New ATI/AMD Driver Sept 2007 - Massive Performance Increases...

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  1. Snoops

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    Guys Stolen from [Phoronix]

    The Full Article is here

    Cheers'
     
  2. Grim-Reaper

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    To add onto this great news, please read the following link!

    Looks like they are going to release their specs too for open source drivers!!

    http://www.0xdeadbeef.com/weblog/?p=302
    http://lwn.net/Articles/248227/
     
  3. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Yup, great news on AMD/ATI releasing the specs. That's a huge move.

    Nvidia dominate 3D in the Linux world simply because of the performance and ease of installation of their drivers. AMD are very pro-open-source, being a big part of the movement in getting x86_64 support on Linux eons before any other operating system, as well as releasing a lot of specifications in the past to the open source communities.

    I've been hoping ever since the AMD/ATI merger that this sort of thing would happen. Thankfully it didn't take nearly as long as it could have.

    I look forward to the day when you can install a Linux distro of choice on a machine with an ATI video card, and have full autodetection and OpenGL hardware acceleration out of the box. The idea is enough to make a man drool.
     
  4. wilsontc

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    Or OpenBSD, or NetBSD, or DragonFly, or FreeBSD or Minix. Ok, maybe not Minix.
     
  5. xsive

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    Please. Lets not praise ATI. They had years to get their shit together and did nothing. Props to AMD for having the foresight and good sense to support open drivers.
     
  6. elvis

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    Yes, well, if you read the subtext there you'll see I give the credit to AMD. :)

    I'm well aware of ATI's history regarding Linux (or software in general, really).
     
  7. cleary

    cleary Mental in the Face

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    I'll believe it when I see it...
     
  8. noboundaries-au

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    Bout bloody time ATI:thumbdn:, But now that youve released some decent drivers and embraced O-S, ill forgive you:thumbup:. Maybe in the future i may even buy ATI again.
     
  9. Ze.

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    This is pretty good.

    I wonder how far ATI/AMD will go when they release the specs and how much code will be released.
     
  10. the-enigma

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    Press releases aren't something I'd call good. I've seen too many just plain ignored later on. I'll be happy when the specs+code are released. Not when some PR monkey tells us they're going to release them.
     
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    Once we get a few more game titles natively to run on linux, I will definitely switch my desktop (with ATI card) to it.... Its got to be better then the 1433 Beta copy of WINXP 64bit running on it.
     
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    Should this actually eventuate (ie. I need more substance) I'll finally feel like there is some competition, and thus options in the desktop graphics market. Typically when I'm asked for a recommendation on any hardware from friends I avoid recommending anything that is going to perform incredibly badly (relatively) in all but 1 company's OS.
     
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    That is huge news ,it will be interesting to see what comes of it.
     
  15. elvis

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    No HD, HDCP or DRM specs given out. But that was to be expected. And quite frankly, I'm kinda glad. It will be nice to have a working 3D platform with truly free drivers once people get working on this.
     
  16. Quadbox

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    Well I dont think they can *legally* give out HDCP specs, given the keys are manufacturer specific arent they?

    What is meant by not having high-definition specifications?
     
  17. elvis

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    I think again that pertains more to particular DRM "features" (and I use the term loosley) of Blu-Ray and HD-DVD rather than the abstract idea of high definition video.

    After all, the only difference between "low def" and "hi def" is the analogue frequency and/or digital bandwidth.
     
  18. Polski Radon

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    Latest driver successfully installed

    I would like to let you know I have installed the latest driver without any problems and everything seems fine. I followed instructions here for installation on OpenSuSE 10.3 Beta 3.

    SuperTux works great, and Compiz Fusion is smooth as silk!

    I am getting 50% increase in glxgears; Acer 5104- AMD TurionX2 TL-56, ATi Xpress 1100, 2*1GB DDR2 667MHz RAM.
     
  19. Polski Radon

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    Holy shit! Sauerbraten finally works on my laptop :D
    Edit: As well as Wormux!

    I'm a happy camper :leet:
     
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  20. cleary

    cleary Mental in the Face

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    big gains here on an x300 mobility radeon and an xpress 200M integrated chipset - the 200M will play openarena @ 1280x768 no probs now :tongue:
     

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