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Posted by amigakit on 2013/11/17 16:43:31 (2285 reads) News by the same author
Software News

New RadeonHD Driver Release

Cardiff, 15th November 2013

A-EON Technology is pleased to announce that Version 1.0 RC2 (0.57) of the RadeonHD driver for AmigaOS 4.1 is now available for free download for AmigaONE X1000 and other registered customers.

Registered customers: http://www.a-eon.com/?page=download&os=amigaos
New customers: http://www.a-eon.com/?page=radeonhd

The new Version 1.0 RC2 (Release candidate) adds a few new features and bug fixes which improves card initialisation and solves intermittent boot problems which affected some Sapphire RadeonHD 6570 cards. The fixes and improvements include:-

Golden register initialisation code added (golden registers are a table of registers supplied by AMD's hardware engineers to be initialised on startup)

Improved the VGA (UBOOT/CFE screen) shutdown code for Evergreen+ chipsets. This solves the intermittent boot problems which affected some Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 cards. (and possibly others)

About the RadeonHD driver: The driver supports 2D and Compositing under AmigaOS 4.1 with a wide range of RadeonHD graphics cards including: the X1300-X1950 series, HD4000 series, "Evergreen" HD5000 series, "Northern Islands" HD6000 series and "Southern Island" HD7000 series RadeonHD cards. The RadeonHD driver development was commissioned by A-EON Technology for its ground breaking AmigaONE X1000 computer.

Please visit AmigaKit's website to obtain compatible RadeonHD graphics cards: www.amigakit.com

About the developer: Hans de Ruiter is an electrical & electronic engineer and leading AmigaOS developer and Amiga enthusiast. His website - HDRLab - details various projects, many of which are AmigaOS related. The biggest of these is the RadeonHD driver for AmigaOS, an ambitious project that aims to deliver modern graphics capabilities for the AmigaOS platform.

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Published: 2013/11/17 17:00  Updated: 2013/11/17 17:00
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 Re: New RadeonHD Driver Release
Nice work by hans.
Published: 2013/11/17 18:10  Updated: 2013/11/17 18:10
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 Re: New RadeonHD Driver Release
Nice, just starting to download...
Published: 2013/11/17 19:32  Updated: 2013/11/17 19:32
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 Re: New RadeonHD Driver Release
Thanks for the update :)
Published: 2013/11/17 20:03  Updated: 2013/11/17 20:03
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 Re: New RadeonHD Driver Release
Thank you very much for the ongoing support
Published: 2013/11/18 2:12  Updated: 2013/11/18 2:12
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 Re: New RadeonHD Driver Release
Good work Hans! Great to see the progress.
Published: 2013/11/18 7:25  Updated: 2013/11/18 7:25
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 Re: New RadeonHD Driver Release
Good work Hans!
Published: 2013/11/18 16:17  Updated: 2013/11/18 16:18
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 Re: New RadeonHD Driver Release
For those of you that prefer the RadeonHD DVD for AmigaOS as a retail pack, we offer this new DVD on our webstore here: USA Customers: http://www.amigakit.us/product_info.php?products_id=1107 Europe Customers: http://www.amigakit.eu/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1107 United Kingdom Customers: http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/c ... info.php?products_id=1107 Canadian Customers http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/c ... info.php?products_id=1107 Rest Of World: http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/c ... info.php?products_id=1107
Published: 2013/11/18 22:18  Updated: 2013/11/18 22:18
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 Re: New RadeonHD Driver Release
Thanks. I look forward to trying this out. I occasionaly have boot problems so I am hoping this will stop them from happening as they are quite frustrating.
Published: 2013/11/19 1:31  Updated: 2013/11/19 1:31
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 Re: New RadeonHD Driver Release
Thanks Hans & A-Eon! We're getting closer
Published: 2013/11/19 9:34  Updated: 2013/11/19 9:34
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 Re: New RadeonHD Driver Release
> New Users: This DVD will provide one non-commercial
> licence for a AmigaOS computer to use the RadeonHD driver up to version 1.0
(Taken from Amigakit Homepage)

non-commercial? I use my OS4 System on a commercial base as well, can you pleas comment on this?

Thanx and regards
Published: 2013/11/19 17:15  Updated: 2013/11/19 17:15
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 Re: New RadeonHD Driver Release

non-commercial? I use my OS4 System on a commercial base as well, can you pleas comment on this?

This effectively means that whenever you are using your OS4 system for business, you need to cover your monitor with a blanket.
Published: 2013/11/20 11:08  Updated: 2013/11/20 11:08
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 Re: New RadeonHD Driver Release
Thanks. Now waiting for Hyperion for 3D
Published: 2014/1/26 12:59  Updated: 2014/1/26 12:59
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 Radeon HD driver
Thanks A-eon and Hans for the driver I have obtained a pci to pci-e adaptor and also a Sapphire Radeon HD4350 card. My machine is a non modified A1XEG4 with a ppc 7457 1267mhz with altivec enabled. with just the HD4350 card in the 33 MHz pci slot the machine boots up to kickstart and then freezes, it is looking for a file but I don't know which one. as per the instructions I have manually edited the devs monitor files and have also tried to boot with both the HD4350 and my old agp radeon 9000 card together with monitors attached to each. but on both cards the bootup stops after loading kickstart. the machine works fine with just the radeon9000 connected do I have some files missing from kickstart? the Radeon chip and pci chip are there and I have purchased and installed RadeonHD driver software?
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