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Thread: S3 Announces New GPU, Magical Linux Driver

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    Default S3 Announces New GPU, Magical Linux Driver

    Phoronix: S3 Announces New GPU, Magical Linux Driver

    In addition to VIA announcing a register documentation drop and driver partnership, S3 Graphics, which is a VIA Technologies joint venture company, has announced a new graphics card. Earlier this year S3 announced the Chrome 440 GTX, but today's press release christens the Chrome 500 series...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Njg2Nw

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    So is this register-compatible with any of the documented IGPs, or is it a different family?

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    My gut-feeling is that they just tried to fish for some additional press-attantion with this. If anyone pokes them refering to their press-release I'd expect a reply along the lines "Oops, did we mention Linux there. Nah sorry, that was just a typo."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacSlow View Post
    My gut-feeling is that they just tried to fish for some additional press-attantion with this. If anyone pokes them refering to their press-release I'd expect a reply along the lines "Oops, did we mention Linux there. Nah sorry, that was just a typo."

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    Still waiting on a reply from them

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    ATI already has a OpenGL 3.0 Driver since Catalyst 8.9

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    Quote Originally Posted by thacrazze View Post
    ATI already has a OpenGL 3.0 Driver since Catalyst 8.9
    But does it work?

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    This would be pretty nice if it does work out. Maybe even a competitor to Radeon HD4350, they appear to be priced similarly.

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    Michael Larabel wrote some really negatively biased articles there. Why so much scepticism?
    Clearly via/s3 is on the right path - they deserve some gratification and encouragement (especially the latter).

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