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    The New Driver Is Out! Meet Oktoberfest!

    AMD 8.41 Display Driver Preview -- Our first article on this new driver are simply the technical details such as noting this driver has been actually in development for over a year, the AIGLX support that is coming next month, and other relevant information.

    Read More: http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10955

    ATI R300/400 Linux Performance -- We re-tested the Radeon X300 and X800XL with this new driver and it offers some HUGE performance improvements! The Mobility Radeon X300 was as much as 54 times faster compared to the previous ATI Linux driver. The improvements in these older ATI GPUs are simply astonishing.

    Read More: http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10964

    ATI R500 Linux Performance -- With an X1300PRO, X1800XL, X1800XT, and X1950PRO in hand we compared the ATI 8.40 and 8.41 display drivers. The performance improvements for the Radeon X1000 series range from 50% to 90% faster.

    Read More: http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10970

    ATI Radeon HD 2900XT Linux Performance -- Four months after the Radeon HD 2900XT was introduced there is finally proper Linux support! Not only is there support, but it offers a pretty darn good level of performance. In fact, the ATI Radeon HD 2900XT offers the best bang for the buck when it comes to high-end graphics cards. There is also more on the R600 support in general inside this article.

    Read More: http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10973

    AMD: Accelerating Open-Source Drivers? -- Not today, but in the near future AMD will be making an announcement about accelerating efforts within the open-source community. What does this mean? Open-Source ATI Drivers? We will tell you in due time.

    Read More: http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=10977


    More to come later in the morning... It's been a very long day. If there are any test requests or other information you would like to know before the driver actually is downloadable, let me know.

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    Hey... Finally something interesting to read about.

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    I'll say...

    If Michael hadn't already named it...I still like my pet name for 'em...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    If there are any test requests or other information you would like to know before the driver actually is downloadable, let me know.
    Can we see some abuse dished out via Viewperf (Yeah, yeah, I know- it's one of the standard torture tests all the same and NVidia AND AMD/ATI use it as one of their benchmarks)?

    (EDIT) Oh, can we see if the driver actually WORKS with Hypermemory machines properly in UMA, Dedicated, and UMA+Dedicated modes and what performance values we get from all three modes?
    Last edited by Svartalf; 09-05-2007 at 01:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svartalf View Post
    Can we see some abuse dished out via Viewperf (Yeah, yeah, I know- it's one of the standard torture tests all the same and NVidia AND AMD/ATI use it as one of their benchmarks)?
    Some SPECViewPerf benchmarks were done about a month ago. I'll see if I can still locate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svartalf View Post
    Can we see some abuse dished out via Viewperf (Yeah, yeah, I know- it's one of the standard torture tests all the same and NVidia AND AMD/ATI use it as one of their benchmarks)?

    (EDIT) Oh, can we see if the driver actually WORKS with Hypermemory machines properly in UMA, Dedicated, and UMA+Dedicated modes and what performance values we get from all three modes?
    Oh Svartalf, is this the end of our ATi cynical days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by niniendowarrior View Post
    Oh Svartalf, is this the end of our ATi cynical days?
    Heh... I don't know- if they DO keep up at this rate as long as they don't have silicon boo-boos, I think so. I remain on the fence a little longer to see what all they hand us based off of the promises we're about to be given at noon EDT today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svartalf View Post
    Heh... I don't know- if they DO keep up at this rate as long as they don't have silicon boo-boos, I think so. I remain on the fence a little longer to see what all they hand us based off of the promises we're about to be given at noon EDT today.
    Yes... always the skeptical one. You are right to be skeptical. I do hope the driver is true because it's sad for everyone to be built up based on false promises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niniendowarrior View Post
    Yes... always the skeptical one. You are right to be skeptical. I do hope the driver is true because it's sad for everyone to be built up based on false promises.
    Heh... I've reasons to be skeptical. You do. Opera does (Heh... I'd offer advice to chill, but Michael's already done it...twice...). In the end, it's all about what have you done so far and what will you do in the future. If they do what Michael's implying they're about to do, AMD will make up for much of the wrongs of the company they bought.

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    I have a question,what about my X1100 IGP?It belongs to which series?It seemly to be based on X300?

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