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Amigaworld.net News   Amigaworld.net News : Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore
   posted by amigakit on 25-Oct-2018 10:40:40 (3471 reads)
A-EON Technology is pleased to release the Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore App Store. It is now available to download on Updater tool for those who have ordered it.

This upgrade introduces two important features:

* Breaking the 256MB Video memory barrier in Warp3D Nova and Warp3D "Classic" Southern Islands
* Polaris chipset 2D and 3D support (Radeon RX only)

Everyone that orders this package will receive a licence for the forthcoming Enhancer Software 2 release.

What does it contain?

* RadeonHD version 3.6 driver
* RadeonRX version 1.11 driver
* Warp3D Nova 3D Driver for RadeonRX

Requirements

Enhancer Software version 1.x required. It is recommended to upgrade to the latest Enhancer Software 1.4 before installation of this package.

To use the RadeonHD v3.6 driver, you will need:

* RadeonHD PCI Express Graphics Card (Southern Islands or Oland Chipset)
* A1222
* X1000
* X5000
* A1-500 / SAM 460ex
* SAM 440ep with PCI to PCI-E adapter

To use the RadeonRX driver, you will need:

* Radeon RX 460/470/480/540/550/560(D)/570/580 (Polaris chipset)
* A1222
* X5000
* A1-500 / SAM460: At present there is no Uboot output with the current U-boot Version
but the Machine boots to Workbench without any problems with an RX card and driver installed.

The RadeonRX driver will currently function with the X5000 and A1222. Other systems will require a firmware upgrade before the RadeonRX driver will be functional. Please contact your system manufacturer for details on any planned firmware upgrades.

Upgrades and Payment

AMIStore will automatically calculate upgrade discounts based on the previous version of Enhancer Software that is on your AmiSphere account. This discounted price will be shown when you add the item to your Shopping Bag in AMIStore.

You can pay for this in AMIStore by Paypal or Credit Card. Local sales tax (VAT) will be applied if applicable (only affects EU buyers).

Credits

This work has been the sterling efforts of Amiga Developer Team member, Hans De Ruiter. It has been a year in development and test.

    

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Amigo1 
Re: Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore
Posted on 25-Oct-2018 15:43:04
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@amigakit

Quote:
Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore


Great! Thank for the update!!

Quote:
The CFE source code/development was done prior to us getting involved. We are working to obtain the source code so we can update it for modern graphics cards.


I seize the opportunity to ask if there is any chance to have the USB glitch fixed too?


As it is now, I've found only one KVM switch out of 9 which did not prevent the machine from booting off a powered down status. However the KVM was so lacking in other areas that I did not keep it. And I still think I still need one.

However, none of the KWM switches prevented a machine reboot after OS4 had at leas booted once (by unplugging the KVM, let AmigaOS boot, and plug in KVM). Then I could use the keyboard in CFE too.

Last edited by Amigo1 on 25-Oct-2018 at 03:44 PM.

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nubechecorre 
Re: Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore
Posted on 25-Oct-2018 16:24:37
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From: San remo -Italy-

Thanks! that's a big news!

just a question: if the 256mb barrier is broken, this means that the Vram limit is due to the graphic card? so if the graphic card has 1Gb of Vram i can use on my system 1Gb of Vram?

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Spectre660 
Re: Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore
Posted on 25-Oct-2018 17:47:50
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Until the X5000 graphics DMA isupport s done the Southern Island cards will perform better for video playback than the Polaris cards . The Polaris cards appear to have better performance for Warp3D Nova applications on the X5000 though.

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kas1e 
Re: Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore
Posted on 25-Oct-2018 19:16:38
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@Spectre
Quote:

Until the X5000 graphics DMA isupport s done the Southern Island cards will perform better for video playback than the Polaris cards .


Why so ?

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gregthecanuck 
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Posted on 25-Oct-2018 19:28:45
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Congratulations Hans! Another big release. Well done.

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Why 
Re: Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore
Posted on 25-Oct-2018 21:23:49
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Posts: 40
From: Unknown

Hi,

I tried to purchase the upgrade and failed.

First

When opening my AmiStore app I get the following
error messages:

+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found

then after a while AmiStore loads, but will not let me login. I get the
following message:

Unable to login to your AMISphere account:

Download client cannot be started
(check AMIStore installation or if RexxMast running)

I can however, browse the site.


I last successfully logged into AmiStore about a month ago, and as
far as I recall, I have not changed anything in the interim.

I downloaded and installed the new app with the same results.

Updater is showing me my purchases and upgrades.

Suggestions/help on resolving my problem will be greatly appreciated.

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Why 
Re: Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore
Posted on 25-Oct-2018 21:24:33
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Posts: 40
From: Unknown

Hi,

I tried to purchase the upgrade and failed.

First

When opening my AmiStore app I get the following
error messages:

+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found

then after a while AmiStore loads, but will not let me login. I get the
following message:

Unable to login to your AMISphere account:

Download client cannot be started
(check AMIStore installation or if RexxMast running)

I can however, browse the site.


I last successfully logged into AmiStore about a month ago, and as
far as I recall, I have not changed anything in the interim.

I downloaded and installed the new app with the same results.

Updater is showing me my purchases and upgrades.

Suggestions/help on resolving my problem will be greatly appreciated.

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Why 
Re: Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore
Posted on 25-Oct-2018 21:24:38
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Joined: 7-Aug-2003
Posts: 40
From: Unknown

Hi,

I tried to purchase the upgrade and failed.

First

When opening my AmiStore app I get the following
error messages:

+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found

then after a while AmiStore loads, but will not let me login. I get the
following message:

Unable to login to your AMISphere account:

Download client cannot be started
(check AMIStore installation or if RexxMast running)

I can however, browse the site.


I last successfully logged into AmiStore about a month ago, and as
far as I recall, I have not changed anything in the interim.

I downloaded and installed the new app with the same results.

Updater is showing me my purchases and upgrades.

Suggestions/help on resolving my problem will be greatly appreciated.

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Spectre660 
Re: Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore
Posted on 25-Oct-2018 21:30:07
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Posts: 3705
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@kas1e

Apparently Caused by the Dynamic Power Management .
It affects the memory copy rates without DMA.

Sam460ex Polaris 11

MemCopy Score: 560.22
Operation MiB/s
Copy to VRAM 256.58
Write Pixel Array 611.38
Copy from VRAM 37.20
Read Pixel Array 37.65
----------------------------------------------------
X5000/20 Polaris 11

MemCopy Score: 291.62
Operation MiB/s
Copy to VRAM 270.07
Write Pixel Array 269.47
Copy from VRAM 22.19
Read Pixel Array 21.93
------------------------------------------------------
X5000/20 Radeon R7-250 (Verde)

MemCopy Score: 582.29
Operation MiB/s
Copy to VRAM 533.16
Write Pixel Array 528.93
Copy from VRAM 53.51
Read Pixel Array 51.90
------------------------------------------------------

Last edited by Spectre660 on 27-Oct-2018 at 11:26 AM.
Last edited by Spectre660 on 25-Oct-2018 at 09:36 PM.

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tommysammy 
Re: Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore
Posted on 26-Oct-2018 3:49:36
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Good news vor all NG user

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kas1e 
Re: Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore
Posted on 26-Oct-2018 5:29:17
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Posts: 3273
From: Russia

@Spectre
If it because of power managment, then probably worse results only in gfxbench, but in realtime apps it still will be faster (?)

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Hypex 
Re: Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore
Posted on 26-Oct-2018 6:45:06
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Posts: 9291
From: Greensborough, Australia

@Why

Quote:
I tried to purchase the upgrade and failed.


Why is it so?

Let's take a look.

Quote:
+++ Error 13 in line 1: Host environment not found


Something is wrong with your ARexx. Has anything happened to it?

Quote:
(check AMIStore installation or if RexxMast running)


Have you checked this? I don't recall if RexxMast acts as a commodity so you could check it with Exchange. But check through this to see why it isn't being loaded on startup.

http://wiki.amigaos.net/wiki/AmigaOS_Manual:_ARexx_Getting_Started

I just realised there isn't an easy Workbench program to list what programs are running.

Quote:
Suggestions/help on resolving my problem will be greatly appreciated.


While you mention it I would suggest not to post the exact same three times in a row and instead wait for a response but that's just me.

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Spectre660 
Re: Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore
Posted on 26-Oct-2018 8:31:48
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Posts: 3705
From: Unknown

@kas1e

The scrutiny of the gfxbench scores was as a result of actual video playback performance.
Video that played back ok with an R9-270X stuttered with an Rx 560 .

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kas1e 
Re: Enhancer Software Graphics Upgrade on AMIStore
Posted on 26-Oct-2018 8:40:12
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Posts: 3273
From: Russia

@Spectre
Well.. then as noone even start to work on x5k dma in graphics.library (and pretty possible noone will), it better to stick with non-polaris cards on x5k instead.

But that strange anyway, the better card and worse results :)) how it can be ? I mean if dma lower it down, it should do for r7 as well, not only for polaris ones.

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Spectre660 
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Posted on 26-Oct-2018 9:59:57
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@kas1e

The Dynamic Power Management is only implemented in the AmigaOS 4.x Radeon RX driver at present so this does not affect the Radeon Southern Island cards.

Listen to Hans AmiWest 2018 Presentation (at about the 6:50 minutes into the video)
Hans Amiwest 2018

Last edited by Spectre660 on 26-Oct-2018 at 10:01 AM.

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kas1e 
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Posted on 26-Oct-2018 11:42:34
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From: Russia

@Spectre
Probably will be good to have some env variable or other version without power managment then, just to see if is it which make it slower without dma. And for x5k users it is minimum few years to live without dma for x5k (if someone will do it ever), so some version without power managment can be handy for sure..

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Spectre660 
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Posted on 26-Oct-2018 12:27:34
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@kas1e

On the Radeon Polaris cards the gpu micro code has to be uploaded via the Dynamic Power Management system .

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kas1e 
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Posted on 26-Oct-2018 15:23:04
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From: Russia

@Spectre
And that operation slow all down in 2 times.. Strange..
Btw, how scored the same Verde which you test on x5k, but on sam where you test polaris ? So to compare it with polaris one on sam.

Last edited by kas1e on 26-Oct-2018 at 03:23 PM.

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Spectre660 
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Posted on 26-Oct-2018 15:40:30
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@kas1e

The Verde card does not work on the Sam460ex.
The Polaris 12 is the same card in the tests on both machines.
Radeon R7-250X results using same card for both Machines .

X5000/20

MemCopy Score: 576.57
Operation MiB/s
Copy to VRAM 532.63
Write Pixel Array 523.35
Copy from VRAM 52.40
Read Pixel Array 50.40

Sam460ex

MemCopy Score: 586.06
Operation MiB/s
Copy to VRAM 304.79
Write Pixel Array 610.16
Copy from VRAM 52.89
Read Pixel Array 52.03

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klx300r 
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Posted on 27-Oct-2018 15:47:54
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@ A-Eon/Amigakit

so do we X1000 owners buy this upgrade now if the the supposed 'firmware update' is not here yet and we have no idea when it will be ????

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