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    Default AMD Catalyst 10.9 to Release 15/9/10-usa time

    Hi yall,

    kudos to Rage3D, where I read this title first.

    After many years of following this drivers slow development, one again wonders what will break and what will work....

    The team writing "fglrx" is far, far too small, still. Perhaps someone could make the management a cup of coffee?

    Unlike the olden days, nVida hardware is borked, unless you don't mind heat, loud fans and of course bumpgates....

    I'm feeling somewhat trapped, between the devil and the deep blue sea.

    Perhaps my next video card will be an Intel, though there drivers seems ro be "challenged" also.

    Oh well, at least Civ V is due out in a week or so. I wonder if my 5850 will handle that?

    GreekGeek :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreekGeek View Post
    Hi yall,

    kudos to Rage3D, where I read this title first.

    After many years of following this drivers slow development, one again wonders what will break and what will work....

    The team writing "fglrx" is far, far too small, still. Perhaps someone could make the management a cup of coffee?

    Unlike the olden days, nVida hardware is borked, unless you don't mind heat, loud fans and of course bumpgates....

    I'm feeling somewhat trapped, between the devil and the deep blue sea.

    Perhaps my next video card will be an Intel, though there drivers seems ro be "challenged" also.

    Oh well, at least Civ V is due out in a week or so. I wonder if my 5850 will handle that?

    GreekGeek :-/
    they chance the stradegie with the 10-6 up to 10-10 all catalyst versions are just bugfixreleases…

    after 4 months of bugfixing we will get a stable driver (10.10) ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qaridarium View Post
    they chance the stradegie with the 10-6 up to 10-10 all catalyst versions are just bugfixreleases…

    after 4 months of bugfixing we will get a stable driver (10.10) ;-)
    i have to see that happening lol, since 10.2 to 10.8 is a havoc of a mess in my 4850x2 or maybe is that radeon is so nice already for my basic wine gaming(civ4 bts 3.19 already work with less glitches than fglrx lol) and desktop that fglrx just dont cut it anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrch2k8 View Post
    i have to see that happening lol, since 10.2 to 10.8 is a havoc of a mess in my 4850x2 or maybe is that radeon is so nice already for my basic wine gaming(civ4 bts 3.19 already work with less glitches than fglrx lol) and desktop that fglrx just dont cut it anymore
    why do you buy a x2 for linux use ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qaridarium View Post
    why do you buy a x2 for linux use ?
    1.) well i have windows 7 x64 for games i cannot run under wine like crisis warfare/batman arkham assylum/ mass effect/ CODMW2/etc. and i kinda like to max out everything to insane levels like 16x AA

    2 was cheaper than a 4870x2/gtx295 but way faster than a 4890

    3 waiting for opencl, when the day comes i want to encode my videos using as many cores as possible from my big GPU

    4 when radeon begin to accept multigpu render to scream more fPS in wine

    5 it takes 1 pciE instead of 2, so my msi 790fx GD-70 can handle 4 cards/ aka 8 GPU

    6 good enough for near future until the top x2 card from southern island reach the market aka i want a 6970 or 6870x2 card and a quad socket mobo with 4 opteron 16 bulldozer cores(??)

    btw i initially have 2 4850x2 but i decided to sell one and buy a gtx285 for one of my office's workstation

    since i don't spend much of my money in social life i like to buy the bigger hardware i can for my pc's every 2 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrch2k8 View Post
    1.) well i have windows 7 x64 for games i cannot run under wine like crisis warfare/batman arkham assylum/ mass effect/ CODMW2/etc. and i kinda like to max out everything to insane levels like 16x AA
    i drop windows and this kind of games 4-5 years ago ...

    i'm happy with old games and wine and OS games.





    Quote Originally Posted by jrch2k8 View Post
    2 was cheaper than a 4870x2/gtx295 but way faster than a 4890
    3 waiting for opencl, when the day comes i want to encode my videos using as many cores as possible from my big GPU
    do you know of the hardware bug in the r700 ?
    there are 2 gpu caches important for openCL and R700 emulate 1 of this cache in the vram!
    an R600 theoretical can handle openCL to but r600 neet to emulate 2 of 2 caches in vram

    in openCL a passiv cooled 5750 75watt can beat your hd4850X2! because of the vram emulatet gpu cache!


    Quote Originally Posted by jrch2k8 View Post
    4 when radeon begin to accept multigpu render to scream more fPS in wine
    there is no roadmap or plan to get multigpu rendering for the radeon driver.

    the radeon mesa driver is fokused on single gpu cards

    mesa 7.9 brings opengL2.1 and r800 support and mesa8.0 brings opengl3 and maybe galium3d next is openCL support in my point of view..

    there are zero DEV resources for multigpu rendering...


    Quote Originally Posted by jrch2k8 View Post
    since i don't spend much of my money in social life i like to buy the bigger hardware i can for my pc's every 2 years
    hey me to but i'm poor ;-) but yes my social life is the same

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