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    Phoronix: Nouveau DRM Commits Supporting Z Compression

    Ben Skeggs of Red Hat pushed a number of new DRM commits into the Nouveau driver development repository today, including new support for Z compression...

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by asdx View Post
    Impressive. Thanks for your hard work, Ben Skeggs.
    YES!...

    But still waiting for the anti-open-source jerks coming to do vandalism in this thread ?

    What’s wrong with these nvidia-paid idiots ?

    These people really act like marionette puppets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by necro-lover View Post
    YES!...

    But still waiting for the anti-open-source jerks coming to do vandalism in this thread ?

    What’s wrong with these nvidia-paid idiots ?

    These people really act like marionette puppets.
    More like... Disgruntled customers who expected their open source drivers to work on their hardware years ago. Without nVidia's help, there just really isn't enough manpower to do it so these linux users aren't happy. It's not nouveau's fault.

    Honestly, I'm giving the Nouveau team the benefit of the doubt and I'll bet their Z compression is a lot faster and is a lot more stable than AMD's Hyper-Z which is still a "work in progress" for hardware going all the way back to the r300g.

    I'm running HyperZ (I think? There doesn't seem a way to verify it's enabled), and haven't had any problems with it on r300g, but I've heard of some corner cases where it's unstable so it's not actually "completed" yet and it doesn't look like AMD cares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidicas View Post
    More like... Disgruntled customers who expected their open source drivers to work on their hardware years ago. Without nVidia's help, there just really isn't enough manpower to do it so these linux users aren't happy.
    really? they get what they paid for!

    In my point of view the linux people should stop playing nicely thex should switch to a AGPLv3+ license to fight back these enemy’s of the freedom.

    "It's not nouveau's fault."

    Sure but they blame them anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidicas View Post
    Honestly, I'm giving the Nouveau team the benefit of the doubt and I'll bet their Z compression is a lot faster and is a lot more stable than AMD's Hyper-Z which is still a "work in progress" for hardware going all the way back to the r300g.
    I'm running HyperZ (I think? There doesn't seem a way to verify it's enabled), and haven't had any problems with it on r300g, but I've heard of some corner cases where it's unstable so it's not actually "completed" yet and it doesn't look like AMD cares.
    true but hyperZ is not so important right now i use a hd3850 with the radeon driver and the shader compiler is the biggest problem in my point of view.

    but sure a GTX8800 nvidia can outperform my card with the nouveau driver.

    thats because the shader compiler is much simpler for nvidia cards.

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