Featured Articles

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC’s next generation 16nm process has reached an important milestone – 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) is now in risk production.

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:24

AMD spruces up open-source Linux graphics driver

Written by Nick Farrell



165 kernel patches

AMD has improved its Linux graphics driver with more than 165 kernel patches. The Linux 3.11 kernel will get Dynamic Power Management support for AMDs R600 GPUs through Southern Islands hardware.

There is initial support for AMD "Sea Islands" hardware and there's also Active State Power Management support. The move shows how the adoption of Linux software options by Steam has forced AMD to focus on Linux more enthusiastically. Radeon Linux users have been screaming for all this stuff, along with faster OpenGL performance, for ages. The best that AMD has given them is limited static power management and no dynamic re-clocking based upon load.

The Catalyst driver has supported dynamic power management via "PowerPlay" for years, but there's never been nice open-source GPU driver power management. Patches can for now be found on the dri-devel list here

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments