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    Phoronix: xf86-video-ati X.Org Driver 6.13 RC2

    Alex Deucher this morning put out the xf86-video-ati 6.12.6 point release, which isn't too interesting, but of greater interest he did put out a second release candidate for the forthcoming KMS-capable xf86-video-ati 6.13 DDX driver. There's already a lot to be found with this long-overdue and major xf86-video-ati 6.13 X.Org driver update, but added to this second release candidate (that's officially v6.12.192) is an ATI R600/700 GPU fix that should significantly improve the performance of EXA DFS acceleration...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODA2NA

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    Overdue ? The 6.13 release was scheduled to coincide with KMS moving out of kernel staging AFAIK, and that only happened in 2.6.33.

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    Exactly in which areas does the EXA DFS/GetImage performance matter? Just curious...

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    One example mentioned on IRC was running a composited desktop over XRender rather than OpenGL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    One example mentioned on IRC was running a composited desktop over XRender rather than OpenGL.
    great !

    so if the opengl performance isn't strong enough yet, there's still the fallback of XRender for kde4

    I'm anxiously awaiting support for Evergreen series: Juniper, Cypress, etc.

    thanks !

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    Sorry for being *buntu-centric, but anyone knows if the GPU fix for R600/700 will be backported for Ubuntu lucid? Many thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mendieta View Post
    Sorry for being *buntu-centric, but anyone knows if the GPU fix for R600/700 will be backported for Ubuntu lucid? Many thanks!
    Lucid will probably follow the 6.13 series until the final release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    Lucid will probably follow the 6.13 series until the final release.
    Ah, I assume by "following" you mean really "back-porting". Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mendieta View Post
    Ah, I assume by "following" you mean really "back-porting". Thanks!
    No need to backport. Lucid isn't released yet, they will just adopt the 6.13rc2 release that includes the change within the next days or so.

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    i'm not sure, but flash videos seems to be no more laggy in firefox with the dfs patch.

    (i'm using a rv620 chipset)

    someone can confirm ?

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