launch on April 11th.

DiRT Rally tested on R7 370 and an A10-9600p APU

By Samsai, 3 March 2017 at 2:38 pm UTC (13 Comments)
I might be just a bit late with these numbers but I figured I’d share them nonetheless. Let’s check out how well DiRT Rally runs on my Radeon hardware!

LiquidSky, the 'PC in the Cloud' gaming service will support Linux

By liamdawe, 28 February 2017 at 8:18 pm UTC (29 Comments)
During GDC at the AMD event, a LiquidSky employee stated that their gaming client that streams games to you will have a Linux client.

Mesa now has a shader cache in Mesa-git for r600/radeonsi

By liamdawe, 22 February 2017 at 10:56 pm UTC (20 Comments)
Good news for AMD GPU owners on open source drivers, as Mesa-git now has a shader cache enabled for r600 and radeonsi.

AMD officially announce Ryzen 7 CPUs for launch on March 2nd

By liamdawe, 22 February 2017 at 3:45 pm UTC (59 Comments)
AMD will be officially releasing their Ryzen 7 CPUs on March 2nd, so there's not long to go! They can be pre-ordered right now too if you're that excited about it.

More performance improvements are on the way for Deus Ex and Tomb Raider on Mesa

By liamdawe, 30 January 2017 at 1:56 pm UTC (10 Comments)
Mesa is progressing nicely as usual and I've been keeping an eye on the mailing list for anything interesting. It seems Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Tomb Raider have both seen some more performance tuning.
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