Radeonsi is awesome, beats Catalyst!

Edit: see also Radeonsi is faster than Catalyst with Steam games.

I did some benchmarks of my AMD Radeon HD 7950 using kernel 3.15-rc4 + PTE patches (VRAM page table entry compression) + hyperz (R600_DEBUG=hyperz). I’m also using libdrm git, xf86-video-ati git, llvm 3.5 git, mesa git (OpenGL core profile version string: 3.3 (Core Profile) [...]

drm-next-3.12-20131109.patch.xz available

New patch against 3.12 which backports drm from 3.13-rc1-pre: http://www.linuxsystems.it/linux-drm-graphic-stack-backports/

media-video/mplayer-1.1_rc1_p20120820 with vaapi use flag

I made an updated version of my mplayer-vaapi ebuild.

You can find my media-video/mplayer ebuild with vaapi use flag in my overlay.

[Gentoo] G45/GM45 h264 VA-API video decoding

On May 2011 Intel released G45/GM45 h264 VA-API in their g45-h264 branch. More then one year later they still didn’t merge it to master and no one touched that code in the meantime.

Fortunately if you tweak your system a bit that code is good enough to play a 1080p video with a generous bitrate, [...]

media-video/mplayer-1.0_rc4_p20120116 with vaapi use flag

An mplayer ebuild which supports VA-API hardware acceleration isn’t something you can easily find. There is one in the calculate overlay but it’s quite ancient nowadays. This is why a made a new ebuild based on the latest git code from http://gitorious.org/vaapi/mplayer.

You can find my media-video/mplayer ebuild with vaapi use flag in my overlay.

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