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    Default Catalyst 10.1 "faster 2D"?

    According to this:

    http://www.behardware.com/news/10636...their-way.html

    Catalyst 10.1 will provide "Improvement of 2D performance in Linux".

    One thing that jumps out of this though, is:

    "AMD has supplied us with a document giving information"

    How come Phoronix doesn't get such "documents"?

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    Ubuntu 9.10/opensuse 11.2 support? Does this mean the latest kernel is supported?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a12ctic View Post
    Ubuntu 9.10/opensuse 11.2 support? Does this mean the latest kernel is supported?

    Both of those distros use 2.6.31 kernels.

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    This might mean anything from "They improved a common codepath a little" to "They finally implemented EXA".

    My guess would be the first, possibly obsoleting the no_backfill hacks. There has been some talk about this, and bridgman more or less confirmed that they were doing something about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    "AMD has supplied us with a document giving information"

    How come Phoronix doesn't get such "documents"?
    Probably because Michael likes NVIDIA more nowadays. ;-)

    According to behardware.com information, the only improvements for Linux Catalyst for the next months are:
    - Improvement of 2D performance in Linux
    - Support for Ubuntu 9.10 and OpenSUSE 11.2
    Really, only that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbeauche View Post
    According to behardware.com information, the only improvements for Linux Catalyst for the next months are:

    - Improvement of 2D performance in Linux
    - Support for Ubuntu 9.10 and OpenSUSE 11.2

    Really, only that?
    That's what we deserve. I mean, we bought their stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rohcQaH View Post
    This might mean anything from "They improved a common codepath a little" to "They finally implemented EXA".

    My guess would be the first, possibly obsoleting the no_backfill hacks. There has been some talk about this, and bridgman more or less confirmed that they were doing something about it.
    no exa.. they only do some other optimizations..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    According to this:

    http://www.behardware.com/news/10636...their-way.html

    Catalyst 10.1 will provide "Improvement of 2D performance in Linux".
    The linked article actually says "AMD has supplied us with a document giving information on the improvements that will be implemented over the course of the next months in Catalyst drivers:"

    I don't think it mentions the Cat 10.1 release anywhere, does it ?

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    course of the next months
    Up to 6 months then?

    Edit:

    One feature per month maybe...

    January - Support for DisplayPort Audio (already in the 9.12 hotfix). (which means no real update this month).
    February - Improvement of 2D performance in Linux.
    March - Support for Ubuntu 9.10 and OpenSUSE 11.2. (New kernel).
    ...

    Last edited by Silverthorn; 01-11-2010 at 11:26 AM.

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    I doubt it was intended to be that specific

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