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    Default Open-Source Support For AMD "Richland" APUs

    Phoronix: Open-Source Support For AMD "Richland" APUs

    It looks like there will be open-source Linux driver support from launch-day for AMD's forthcoming "Richland" Fusion APUs...

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

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    Default Won't be launch-day support

    Won't be launch-day support, because it wont work on the upcoming Ubuntu 13.04.
    So we'll have to wait until Ubuntu 13.10.

    Intel on the other hand, already has pushed Haswell patches long time ago, so when Haswell is coming, it will really have launch-day support for real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Won't be launch-day support, because it wont work on the upcoming Ubuntu 13.04.
    So we'll have to wait until Ubuntu 13.10.
    It's hardware launch-day, not Ubuntu launch day.

    If you are running Ubuntu, you have several options on launch day:

    - install drivers from Ubuntu's repository using apt
    - install drivers from source
    - use a distro which does provide this out of the box

    In any case, you will have launch-day support if you want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Won't be launch-day support, because it wont work on the upcoming Ubuntu 13.04.
    So we'll have to wait until Ubuntu 13.10.

    Intel on the other hand, already has pushed Haswell patches long time ago, so when Haswell is coming, it will really have launch-day support for real.
    Same thing happened last year - I built a 5800k HTPC, and needed to run Ubuntu 12.10 on it (though now I'd just throw on Tumbleweed Suse...) since the 12.04 kernel at the time didn't support Trinity.

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    Default 19th

    I heard AMD is supposed to have a news event on the 19th concerning richland.
    I can't remember where I saw that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soul_keeper View Post
    I heard AMD is supposed to have a news event on the 19th concerning richland.
    I can't remember where I saw that.
    You probably previously read the same TH article that Ofen linked. They were either a week out with their date or they are referring to the launch date of the desktop Richland parts. We will know in a few days.

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    AMD's Richland APU is expected to be released in the next month or two...
    They have already been released. Model numbers are A10-5750M, A8-5550M, A6-5350M and A4-5150M. They contain Radeon HD 8650G, Radeon HD 8550G, Radeon HD 8450G and Radeon HD 8350G graphics respectively. Further specs and info about performance increases and battery life is available at http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases...2013mar12.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiologist View Post
    They have already been released. Model numbers are A10-5750M, A8-5550M, A6-5350M and A4-5150M. They contain Radeon HD 8650G, Radeon HD 8550G, Radeon HD 8450G and Radeon HD 8350G graphics respectively. Further specs and info about performance increases and battery life is available at http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases...2013mar12.aspx
    That's the mobile versions for notebooks,etc....not the socket versions that would be used in mini-itx and other mobos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJSB View Post
    That's the mobile versions for notebooks,etc....not the socket versions that would be used in mini-itx and other mobos...
    What's wrong with a notebook?

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