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    Default AMD: Accelerating Open-Source Drivers?

    Phoronix: AMD: Accelerating Open-Source Drivers?

    So far today at Phoronix we've published the AMD 8.41 Display Driver Preview, ATI R300/400 Linux Performance, ATI R500 Linux Performance, and ATI Radeon HD 2900XT Linux Performance -- yet, it's only ten minutes past midnight! However, looking at AMD's official statement on the Linux driver, there is a rather interesting sentence about good things to come...

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

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    Can't wait !

    Keep up the good work Phoronix guy(s?) !

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    Hey guys,

    You can help by Digging this (if you have a Digg account and only if you think it's Digg-worthy).

    http://digg.com/linux_unix/Breakthro...0_Times_Faster

    It seems like it'll make it into the front page.

    Thanks!

    Roy

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    I just hope when the code is released, it's in a form that can be easily be integrated with current open source drivers. The recent work being done on AVIVO and the ati open source drivers is very good.

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    Default Could AMD be about to release R300/400 specs?

    That's the obvious inference, if AMD would rather concentrate on the R500/600 chips these days. I am assuming that R300/400 is purely "legacy" hardware now.

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    Default hooray for ATI

    there is now a chance that i will purchase an ATI/AMD video card.

    i have always preffered AMD and I have wanted to purchase ATI since the acquisition, but found myself totally unable to do so in the face of awful linux drivers.

    i know the hardware is equivalent to that of nVidia, so with the driver issue out of the way i may well be tempted to buy ATI vid-cards in future.

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    I am assuming that R300/400 is purely "legacy" hardware now.
    it will be legacy when more people will have r600/r500 than r300/r400. currently it's far from it.

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    AMD's efforts are indeed focused on the R600 (and R500) series.

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    Default I see...

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    AMD's efforts are indeed focused on the R600 (and R500) series.
    So it would make good business-sense for AMD to offload the on-going driver support for any R300/400 based hardware to the Open Source community, and then delete that support from the shiny, new fglrx code-base?

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    it's nice that you guys know.

    But i feel like a horse running after a carret suspended 10 feet ahead from a fishing pole.

    It would be epic if it's an opensource hardware accelerated 3D driver, but then again, maybe we will just get 7 more slides about the release train ...

    I'm just impatient, have struggled quite a bit... currently have no 3D on xorg 7.3.. and even building it against my current kernel is a challenge. o and that control pannel has a nice feature of segfaulting

    But if I would have to make a wish list:
    - opensource (i'm not too fanatic on this one, but would be brilliant, no more binary patching away watermarks or other crashes)
    - aiglx support
    - performance improvement
    - when loading display the text "rolz is great" in big golden letters instead of logo's

    I'd say there allowed to drop one of those, and i would still be happy
    Last edited by rolz; 09-05-2007 at 08:51 AM.

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