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Thread: AMD Driver Support State For Radeon HD 7000 Series, Trinity

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    So when will the free drivers support this new card? Can bridgman now say it? I purposefully have a r600 card, since that is what is supported well, but it is a bit slow from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilfred View Post
    So when will the free drivers support this new card? Can bridgman now say it?
    Now that the first GCN chip has launched I *could* say if I knew, but all I can do right now is tell you where we are. Once we get to "first triangle" it will be easier to estimate schedule for the rest of the work.

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    All I want to know is am I safe in Buying a Trinity / FM2 for use in my AIO FreeBSD rig ?

    or will I just have to go Intel / Nvidia Combo again ?


    Need for HD Media Playback ( XBMC )/ HD Transcoding 8bit ~ 10bit / Light Gaming / File server / VirtualBox's

    Current system is a Core2Duo but is struggling on 1080p 10bit playback and really wanting to use the PCI-e slots for another HBA card to expand ZFS Array

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterCATZ View Post
    All I want to know is am I safe in Buying a Trinity / FM2 for use in my AIO FreeBSD rig ?
    No, you can't. New AMD hardware is only supported in the gallium drivers, which requires KMS, which isn't supported by FreeBSD. Actually, I'm not sure if you can even use new Intel hardware, either, but that would definitely be closer to being supported than AMD.

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    That is a real shame

    AMD used to be the better of them for Running FreeBSD ( first to 64bit ect )

    they really are shooting them self's in the foot with sales because of lack of drivers for their products

    personally I would pay what ever cost might be involved for a blob ( what ever the end user cost ATI / Nvidia must be paying the 3rd party coders )
    I would not care if windows had the Free Drivers an UNIX had the payed for ones as long as they worked !!!

    any how thanks for your reply gives me some more info to research into

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty3268 View Post
    No, you can't. New AMD hardware is only supported in the gallium drivers, which requires KMS, which isn't supported by FreeBSD. Actually, I'm not sure if you can even use new Intel hardware, either, but that would definitely be closer to being supported than AMD.

    I just discovered this

    PC-BSD 9-STABLE testing snapshot which includes the new DRM/GEM/KMS work is now available to testers.


    I might be in luck it seems their are gallium patches out and they are trying to get KMS into FreeBSD 9.1

    any how thanks again at least now I know what to keep track off

    I can live with out 3d support for now ( as long as XBMC fires up, it didn't like un accelerated Xnest )

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterCATZ View Post
    That is a real shame

    AMD used to be the better of them for Running FreeBSD ( first to 64bit ect )
    All current open source graphics drivers (amd, intel, and nouveau) require KMS for the latest chips, so you are in the same boat no matter which chip your system has. The source code is available and licensed appropriately so it can ported to FreeBSD or any other OS you might want to use.

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