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    Default AMD Using GLAMOR For Open HD 7000 Series 2D

    Phoronix: AMD Using GLAMOR For Open HD 7000 Series 2D

    There's now open-source GPU-based 2D hardware acceleration support for the AMD Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" graphics cards using the xf86-video-ati driver...

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

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    It is nice to see cross pollination of technology across companies. Also, with much faster 3D technology, the Radeon HD 7000 series may actually be faster with GLAMOR as opposed to EXA, unlike the Intel hardware.

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    It's easy to have something that looks good in benchmarks, but is lousy in actual use.

    A lot of those X-related 2D tests can easily suffer from this.

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    Somehow I thought there will be more enthusiasm here about SI finally having an X driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusar View Post
    Somehow I thought there will be more enthusiasm here about SI finally having an X driver.
    Where have you been living? They like to bash AMD here and laud intel for making slow gpu's and nvidia for not having any f/oss drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilfred View Post
    Where have you been living? They like to bash AMD here and laud intel for making slow gpu's and nvidia for not having any f/oss drivers.
    This man speaks the truth!? BURN HIM!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilfred View Post
    Where have you been living? They like to bash AMD here and laud intel for making slow gpu's and nvidia for not having any f/oss drivers.
    While I am really happy AMD supports oss more than they used to, the fact is that intel are the biggest contributors to the graphics stack of any company and their oss drivers for the last two gens of hardware are pretty awesome (though it looks like ivb might still be a bit messed up). In fact their gpus are pretty decent, even compared to low end discrete, and no solution, proprietary or not, matches the efficiency of quick sync (which has been open sourced). Lastly, it seems as though when it comes to open source drivers, intel is able to make up for relatively anemic hardware with performance that is better than almost anything else.

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