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  • Catalyst 10.1 "faster 2D"?

    According to this:

    http://www.behardware.com/news/10636...their-way.html

    Catalyst 10.1 will provide "Improvement of 2D performance in Linux".

    One thing that jumps out of this though, is:

    "AMD has supplied us with a document giving information"

    How come Phoronix doesn't get such "documents"?

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    Ubuntu 9.10/opensuse 11.2 support? Does this mean the latest kernel is supported?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by a12ctic View Post
      Ubuntu 9.10/opensuse 11.2 support? Does this mean the latest kernel is supported?

      Both of those distros use 2.6.31 kernels.

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      • #4
        This might mean anything from "They improved a common codepath a little" to "They finally implemented EXA".

        My guess would be the first, possibly obsoleting the no_backfill hacks. There has been some talk about this, and bridgman more or less confirmed that they were doing something about it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RealNC View Post
          "AMD has supplied us with a document giving information"

          How come Phoronix doesn't get such "documents"?
          Probably because Michael likes NVIDIA more nowadays. ;-)

          According to behardware.com information, the only improvements for Linux Catalyst for the next months are:
          - Improvement of 2D performance in Linux
          - Support for Ubuntu 9.10 and OpenSUSE 11.2
          Really, only that?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gbeauche View Post
            According to behardware.com information, the only improvements for Linux Catalyst for the next months are:

            - Improvement of 2D performance in Linux
            - Support for Ubuntu 9.10 and OpenSUSE 11.2

            Really, only that?
            That's what we deserve. I mean, we bought their stuff...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rohcQaH View Post
              This might mean anything from "They improved a common codepath a little" to "They finally implemented EXA".

              My guess would be the first, possibly obsoleting the no_backfill hacks. There has been some talk about this, and bridgman more or less confirmed that they were doing something about it.
              no exa.. they only do some other optimizations..

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                According to this:

                http://www.behardware.com/news/10636...their-way.html

                Catalyst 10.1 will provide "Improvement of 2D performance in Linux".
                The linked article actually says "AMD has supplied us with a document giving information on the improvements that will be implemented over the course of the next months in Catalyst drivers:"

                I don't think it mentions the Cat 10.1 release anywhere, does it ?

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                • #9
                  course of the next months
                  Up to 6 months then?

                  Edit:

                  One feature per month maybe...

                  January - Support for DisplayPort Audio (already in the 9.12 hotfix). (which means no real update this month).
                  February - Improvement of 2D performance in Linux.
                  March - Support for Ubuntu 9.10 and OpenSUSE 11.2. (New kernel).
                  ...

                  Last edited by Silverthorn; 01-11-2010, 11:26 AM.

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                  • #10
                    I doubt it was intended to be that specific

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Silverthorn View Post
                      March - Support for Ubuntu 9.10
                      nah, that's for october. *takes cover*

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                        I doubt it was intended to be that specific
                        Couldn't resist although I just noticed the following...

                        Originally posted by rohcQaH View Post
                        nah, that's for october. *takes cover*
                        Hey, I didn't notice the version number until I read your post. Ubuntu 9.10 is already out. So is OpenSUSE. I read it just as next Ubuntu version but that should have been 10.04!

                        Something tells me that this so called "document" might be pretty old.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                          The linked article actually says "AMD has supplied us with a document giving information on the improvements that will be implemented over the course of the next months in Catalyst drivers:"

                          I don't think it mentions the Cat 10.1 release anywhere, does it ?
                          As if it wasn't bad enough. The list is embarrassingly short even if it were for 10.1.
                          Last edited by RealNC; 01-11-2010, 10:21 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                            As if it wasn't bad enough. The list is embarrassingly short even if it were for 10.1.
                            Well thats NEW features. Actually the fglrx already include the most commonly needed features. They just need to mature alittle (like xvba).

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                            • #15
                              xvba is not intended to be used in the way you guys use it. It's not even supported by AMD. There's nothing to mature.

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