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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycheese View Post
    Power hungry cards are 100$+ range (100 watts upon load and up).
    They also provide GDDR5 memory over 192bit+ buses.
    Im strongly unsure how llano system is gonna compensate that.
    1 exampel : vram you can buy an nvidia tesla for 4000+ with 12gb vram thats poor ! because you can run an Llano with 32gb vram.

    Llano isn't about max speed its the max speed per watt usage.

    the fastest llano will have 100 watt tdp.

    and no other system can beat the llano on speed per watt not an nvidia gpu and not an intel cpu.

    yes sure the cpu part of the software need to support multicore .

    if you build an system with 100 watt tdp with an intel cpu and an nvidia gpu you lose against Llano.




    Quote Originally Posted by crazycheese View Post
    It would just have to use 3-4 memory controllers and up, using 3-4 slots minimal (or more) of DDR3@2000+mhz memory (which you will have to purchase as well).
    no sorry llano only have a dualchannel with 1866mhz+ interface.
    but if you are happy with the speed of the 6550 then you are right there.


    Quote Originally Posted by crazycheese View Post
    Add drivers on top of it(e-350 still required DRM drivers) and you have a deal. Video acceleration? OpenGL3+ support? In far future, if any.
    opengl3 is over 60% ready right now. and Xv is a kind of "Video acceleration"

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    So, 'still can't use ATI with Linux then?

    ATI cards are no good for:

    * video playback - another fail
    * graphics
    * games - ATI still no good with Wine
    * open source drivers only support limited options
    * using newer distros or versions of xorg

    In other words, no change in status. ??????????

    But, if you use Windows, you're okay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panix View Post
    So, 'still can't use ATI with Linux then?
    We've all been using it for years, while you were busy posting about how you are not using it and how you think that you will not use it in the future.

    3d - works
    XVideo - works
    EXA - works
    powersaving - works
    KMS - works
    multiseat - works
    xrandr - works

    More stable than any blob ever.

    Great drivers, great cards. I'm sure you're feeling smug now with your FPS in wine, but if you're so happy, why are you trolling here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panix View Post
    So, 'still can't use ATI with Linux then?

    ATI cards are no good for:

    * video playback - another fail
    * graphics
    * games - ATI still no good with Wine
    * open source drivers only support limited options
    * using newer distros or versions of xorg

    In other words, no change in status. ??????????

    But, if you use Windows, you're okay...
    Panik you are just an liar because i use video playback functions every day with the radeon driver and i use the graphic functionality every day today i play warzone2100 and games still not mean wine only and only the catalyst makes trouble and what is your FUD meaning "limited options" ?? i ise the newest distros and versions of xorg right now i use kubuntu 11.04 alpfa +xorg-edgers but yes you play bullshit bingo very well you got the highscore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qaridarium View Post
    Panik you are just an liar because i use video playback functions every day with the radeon driver and i use the graphic functionality every day today i play warzone2100 and games still not mean wine only and only the catalyst makes trouble and what is your FUD meaning "limited options" ?? i ise the newest distros and versions of xorg right now i use kubuntu 11.04 alpfa +xorg-edgers but yes you play bullshit bingo very well you got the highscore.
    How is that lying when it's speculation based on user experiences and information?

    Does the current Catalyst driver work with the newest X Server? No.

    My point is that the same issues or deficiencies still remain. They might be considered minor but many Linux users seem to indicate some things that are lacking.

    Perhaps, they're satisfactory and sufficient for others. I am not sure whether the lacking features would be a problem for me or not. But, unfortunately, I sometimes need Windows software so I either have to boot up Windoze or use Wine. I'm told a Nvidia card is better for those situations.

    Also, for HTPC use, I'm also told a Nvidia card is better. Still?

    Anyway, I'm looking at the GTX 460 (probably 768mb ver.) and HD 6850 for a card. I think my limit would be $150 or maybe less. But, they seem like good deals right now.

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    gtx 460 should be available even 2nd hand right now. get it and be happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panix View Post
    How is that lying when it's speculation based on user experiences and information?
    You present the speculation as fact rather than identifying it as speculation.

    You also tend strongly towards the most negative interpretation of other user experiences but present your views as balanced.

    Not sure I would call that lying but I wouldn't call it accurate either.

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