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Offline amigakit

AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
« on: April 01, 2015, 03:54:28 PM »
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.



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« Last Edit: April 02, 2015, 10:48:51 AM by amigakit »
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Offline F1Lupo

Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2015, 04:28:11 PM »
from my post at aw.net:

thanks to Hans & A-Eon for every update as it's much appreciated and needed :pint:  :-D

now for a simpleton like me does this mean we can now go back to using full warp3d instead of wazp3d??
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Offline Rob

Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2015, 04:44:28 PM »
Quote from: klx300r;787136
from my post at aw.net:

thanks to Hans & A-Eon for every update as it's much appreciated and needed :pint:  :-D

now for a simpleton like me does this mean we can now go back to using full warp3d instead of wazp3d??


Provided you have one of the listed video cards.
 

Offline eliyahu

Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2015, 04:52:39 PM »
@thread

don't forget to update to the new minigl release if you haven't already (link). i've been fortunate enough to beta test the new W3D software from hans. the wait has been worth it. :)

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Offline F1Lupo

Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2015, 05:19:36 PM »
Quote from: eliyahu;787142
@thread

don't forget to update to the new minigl release if you haven't already (link). i've been fortunate enough to beta test the new W3D software from hans. the wait has been worth it. :)

-- eliyahu

lucky you I've got a Radeon HD6850 and sadly this release is only for 7 series cards it appears:confused:
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Offline amigakit

Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2015, 06:32:17 PM »
@klx300r

This is an A-EON Technology commissioned project.  The brief was given to Hans de Ruiter to develop a 3D driver for the Southern Islands cards.

A-EON has also paid for second driver for Evergreen cards which cover the 5000 and 6000 series.  This is still in development.
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Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2015, 06:45:30 PM »


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Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2015, 07:15:52 PM »
Well that is good news, a shame older systems are not getting any love. Would love to be able to use my 9800pro in 3d with my Peg2 board under OS4.

But it's great that Warp3D is finally getting some love. Will the OS3.x version also get some updates?

I have a 9200 on my Mediator which would like some support too.
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Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2015, 07:20:31 PM »
Hi Lurch

I am very much wanting to get Warp3D updates organised for Classic.  We hope to have some news when an agreement with a developer is confirmed.

Dont worry - it is not A-EON's intention to miss out Classic :)
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Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2015, 07:24:33 PM »
That's good news then :-) Will stay watching, I'm guessing no luck for my Peg2?
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Offline F1Lupo

Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2015, 07:47:20 PM »
@ amigakit

good news!

@ xeno74

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Offline djrikki

Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2015, 09:22:48 PM »
This is both good news and bad news, on one hand more redundant software becomes available (doors slightly ajar) = good news. On the other hand we are still waiting for Gallium - millions of software becomes available (doors wide open) = bad news.

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Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2015, 11:07:02 PM »
Thanks and very cool. This made my day :)
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Offline ddniUK

Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2015, 11:20:44 PM »
Great news. Got it through Amistore.

Bought myself a RadeonHD R9 270X to celebrate.
 

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Re: AMIStore: Warp3D RadeonHD Southern Islands
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2015, 11:32:22 PM »
@apsturk @ddniuk

Thank you to you both.
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