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software OS4   software OS4 : AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
   posted by amigakit on 1-Apr-2015 15:45:14 (12975 reads)
New 3D Drivers for AmigaOS 4.1
Warp3D for Southern Islands Graphics Cards

A-EON Technology Ltd is pleased to announce that the first release candidate of RadeonHD Southern Islands Warp3D driver is now available to purchase and download from AMIStore App Store.

Following our acquisition of the joint ownership of Warp3D, to complement our ongoing work with the driver for the Evergreen RadeonHD graphics card series, we commissioned AmigaOS graphics specialist Hans de Ruiter to create a Warp3D driver for the newer Southern Islands chipsets.

PDF News Release (click here)






At the heart of the new Southern Island Warp3D driver is the W3D_SI.library which provides 3D graphics acceleration for selected Radeon HD 7xxx and Radeon Rx series graphics cards which include the Southern Islands Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). The driver has already gone through several iterations and has been put through its paces by a core group of dedicated AmigaOS 4 beta testers.


Warp3D-SI Features:

* Supports larger textures (up to 16384x16384 memory permitting).

* Performance is less dependent on resolution than previous drivers, including rendering at HD resolutions.

* Submits vertices to the GPU via vertex buffers rather than directly in the command stream (one of the bottlenecks of the old Radeon drivers).

* Uses the RadeonHD_RM.resource for VRAM allocation, providing more efficient memory management than own system.

* Accumulates small vertex arrays into larger buffers to provide faster performance where lots of tiny render operations are performed

* Doesn't lock the entire graphics system between
3D_LockHardware() / W3D_UnlockHardware(), so an
application or game crash is less likely to freeze the entire system

To complement the development Hans de Ruiter has also updated MiniGL and at the time of writing version 2.20 was ready for release on Warp3D.

New updated RadeonHD drivers are also being released to coincide with the update. Registered owners can
now download the new versions of 1.4 and 2.7 from AMIstore.

Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands Requirements:

An AmigaONE or AmigaOS 4.1 compatible computer with:-

* AmigaOS 4.1 “Final Edition”
* RadeonHD V1.4 or V2.7
* MiniGL - version 2.20 or later

Containing one of the following RadeonHD or Radeon Rx Southern Island graphics cards:

* Radeon HD 7750-7970 series graphics card (excluding the Radeon HD 7790)
* Radeon R7 250X/265 (excluding R7 250)
* Radeon R9 270/270X/280/280X

This version is the first Release Candidate (version 1.9).

With this release A-EON is once again pleased to re-affirm our commitment to providing new and progressive software for AmigaOS and towards our customers.

We would like to thank Hans De Ruiter for his work on this release.



A-EON Technology Ltd
www.a-eon.com
    

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Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
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thanks to Hans & A-Eon for every update as it's much appreciated and needed

now for a simpleton like me does this mean we can now go back to using full warp3d instead of wazp3d??


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Very good news.


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And this is the day you do it on

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Very much appreciated even when i just own the radeonhd6570


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Yes you can now use Warp3D on a RadeonHD Southern Islands card compatible with this driver and you can finally ditch the old Radeon 9250


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@fingus

Work on Warp3D Evergreen driver is ongoing and making good progress.


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@klx300r
Quote:

now for a simpleton like me does this mean we can now go back to using full warp3d instead of wazp3d??


Yep, now you can play all those warp3d and/or opengl stuff avail on os4depot, with pretty decent speed in compare with wazp3d.


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@ kas1e

Readme says otherwise on AmiStore as I have a RadeonHD 6850 and min. requirements are for 7730-90 series of cards

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@klx300r
If you didn't have "right" card, then yep, still wazp3d. But at lest now you can throw card you have now, and buy one of supported by warp3d already. Sure, will be good to have support on all possible radeonHD cards for which we have 2d drivers, but its huge job, and at least we have w3d on some latest and modern cards, and that is good.

ps. I think that the current "middle" line to have proper 2d and 3d support on modern radeons from os4, will be : RadeonHD7850. At least it is ok via price, and via functionality. It is almost as good as R9 270, just twice lower in price.

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Now I have the dilema of what SI card to get. 280 is tempting but I know it's massive overkill.

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Hi AmigaKit,

I was trying to buy the Warp3D driver through AmiStore.

Everything went well until the checkout finished...

It says on AMiStore the price is 33 € and i let the automatic processing take care of everything, unfortunately i ended up having only 32.20 € on my Balance and am now 80 Cents short and of course the checkout didn't finish.

What do i do now?
I can't add money manually to my Balance and i don't really want to order it again as i may be stuck with two Warp3D drivers (which i don't need)

Thanks for any help

 
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@AmigaKit

I tried it a second time.

PayPal says i paid 40.80 €, but only 32.20 € are being accounted...where's the 8.60 €?

I guess you'll pay them back to me

 
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@AmigaKit

...and another thing...

I turned on Product announcements and notifications on the RadeonHD 2 driver i purchased, yet i didn't get any.

 
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@raziel

I am looking into this for you right now. Maybe a rounding bug. Thanks for the report.


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Thank you very much

 
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true suppose it's time to look for a 7000 series HD card but wonder if Hans is even considering supporting 6 series cards?


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I think so, read The comment #6 from Amigakit ;)

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@klx300r

Not sure if you saw my response

Hans has implemented the driver A-EON commissioned him to do.

A-EON has also commissioned an Evergreen driver which is still in development. This covers your RadeonHD 6 series card.


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Very nice, bravo

I just plugged my new R7-250X and I will bought Warp3D this evening !

Do you have some games compatibility list ?

Thank you


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Congratulations to all involved.

After swapping graphics cards to a HD7750 on my Sam460ex and going through the adventure
of short paying by a dollar or so I managed to get things up and running including the updated Radeon HD 2.7 driver .

The infamous Cow3D demo gives 115 FPS.


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