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Thread: Will ATI Give The FOSS Community A X-Mas Present?

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    Or any other holiday surprises for the FOSS community?
    fglrx properly rewritten from scratch + more specs ?

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    all I want for christmas from amd/ati is video acceleration, I am still (yes still) pondering whether to go for an amd mainboard (690g w/ BE2350) or an intel mainboard (g33/g35 w/pentium e21*0)

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    Well i think there is no real question what you should buy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    Well i think there is no real question what you should buy...
    that is ? I am really still stuck, honestly.

    Pro Intel:
    + As per Michael Intel will be getting Xvmc in the open driver some time
    + Better processor
    + More powerful chipset
    + I expect no/low problems with standbye etc

    Pro AMD:
    + 690G has been around ==> good support
    + Power consumption a bit lower
    + No need to buy TV-out ADD2 board (currently do not have an HDTV yet)

    that is where I am at
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    I would not say that something with AMD IGP chipset has "good" support. Maybe you read this board not correctly enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kano View Post
    I would not say that something with AMD IGP chipset has "good" support. Maybe you read this board not correctly enough.
    to be fair, yes I have seen the problems with it, but I think they are surmountable, I might go intel though after such encouragement

    now the case.... I am limited on space gotta get that measuring stick out again

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    well

    I think the radeon hd will take over

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    I think the radeon hd will take over
    my thoughts exactly.

    when radeonhd gets better and more functional ati will most likely make and add-on blob to it with all the proprietary stuff getting (optionally) linked at build-time :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoshi314 View Post
    my thoughts exactly.

    when radeonhd gets better and more functional ati will most likely make and add-on blob to it with all the proprietary stuff getting (optionally) linked at build-time :]
    If it does that it'll have to change it's windows driver as well since they've gone to an integrated driver for both.

    Taking a blob of code out of it and just expecting it to work without being completely rewritten for radeonhd is like believing in fairies and pixie dust.

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    Taking a blob of code out of it and just expecting it to work without being completely rewritten for radeonhd is like believing in fairies and pixie dust.
    i didn't say that. i said "ati will most likely make and add-on blob", basing on radeonhd codebase :]

    i'm not sure about licensing issues. that might make it impossible.

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