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software OS4   software OS4 : AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
   posted by amigakit on 1-Apr-2015 15:45:14 (13747 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
Posted on 1-Apr-2015 18:22:23
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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.

The r9 270 (7850 eqiv) is a little faster 2D wise then the 280 if you run Hans GfxBenchmark test. Maybe the 280 will out perform the 270 when we get Gallium3D.

http://hdrlab.org.nz/benchmark/gfxbench2d/OS/AmigaOS

Number 2 on that list is an r9 270X, the rest of the 7800 marks are 270s or 7850's, the 7900 marks are the 280s.


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@All

What's the best supported graphic card for my Sam460 ?? Now I've Sapphire 4670 passive, I would a thin card because I've Sil in pci slot....

thanks for reply


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The infamous Cow3D demo gives 115 FPS.


That is impressive!


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@Amigakit

Indeed.

And thanks for processing the refund.


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@Spectre600

No problem, just need to find the rounding bug now which caused the issue :)


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The infamous Cow3D demo gives 115 FPS.


What was the result for older card?


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SuperTuxKart is waiting for you.



Downloads:

SuperTuxKart 0.6.2a:



SuperTuxKart 0.6.2a add-on pack:


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are those pcie to pcie bridges available somewhere?
PEX 8112 based PCI-to-PCIe


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@mr2

Sam460ex with warpz about 54 fps.

A Peg 2 + Radeon 9000 around 58 FPS


http://wap.amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic_id=38006&forum=33&start=0&viewmode=flat&order=0#714640


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@sundown

I'm more interested in the Warp3D benchmarks right now,

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@ phoenixkonsole

I got mine for here
http://www.virtuavia.eu/shop/pci-32-bits-1-x-pci-express-adapter.html

Note that the Radeon HD7750 did not work with the Sam440ep-flex when I tried it.
I was using a Radeon HD6670 .

VisionTek Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 (900549)
Cape Verde 1.0 Working

NOTE: Failed when tested on a Sam440ep. However, works fine with a Sam460ex.


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@Spectre660

Thanks


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@SOFISTISOFTWARE

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What's the best supported graphic card for my Sam460 ?? Now I've Sapphire 4670 passive, I would a thin card because I've Sil in pci slot..


The fastest R7 I've found so far. It's a bit more powerful than the 4670.

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1226&pid=2149&psn=&lid=1&leg=0

There's a few low profile R7 240 cards which ae about the same as a 4670.

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Biggest step in 3D technology for AmigaOS since 4.0 pre-release Update 4.

Well done!


Anyone tried Quake/2/3 benchmarks?

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Thanks!

A-EON has some significant plans for further Warp3D developments.. watch this space.


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If you want a fast and slim single slot card, take a look at the R7 250E (Cape Verde Pro chipset) by XFX.

XFX R7 250E

If I don't end up getting a X3500, I'll probably pick up a 250E for my SAM460ex.


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@Rob

The R7-240 and R7-250 are not supported. (Oland chipset)
Only the R7-250X which is dual slot .

@SOFISTISOFTWARE

I have this model Radeon HD7750.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129263
have only been using it for short periods for testing until today .

Another option is a riser cable .

http://forum.hyperion-entertainment.biz/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=2649#p30113


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Best news finally !!


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Poster: amigakit Date: 1-Apr-2015 13:01:46

@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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ok thanks great news


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YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!

Thanks Hans!!

Last edited by Trewq on 01-Apr-2015 at 08:38 PM.


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