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software OS4   software OS4 : AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
   posted by amigakit on 1-Apr-2015 15:45:14 (13746 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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Phantom 
Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
Posted on 3-Apr-2015 21:33:10
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@ amigakit

So, if existing X1000 owners buy the driver today, and upgrading to an X5000 in the future, do they have to buy the drivers again?


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Rule is one driverlicence per machine, so if you have multiple machines, you need multiple licences.


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I meant obviously by upgrading to an X5000, that you gonna sell X1000 (or you ought to sell it with the drivers together)?

Other than that, I've seen that you have new gfx cards (R7 series) in your store. Are you planning to have more variety to choose a compatible one? Like with 2GB GDDR 5 memory etc?


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Another possibility, just to clarify...

And if one buy Warp3D drivers for 6xxx series and after some time decides to change gfx and buy a southern gfx, for the same machine?

Is there the possibility to transfer driver license?

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Poster: amigakit Date: 3-Apr-2015 15:54:09

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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thanks for the more precise update


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@ Phantom

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I meant obviously by upgrading to an X5000, that you gonna sell X1000 (or you ought to sell it with the drivers together)?


It's not locked to the hardware so I'd assume it would be up to your discretion like with any other software purchase.

@kyle

Quote:
And if one buy Warp3D drivers for 6xxx series and after some time decides to change gfx and buy a southern gfx, for the same machine? Is there the possibility to transfer driver license?


There is a gift to friend feature in the shopping basket, not sure if it currently applies to your downloads too, can't check right now.

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Wonder if these will hit the general market

http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-r7-250xe-no-power-connector/


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and congrats to all involved !

Banana time:


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@Spectre660

That looks exactly like the one I've just bought from Amazon. Will let you know when it arrives.


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if one buy Warp3D drivers for 6xxx series and after some time decides to change gfx and buy a southern gfx, for the same machine?


Good point!


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The drivers are not rented, they are purchased. So if you buy and consume them now they remain on your AMISphere account.

The Evergreen driver is a different product to the Southern Islands driver. Please understand that both these drivers cost a very large amount to develop and this cost needs to be recuperated to make sure that Amiga development remains commercially viable for the future.


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Of course I will totally agree with that, thus I'm going to buy a new 7 series Radeon card and replace my current RadeonHD 6570.


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@ Amigakit

Ok, understood. Thank you

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@amigakit

Will the 5 and 6 series driver support the 6970 aswell?


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