I know that the AMD OpenCL compiler is not that good. But eh, I just wanted to tell you that LLVM is used by AMD. Nothing more.
Just let pray that they make some progress on their compiler.
Same OpenCL version, same speed, same limitations. The promised "mid July" release became "mid August" and didn't deliver anything. I just have enough, after 2 years of waiting. It's about time to switch back to Nvidia.
I last posted in this thread on May 19, 2014 10:33 PM and here we are nearly 3 months later and despite what seemed positive news and comments it seems no further progress has been made.
My AMD graphics hardware has failed and my next purchase will be nvidia because of this. Its a shame as I do think AMD products offer great value. I'll continue to follow the thread in the hope that all comes good but unfortunately this is too little to late for me.
Not happy about the lack of Info or progress myself, But I would wait till after the 25th of this month. after doing some research online I found AMD is working on updating to LLVM 3.5 for the compiler and if it was me I would not put an updated compiler out till that was finished myself. But that aside I would also post this info here as it is public knowledge if you look for it.
AMD just released CLOC (HSAFoundation/CLOC · GitHub). Can any one here try compiling blender kernel with that? I'm wondering if that compiler is any better than the shipping compiler and eventually replace what is shipping in the current driver. Its description says "cloc: Convert an OpenCL file to brig, hsail, or .o (object) file using the LLVM to HSAIL backend compiler."
I'm here to do little more than add my voice to the crowd. I very much prefer AMD to Nvidia and find the proprietary CUDA framework to be highly distasteful. My dislike of CUDA means that AMD would have to fail, like, hard core, for me to jump ship.
That said, I'm about ready to actually run two video cards in my system: one Nvidia and one AMD. I'm not threatening to leave AMD fohr evarz!1! or anything like that, but it would be a lost sale.
I am new writing here, but i just read all this discusion.
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Can we expect any announcement tomorrow about Cycles, OpenCL, Blender and the AMD compiler? Or may we sit and wait another 30 year more?
Nope. No news. That's not surprising since we know their schedule for these sorts of releases. Our next hope is mid-September.
I understand that OpenCL is still very much in its infancy, but I'm beginning to think that the issues we are encountering with AMD cards must have something to do with hardware as well as software. AMD's drivers aren't well-known for their quality (although they are getting better), but this problem is big and just keeps going. If it is indeed a hardware issue, and I will never expect my current AMD cards to effectively handle more complex OpenCL applications, I wish that AMD would tell me. Yes, I would be a bit angry, but at least I would know.
In theory the catalyst sale August 25, waited since June or will have to wait until September ?.
Amartincolby, I think the same and long. The error is in the amd driver, but at this stage is thought to be in the hardware in my opinion. What is amd what eimpulsa per firepro is priceless for the average user.