already have a good number of them implemented. They are also working on 3.2, but not because it's all that important, but because that would allow them to advertise the driver as OGL 3.2 compliant.
NVIDIA has the best closed source drivers and offer us the best 3D performance in Linux, not sure why people are still throwing around the "Fuck you NVIDIA" still. If you want open source, go Intel. If you want performance that actually comes close to the GPU's potential, go NVIDIA. I be more inclined to say "Fuck you AMD".
Michael used a good mix of hardware here to demonstrate the pros and cons of using each GPU driver option. Many thanks!
But even if you take that as true results that means much, we have now basicly on every (except some older ones) amd gpus uvd support.
So very few intel solutions have gpu video decoding functionality under linux or at all, and in most cases such a intel system is more expensive than one from amd, also the ok amd driver gets way more fps in 3d stuff than most intel solutions because that gpus are just from the hardware either extremly slower or at least the newer ones still slower.
So if you want to game and you care not at all about free drivers, maybe nvidia is the better solution for everything else NOW amd is the best solution.
So if this is really telling us something about AMD's driver quality then I also can only say: Fuck you AMD!
now you say fuck you to amd because you dont get much enough fps? why do you then not say fuck you 10 times intel, because they dont sell hardware that is able to produce 1/10 of the speed of amds speed in this tests?
it just makes 0 sense, you are just a fanboy full of hate because you love nvidia or something?
fuck you Vim_User!
If the card performs well in one OS and the same hardware performs much slower than it should in a different OS then the hardware can hardly be at fault, it must be the software that is causing the issues. So I can conclude that the driver quality must be bad in Linux, so I say: Fuck you AMD for your bad driver quality.
That should be clear from my last post, but for you I have pointed it out once more. If you still don't get it let me know, I will try to explain it once more in even simpler words then.
It makes sense, only for you it doesn't. By the way, if I would be a fanboy of Nvidia I would post here how shitty AMD drivers are and how superior the drivers of my Nvidia card are. Only that I don't have a Nvidia card, my main systems are AMD only (CPU, chipset, GPU). I am complaining that the manufacturer of my videocard chose to deliver low quality Linux drivers.it just makes 0 sense, you are just a fanboy full of hate because you love nvidia or something?
But of course a FOSS fanboy will see it as you seem to see it, AMD's driver quality doesn't matter, since they released specs off their hardware.
Never had a game crash or not load with proprietary NVIDIA drivers, but have had a few issues with AMD.
What don't you like about the nvidia proprietary drivers? I've never had major issues with them, and they seem to work well on my production machine. Not starting a flame war here, I'm just curious why some people hate the nvidia blob so much? I know they don't release their code like AMD does, but are open source politics really more important then having the fastest possible system? Please elaborate if possible.
I have the next order of priorities for a hardware company:
1 - Good "official" driver support for GNU/Linux (Proprietary or Open Source)
2 - Maintain the basic "official" support for older hardware for a reasonable time.
3 - That the company "officially" develop OpenSource drivers.
4 - If not officially develops OpenSource drivers, at least collaborate with the community.
In my point of view, nVidia meets "1" and "2", and with Optimus support on the way there will be no doubt.
AMD only meets with "4"
Intel meets "1", "3" and "4" regard to collaborate with the community. I really don't know about "2", because I'm new with Intel and I've had no previous experience.
I have an Intel HD 4000 and an nVidia card. According to 'my' priorities, I think I made the right choice
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For me, AMD fullfills every point but 4. The proprietary driver works fine for me (*) and even the officially developed OSS driver is good! Heck, you'll have even hardware video decoding in Linux 3.10. only a more fine-grained power management is missing. but I bet we'll see that by the end of the year.
(*) I don't care if the windows version or similar nvidia cards produce more frames I'm not going to use in benchmarks. I'd like to have a stable desktop (nvidia frequently crashes my X) and as a developer a spec conform driver.