Tag Archives: A10-6800K

Installing the Proprietary AMD Catalyst 15.9 (fglrx 15.201) driver on Fedora 22 with Linux Kernel 4.1.6

Update 2:  Check out the next post in the series for bad news regarding the Crimson driver and my GPU. TL;DR My God.  They’ve actually whittled down the necessary patching to two [Update 1:  thanks to iUser and Pyracmon below … Continue reading

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Benchmark: Overclocked Richland A10-6800K APU on Fedora 22 with AMD Catalyst/fglrx 15.7

I just thought I’d report that, on a machine with the following specs: Richland 4.1 GHz A10-6800K APU [GPU Overclocked to 1050 MHz, Standard Voltage] Corsair H80 Cooling System Fedora 22 KDE Spin Kernel Version: 4.1.6-200.fc22.x86_64 AMD Catalyst/fglrx Driver Version … Continue reading

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Benchmarking the AMD Proprietary Catalyst 14.4 (fglrx) Driver on Fedora 20

Conclusion Up Front:  It appears the Catalyst 14.4 Release Candidate driver for Linux provides huge performance gains over both previous iterations of the proprietary AMD Catalyst (fglrx) driver and the new proprietary AMD Catalyst 14.4 (not the Release Candidate) driver … Continue reading

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Installing the Proprietary AMD Catalyst 14.4 Release Candidate Driver (with Benchmarks!)

The installation procedure is the same as previous iterations.  See my notes on the 14.3 version if you’d like to see change observations there, or see the post on installing the 14.2 version for full instructions. Some people are apparently … Continue reading

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Benchmark: Updating the GA-F2A88XM-D3H BIOS to Version f6b

Well, here are the results from the previous benchmarks with BIOS f5: Unigine Heaven v4.0 @ 1920×1080:  6.13 fps Unigine Heaven v4.0 @ 1600×900:  8.27 fps Unigine Tropics v1.3 @ 1920×1080:  24.29 fps Unigine Tropics v1.3 @ 1600×900:  29.47 fps … Continue reading

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Updating the Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H BIOS

In the previous post I mention the following announcements in my kernel ring buffer (visible through the dmesg utility): [Firmware Bug]:  AMD-Vi:  IOAPIC[0] not in IVRS table [Firmware Bug]:  AMD-Vi:  No southbridge IOAPIC found [Firmware Bug]:  AMD-Vi:  Disabling interrupt remapping … Continue reading

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Overclocking the A10-6800k (Richland 4.1 GHz) (Update: Benchmarks!)

So, I attempted to use AMD Overdrive to overclock my Richland 4.1 GHz A10-6800k on my Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H.  The 2133 MHz RAM I’m using should allow the GPU to operate under fairly optimal conditions given current hardware standards. Unfortunately, while … Continue reading

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