Thanks for the update. Did you see notable performance gains moving to the 3850?
A shame about the chip failure.
Based upon that, I would guesstimate the 3850 AGP to have been about 1.5x to 2.5x faster than my 2600XT AGP (both with 512 MB GDDR3 memory on-board).
Side-note: my 2600XT AGP is the H.I.S. IceQ Turbo overclocked edition (so overclocked in hardware, e.g. even in Linux, rather than via the Windows driver)
so performance gains coming from a "normal" 2600XT or Pro may be slightly bigger.
I use mostly Windows XP for gaming and therefore graphical benchmarking (The few Linux OpenGL apps/games I mentioned are what I can use / play when my PC is booted into Linux doing other stuff in the background which is the common situation most of the time)
Unfortunately Windows Service Pack 3 broke my XP install (no, I do not have the AMD + Intel power management driver issue, it's much worse)
so I couldn't benchmark for want of having to re-install XP.
All in good time, assuming I get a working 3850 AGP back rather than my money ....
jump through hoops to get my agp x1950 working in linux. Maybe the 3850 is the same?
fglrxinfo: ../../src/xcb_io.c:350: _XReply: Assertion `!dpy->xcb->reply_data' failed.
I've spent a lot of time searching, tried removing dkms, all references to old kernels and old fglrx and still no luck. If anyone has a good suggestion, let me know, but so far everyting I've tried is useless.
I just got my 3850 card (AGP) working with the guide from http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide and the 8.5 driver. Even a skilled monkey could do this... Now if only I had an Island like in the good ol days. anyway in the past and with "Envy" I newer got it to work... 3d but no accel I always use PPracer as real world test software.
If any one got succes experience with a later driver or with radeonhd xorg beta (mesa 7.1) and 3d for games I would be a happy camper / but I guess that one is even more tricky
I recently installed my AGP HD3850 on SuSE 10.2 using the update catalyst version 8.10.
In summary I can state:
I have NEVER EVER EVER experienced such a simple grafics card installation with linux. I followed precisely AMD's install instruction, 15 min later and everything worked great, including 3D Games / OpenGL apps etc...