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hafas
Journeyman III

Is OpenCL missing with the recent Crimson beta driver for legacy GPUs?

I currently own a legacy HD 6950, and I've noticed that applications require or benefit from OpenCL (e.g. Smooth Video Project) aren't running properly any more.

It seems that the GPU isn't recognized as a OpenCL device.

Is it intended? Will it be fixed?

CrimsonGPU-Z

Luxmark

Sincerely

-Hafas

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kyocica1
Journeyman III

Re: Is OpenCL missing with the recent Crimson beta driver for legacy GPUs?

Same here.

I'm using HD6630m 'n Windows 10 x64.

After installing Crimson Software there's no OpenCl support.

bill00000111
Journeyman III

Re: Is OpenCL missing with the recent Crimson beta driver for legacy GPUs?

Same problem using linux, AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series

clinfo and examples in SDK:

     -segfault when not run as root,

     -do not see a GPU

reverting to amd-catalyst-15.9-linux-installer-15.201.1151-x86.x86_64.zip and the problems disappear

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darthsidiouspt
Adept I

Re: Is OpenCL missing with the recent Crimson beta driver for legacy GPUs?

Hey AMD, are there any plans to fix this? It's still broken in Crimson 16.2.1.

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ray_m
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Is OpenCL missing with the recent Crimson beta driver for legacy GPUs?

The HD6000 series have moved into legacy status, there are no plans for any driver updates for these products,

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darthsidiouspt
Adept I

Re: Is OpenCL missing with the recent Crimson beta driver for legacy GPUs?

Yes, I already know that Mr. Ray. The point is: OpenCL was working fine in Catalyst drivers, and since the launch of Crimson (which I'm grateful by that) it's been broken, which means it doesn't work. If I'm reading right, you're saying that AMD has no interest in fixing that?
Don't get me wrong, I know the hardware is obsolete, but is it asking too much to have a final driver working correctly?

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afterlife
Adept II

Re: Is OpenCL missing with the recent Crimson beta driver for legacy GPUs?

I'm in the same boat... It's been a couple of Crimson releases for these non-gcn cards and it hasn't been fixed while we still have some useless stuff like Mantle .dlls and so on which doesn't work on our cards. Shame on you, AMD. I hope someone will fix this issue eventually.

john007
Exemplar

Re: Is OpenCL missing with the recent Crimson beta driver for legacy GPUs?

Hello,

The crimson drivers are not stable you will see no benefit using the drivers with a 6 series.

Maybe try out the RadeonPro mod drivers.

Download | RadeonPro - AMD Radeon™ Unleashed

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mirh
Adept III

Re: Is OpenCL missing with the recent Crimson beta driver for legacy GPUs?

RadeonPro isn't a driver..

And besides, Crimson added custom resolutions official support fyi.

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hardcoregames_
Big Boss

Re: Is OpenCL missing with the recent Crimson beta driver for legacy GPUs?

OpenCL is present with Crimson 16.7.2 etc, GPU-Z shows it as present.

AFAIK nobody is using it much as DX12 is more or less taking over with Windows 10 being widely adopted

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