LOL. I nearly fell off my chair when I read that XGI still exists. But well, if there is really a free and working driver... wow. That's at least a start. Supporting ARM arch sounds awesome though otherwise it seems to have the state of VIA. Just starting to feature at least EXA. Well. Better than nothing.
lol, again. Yeah, I'm also dreaming. But this would be really awesome.
Originally Posted by d4ddi0
Yesterday I received my Always Innovating touchbook that is beagleboard based. Means: TI ARM CPU and a PowerVR GPU. Hardware-side should be nice (decoding HD videos with milliwatts of power uptake and such) but til now I only know of binary blobs.
Iirc poulsbo on intel is also PowerVR. Made for intel not by intel. But lacking all kinds of driver/specs.
I mean the whole beagleboard thing is open, free blahblah all nice but kinda spoiled if such a GPU is added.
But it is a good dream of yours, d4ddi0. And sometimes dreams come true. I really hope so and I hope it will be soon. Since I am really tired of having e.g. my VIA CLE266 around for years and still no real 3d or EXA. I mean it is so outdated now but since it is on-board in a laptop I can't just exchange it.
Me too. Since then I just put ATI cards/chips whereever possible in my boxes. (Okay I could have used intel but I stay with the cute green/red bulldog that is clawing and biting in the blue giant's leg.)
I bought an ATI card on just the announcement that they were opening their specs.
Would anyone think it might be worth to try a petition or something to convinge PowerVR/imgtec to give specs/open & free driver?
Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!