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Thread: ATI Radeon HD 5850/5870 On Linux?

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    You mean there's something good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whizse View Post
    Heh, one review listed "low power consumption" as a pro, I guess it depends on what you're comparing with
    I'm comparing with the rating of my power supply, the consumption of the rest of my system, and my expectations for fan noise. The idle efficiency improvements are impressive, but I just don't think that a "high-end" card is a reasonable choice for this box. Ideally I'd like to get a fanless card, but more realistically I'm hoping for "mid-range" or "mainstream performance" or whatever they're calling it, with power under load in the neighborhood of 100W and a single-slot form factor.

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    The midrange part is due out in Q4, so maybe a couple months. I doubt it will be fanless, though. Low end cards based on r800 are scheduled for Q1 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Sixpack View Post
    It may not be popular, but I don't really care because it's the honest truth...

    Have you even read the last few phoronix.com summaries for Linux Catalyst releases? They're less about actually news and reporting, and more about negative slanting ans fanning the flames. Absolutely no mention of what's added and what's fixed - just a bunch of complaining about Xvba when truthfully most non-experts don't even know what the hell it is. No balance whatsoever.

    With the lack of journalistic integrity we've seen as of late in regards to AMD/ATI, I would suspect this would be the last website to get a tech preview. I mean seriously, in the end you'll only highlight the bad and gloss over everything that's good.
    Good thing you're here to show them how to set the standard, by highlighting both the good and the bad sides of phoronix.com..

    That aside, I'm looking forward to seeing how fast the open source driver will be able to pick up the 5XXX-series. Also to seeing if AMD will be able to release documentation for it soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anbog View Post
    Good thing you're here to show them how to set the standard, by highlighting both the good and the bad sides of phoronix.com..

    That aside, I'm looking forward to seeing how fast the open source driver will be able to pick up the 5XXX-series. Also to seeing if AMD will be able to release documentation for it soon.
    Nice try.

    The topic was about AMD, and how they didn't provide phoronix with a sample. Not about Linux as a whole, not about phoronix as a whole. If you don't see it, no biggie - but that's an invalid comparison and a rather childish rolling of the eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Sixpack View Post
    It may not be popular, but I don't really care because it's the honest truth....
    What a funny situation I was considering Phoronix to be site with conection to ATI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex-Cyber View Post
    I'm comparing with the rating of my power supply, the consumption of the rest of my system, and my expectations for fan noise. The idle efficiency improvements are impressive, but I just don't think that a "high-end" card is a reasonable choice for this box. Ideally I'd like to get a fanless card, but more realistically I'm hoping for "mid-range" or "mainstream performance" or whatever they're calling it, with power under load in the neighborhood of 100W and a single-slot form factor.
    Yeah, I'm actually looking for something similar.

    The HD 4770 with passive cooling a couple of manufacturers showcased a while back would have been nice, but it doesn't seem like these ever went into production?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ObiWan View Post
    The driver the 5870 ships with is a 9.10 beta (8.66)
    So it's very likley that the 5870 works with the 9.10 beta driver for Ubuntu 9.10.
    8.660 in ubuntu 9.10 is to old 8.661 will be the first linux catalyst driver supports a 5870.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixxer_Linux View Post
    Who cares having a linux support for HD5850 / 5870 ?
    Find first a game that can already overload an HD4870 / 4890 AND that runs natively with linux !

    That's not to say ATI shouldn't give that linux support on the same day as the windows support...
    vegastrike is able to overload a 3870 and put some heavy load on 4870s. So there you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by energyman View Post
    vegastrike is able to overload a 3870 and put some heavy load on 4870s. So there you are.
    most of the mod's of TA-Spring can also kick all of the VGAs to the SUN...

    only becouse of the 50000 trupps... and grafic effects!

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