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software OS4   software OS4 : AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
   posted by amigakit on 1-Apr-2015 15:45:14 (13731 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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Spectre660 
Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
Posted on 3-Apr-2015 0:09:15
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@Drewlio77

That model works ok on my Sam460ex .


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On my AmigaONE X5000 with Warp3D Southern Islands, XFX RadeonHD 7770 and debug kernel I get between 220 - 227 FPS on Cow3D.

Once I press 'b' it reports 236 FPS (5813tris 2914points)


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someone else could test, but i think result within this range of fps may be achievable with winuae on a proper pc, considering surface is only a tablet with mobile 1.7ghz i5 and intel hd 4000, which means almost no 3d acceleration by todays standards, no? ;)

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Have you tried it with the new Warp3D drivers?

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@Drewlio77

Yes. It works .


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Spectre660

Thanks. I shall order one one right away.

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@amigakit
Hmm shouldn't it be more frames in cow3d?
A pi2 gets 550fps in software mode.

Are you sure that cow3d is running accelerated at all on your machine?
Just out of curiosity, could you try it with wazp3d?


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Quote:
A pi2 gets 550fps in software mode.


you mean aros native on pi2? cow3d includued with aros wazp3d contribution is an old much simpler version. it naturally gets higher framerates, i get 7200fps with aros hosted on my surface. this isnt really telling.

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The best tweak after all for ioquake3..

cg_simpleItems " - With this on, all items will be displayed in 2D rather than spinning in 3D. This is especially helpful for people with slower machines as it can really speed things up. Dont bother if you have a specification above or near to mine. FPS gain with this on: 3 - 10 FPS.

Hmmm in one aim_map i try with many 3dicons i gain +70fps ..
Vsync off......have 50 fps with all 3dicons rotating when switch on simpleitemes get 121 fps....vsync off offcourse..


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Good news, but looks like a bit longer to wait as only have a passively cooled 6450 in my A1-500.

Last edited by dan.hutch on 03-Apr-2015 at 12:26 PM.

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@wawa
Aros hosted on pi 2.
Wasn't aware that there is a difference in cow3d demo for different platforms.
Need to check it on os4.


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My Sam460ex came with Radeon HD 4650 aka RV730.. is that going to be supported at some point in the near future?

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My Sam460ex came with Radeon HD 4650 aka RV730.. is that going to be supported at some point in the near future?


There are no plans to support R700 cards under Warp3D and I've no idea how long you could be waiting for Gallium.

A-EON didn't feel it was didn't feel drivers for older cards were financially viable since they were already difficult to source when they first decided to develop 3D drivers.

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@ Amigakit

A silly question: if a user owns 2 Amiga Ng (i.e. X1000 and Sam460ex) with installed two different graphic cards, belonging one to 6xxx serie and one to 7xxx serie, does he have to pay twice for Warp3D drivers?

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Hi. Yes it's one licence per machine for both the RadeonHD driver and Warp3D driver. See terms and conditions on A-EON download section.


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Quote:

Aros hosted on pi 2.
Wasn't aware that there is a difference in cow3d demo for different platforms.
Need to check it on os4.

here is the version i have tested with:

http://aminet.net/dev/src/Cow3D.lha

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@ djrikki

I asked the same thing and Amigakit said they have started on supporting 6 series cards but no timeline so I'm looking for a suitable 7 series card to replace my HD6850 as I'm the impatient type


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The alpha version of the Evergreen driver is on my hard disk but there is still some issues for the developer to solve before we go to beta test. It is getting there..


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@Amigakit

the updated Warp3Dsi archive on Amistore contains previous 1.8 version of the drivers and an old minigl versions.... (the debug version is not present anymore)

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Yeah, something went wrong with the "update"

 
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