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[News] ATI/AMD Open Source GPU Driver Coming Along Nicely

  • Subject: [News] ATI/AMD Open Source GPU Driver Coming Along Nicely
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 03:08:32 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
ATI HD 2900XT With Open-Source Radeon Driver

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| 3D support will hopefully be coming soon for the R500 series with the Radeon 
| driver, while so far they have XAA/EXA and RandR 1.2 working with these new 
| ATI GPU families. The Radeon HD 2000 series will also have 3D support through 
| the Radeon driver but it will come later as the R600 3D engine is an entirely 
| different beast. However, the great news to report today is that the 
| xf86-video-ati driver is functioning with the ATI Radeon HD 2900XT! Alas no 
| 3D support or anything, but the R600 graphics card is detected and 
| functioning with this new AtomBIOS driver branch.       


Radeon Driver To Support ATI R500/600

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| While all of the open-source rage for the ATI R500 and R600 series has been 
| about the official RadeonHD driver, it seems that the Radeon (as in 
| xf86-video-ati) driver will support these new ATI GPU families as well.   



Could AMD move open desktop Linux market?

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| AMD’s recent move to fully support open source graphics could be the best 
| news desktop Linux has had in a long time. 


AMD Releases 900+ Pages Of GPU Specs

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| Ending off the X Developer Summit this year, Matthew Tippett handed off ATI's 
| GPU specifications to David Airlie on a CD (as reported by Daniel Stone). 
| However, the specifications are also now available on the Internet!  


AMD 8.41.7 Display Driver

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| This driver does not support AIGLX for Beryl or Compiz, but that support will 
| finally arrive next month with fglrx 8.42. Linux 2.6.23 kernel support for 
| the fglrx driver will hopefully arrive next month as well.  


AMD 8.41 Display Driver Preview

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| Whether you are using a Radeon X300 purchased a few years ago or the Radeon 
| X1950PRO, the 8.41 driver is noticeably faster. How much faster? In many 
| cases it is about 50% faster while in some configurations it may go as high 
| as 90% or more. In fact, in some benchmarks the Mobility Radeon X300 was over 
| 10x faster!    


AMD Delivers Significant Graphics Performance and Compatibility Enhancements
for Consumer Linux Users

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| Moving forward, AMD also plans to accelerate efforts to address the needs of 
| the open source community as well. 
| "As client computing on Linux continues to grow so has our support and focus 
| on delivering best-in-class performance and compatibility for our products," 
| said Ben Bar-Haim, vice president of software, Graphics Product Group at AMD.


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