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[News] ATI/AMD Linux Driver Breakthrough!!!

  • Subject: [News] ATI/AMD Linux Driver Breakthrough!!!
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 05:08:59 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
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!    


This is really big! AMD will also help the development of the open source


Free ATI drivers for Christmas?

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| "They know that we exist, because I've talked with a few people," he 
| says. "And AMD may be wanting open source drivers." 


Open-Source ATI Driver Gets TV-Out Support

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| Thanks to recent commits in the RandR 1.2 branch for the open-source X.Org 
| Radeon driver, it's now possible to use S-Video and composite TV output on 
| your ATI graphics card without any patches.   


Avivo R500 Linux Driver Status

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| A month ago we told you that Avivo v0.1.0 (the open-source ATI R500 X1000 
| Linux driver) was coming soon, but still we have not seen this release. 


Avivo vs. Fglrx Driver In GtkPerf

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| As you can see from the timed results, the GTK+ performance when using
| the Avivo driver with ShadowFB enabled had sharply outperformed the 
| 8.39 fglrx driver (partly due to the CPU operations).


ATI R200 TV-Out In Open-Source Driver

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| The GATOS project has long been known as the path to take for enabling TV 
| output support with the open-source X.Org driver on the Radeon 8500 to 9250 
| (R200) series, but soon you may no longer need to worry about the GATOS 
| patch.    


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