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    Default How Ironic: AMD Pushes Open-Source Llano APU Support

    Phoronix: How Ironic: AMD Pushes Open-Source Llano APU Support

    Last week there was the news post about whether AMD is open-sourcing something next week (this week), which turns out to be based upon a Twitter comment I had made. A discussion about AMD possibly open-sourcing something had ensued, including comments by AMD's John Bridman, where he had said nothing was basically planned. Interestingly though, the initial open-source Llano APU support was just published...

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

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    You better listen when Qaridarium announces the Steam client for Linux.

    Re: news: excellent work again! Being an AMD Fusion (E-350) user myself, I feel this is the future!

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    Qs psychic abilities never cease to amaze me :P If he could just get his James Bond over to the uvd stuff so that we can get the specs for that .

    OK, feeling better for that.

    Thanks anyhow to AMD for pushing, once again, some fresh code and specs to help the xorg developers along.
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    Neat, this sounds very promising.

    Off topic: "Last week there was the news post about whether AMD is open-sourcing something next week (this week)" - Shouldn't it be "Last week there was the news post about whether AMD was open-sourcing something the week after"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    Neat, this sounds very promising.

    Off topic: "Last week there was the news post about whether AMD is open-sourcing something next week (this week)" - Shouldn't it be "Last week there was the news post about whether AMD was open-sourcing something the week after"?
    michael wrote it right because its next weak you just need to ad his words "next week" to my words: "2011-5-31 AMD open up some important closed source stuff"

    thats true amd openup some closed source stuff and the llano radeon driver is a open-source stuff not a closed source stuff.

    means they open up the closed source stuff later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welsh Dwarf View Post
    Qs psychic abilities never cease to amaze me :P
    maybe just Luck?

    Quote Originally Posted by Welsh Dwarf View Post
    If he could just get his James Bond over to the uvd stuff so that we can get the specs for that .
    they write an shader based video acceleration thats cool because the UVD1/2/3 can not handle WebM.

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    Q, give me your dices please. Just one roll...

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    "Llano is AMD's new Fusion APU that is built on a 32nm process and is a quad-core chip targeted at laptops and desktops. All around, it should be a fantastic chip, especially for HTPCs and other low-power devices."
    Not really.

    HTPCs need efficient video decoding which is unfortunately crippled in due to the requirement of catalyst.

    It works...but it works badly (unless your htpc is windows based;there it works pretty well)

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    Llano will beat the crap out of its competitors, at least on Windows.

    Performance in 3D applications sets a new landmark: http://en.ocworkbench.com/tech/compu...andy-bridge/2/
    Thanks to hybrid crossfire, Llano will still be ahead when you compare the systems after installing a low-end or midrange graphics card.

    With open-source Linux drivers, the situation is different though. The Summer of Code project for shader based video decode acceleration is something that HTPCs can benefit from.

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    I was hoping Michael was/is talking about PowerVR drivers... I don't see how Llano drivers can be that ironic even in that context, AMD's been good about such things lately.

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