ok, I am an owner of a MB with an integrated ATI 4250 chip,
I see now that catalyst driver will not support my card anymore.
I've actually been using the FOSS driver for a while (always hated when my Arch system was up-to date with X\Kernel, an I had to force to keep old versions only for the catalyst blob),
I am happy with it, I only miss
1) vaapi support
2) some performance in 3d applications (always sucked with open drivers, even in nvidia\nouveau systems)
3) some performance in 2d environment (not bad but sometimes you can feel the system is not so smooth as it should be) (using gnome-shell lately, but I am coming from a 2-years-old compiz-standalone configuration)
I do not experience any particular bug.
does anyone know when, especially point 1) of the above list can finally be checked?
thank you, but It doesn't seem very different from before.
Also I was already using pcie2 by following the kernel loading line method
Code:linux //vmlinuz-linux root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/.... radeon.pcie_gen2=1
I'm not going to go through all this jumping-to-braindead-conclusion crap posted here, but all I know is that;
A. Proprietary sucks;
B. The best open driver performance comes from AMD. Both nVidia and Intel suck balls on this front;
C. AMD has been realy great for free software and Linux lately with CoreBoot and Gallium3D;
D. If Bridgman sais it's in line with what was requested here, it probably ownes, which leads me to the last point;
E. Case closed.
Tons of features still don't work or aren't supported yet or will never be supported. So much for FREE / OPEN drivers.
2D decoding - NO. Have to rely on CPU power thereby wasting resources which the video card should and can do.
3D - Most are WIP or 'To Do' - other features aren't supported at all. HDMI audio and hybrid graphics still doesn't work so if you have a laptop, your graphics capabilities are totally crippled. If using a desktop card, many features are unavailable to you even though the drivers are supposedly 'open.'
I guess your claims are illustrating a total failure.
Wrong again. HDMI audio works fine on most r600/r700 (though you have to manually enable it on r700). Also, one can use vgaswitcheroo for hybrid graphics systems that have r600/r700 hardware.HDMI audio and hybrid graphics still doesn't work so if you have a laptop, your graphics capabilities are totally crippled.
No, your claims are a total failure.I guess your claims are illustrating a total failure.
the amd opensource solution works for desktop and workstation only right now.
right now for me its somthing like this: if you are a notenbook user or cheap "APU" system buyer go with "intel" but if you need more speed with opensource in desktop and workstation go with an AMD PCIe card.
and the bridgman point its not clear what amd understand if people call them bad names because of no dynamic automatic power management.
maybe they think: o well the people buy our products anyway no need for powermanagment for linux (REAL Opensource) users.
Seriously folks AMD is doing the right thing here, in some cases what the community asks for. As for every bodies concern about their legacy hardware, well I have some 486 hardware in the cellar, that would give you guys plenty of things to agonize over.