By the way, this AMD open source approach makes a lot of sense from a business perspective also. Since better open source support means better android support is AMD moving into this market?
And please correct me if im wrong
AMD did, and what you find related to those AMD assets that they sold off to qualcomm, are the "adreno" parts associated with snapdragon SoC's.
Now here's the crazy thing that I'm seeing....
The UVD parts that AMD continues to use are evolved from the ATI-AMD Xilleon, which was sold/shared to.... BROADCOM, and no doubt is the basis of the 97001x video decoders, FOR WHICH THERE ARE OPEN SOURCE DRIVERS.
So Xilleon is the basis of BOTH UVD as well as CRYSTALHD.
Just how much of crystalhd is applicable to uvd?
It would be real nice to see open source drivers working the UVD.
Nice to see
This code dump happened much quicker than i thought. If power management works reasonably on netbooks equipped with such a chip, i'd happily ditch my current atom netbook for a fusion-based one.
Seemingly, the past few years of playing catch-up and building a platform for decent OSS drivers (with the rest of the OSS driver community, of course) are paying off... well done!
This also fits well with the MeeGo joining; my guess would be that AMD wants to get a piece of the most trendy cake available at the moment - the tablet market.
As for UVD, I'd rather want a decent VA-API implmentation over shaders in gallium than hackish UVD support that can get AMD into legal trouble with the content mafia (leading most definitely to trouble for the amd-employed OSS driver coders and their rather OSS-friendly strategy). If we already have gallium sort-of-working, why not use it?
Broadcom has proven that it can be done safely. Content mafia be damned.that can get AMD into legal trouble with the content mafia
There ARE PROBLEMS with the gallium approach.If we already have gallium sort-of-working, why not use it?
1) power consumption,
Gallium can *help* the power consumption and performance problems only, can't come even close to curing it. How would you like to have a fusion tablet that can only play 10 minutes of 1080P, CHOPPY, before running out of battery?
Broadcom chips are even baked into TV's, DVR's, and BD players ***FOR*** image decoding and processing.
They most definitely ARE involved (sucked in to) DRM content protection agreements.
Of course, if you'd read this thread, you would know that already, since this is now the SECOND time I've explained it.