I'm sure the driver is fine for "light" usage, but that's like driving a steam engine in the era of the TGV.
I'm glad you're getting 200fps in Q3, but how much does an open source score in Unigine's Heaven?
And it may not have occurred to you, but pushing unfinished drivers down people's throats is also part of the reason gaming is suffering on linux, too. Who's going to develop games for a platform that barely supports OpenGL2.1 on 7 years old hardware?
I don't understand you, bug77. If you insist on highest video performance, nobody is stopping you from using blobs.
A year ago, we were happy running gears on r600c, and today you want now heaven.
Things do not work that. At lest programming.
I am proud user of r600c@work, and nouveau@home(waiting for Llano with r600g), and nobody gonna turn me back to blobs.
Here, I run the following using a low-end HD4550 and r600g:
Doom3 + RoE
World of Goo
and they are fine. But I'm not much of a gamer, other people run more stuff. Pretty much everything I've tried, works.
Also power saving is OK, Xvideo and xrandr are excellent (nvidia blob still doesn't support this), and the thing is stable.
I'm very glad that you refuse to look at open drivers because of your serious need for "Heaven" but please do not intentionally spread lies to confuse users, OK?
"VESA", what an idiot
I've finished Overture and Black Plague, and got bored with Requiem about 2/3 through.
I think I was using r600c back then, but it should work with r600g too.
Or are you thinking about Amnesia: Dark Descent? That used to be broken, but is working now, according to the RadeonProgram wiki.
Oh wow, I played it first with fglrx and the old config always produced
on starting. With a new config it works. So forget what I said, it was not a missing OpenGL extension.Init low level graphics
Setting video mode: 800 x 600 - 32 bpp
ERROR: Could not set display mode setting a lower one!
FATAL ERROR: Unable to initialize display!