what do you think: will it have support for opengl 3?
I think ATI's new driver will be pretty decent, when it comes out that is. Will it beat nVidia drivers? I think it may come close in the beginning and if ATI/AMD keep up the work on it, it will in time. But I think on release it will be good enough to please us all......
Or at least I hope.
It would have been nice for AMD/ATI to have released a decent driver (with AIGLX support) in time for Ubuntu 7.10, but now it's too late.
But I'll keep my fingers crossed for the next one... I might be surprised.
I doubt the new driver will beat nVidia's... Not at first instance at least.
And I think it's difficult to compare performance between Windows and Linux, as there is much more things to consider than only the OpenGL driver. Of course the actual driver has very poor performance, but if we could only get near Windows performance, that would be nice.
wtf with the windows comparison already! ATI's OpenGL performance has always been bad, even in windows. The way I remember it, there's little performance difference in OpenGL between the two drivers.
Those of you asking for windows performance are asking for a bad driver! (they might listen).
I want a driver that can fulfill my graphics card's potential (and that's not the windows driver).
If I said anything other than "near future" or "later this year" or "this fall", AMD would probably send a hit squad after me :rolleyes:. Just know that it is in the near future and that fall in the US is very close, or if you consider fall the start when students go back to school, we are in fall already.
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