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    Phoronix: AMD Releases Open-Source R600/700 3D Code

    Since earlier this year we have been waiting for AMD to release documentation and/or code on the ATI R600 series concerning 3D acceleration so that the open-source Linux drivers can begin to support the newer ATI graphics processors. It has taken longer than expected for AMD to complete and release this information, but it's now available. AMD has released the fundamental Linux code needed to begin fostering the development of an open-source R600 3D driver. Furthermore, this code also concerns the latest R700 series of graphics processors! The microcode for the newest GPUs has also been released.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=13322

  • #2
    Well, THAT's a late christmas present!
    Thx to everyone involved in this!

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    • #3
      I just don't get why radeonhd will get it faster than radeon when agd5f works for ATI and on the radeon driver?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kano View Post
        I just don't get why radeonhd will get it faster than radeon when agd5f works for ATI and on the radeon driver?
        Alex has been working on acceleration code in radeonhd for quite a while. We are trying to keep the acceleration code relatively common between the two drivers anyways.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bridgman View Post
          ...We are trying to keep the acceleration code relatively common between the two drivers anyways.
          Well that leads to the question about the reason for two drivers() but don't listen to me, that has been discussed several times here let's not do it again.

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          • #6
            Aaaaaah now that's some awesome news ... thank you very much to everyone involved !

            /me hoping to soon be able to drop those barely working, crashy buggy proprietary drivers :-)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kano View Post
              I just don't get why radeonhd will get it faster than radeon when agd5f works for ATI and on the radeon driver?
              I'm glad they did, this way at least I can enjoy both perfect HDMI audio AND 3D!

              Where do I send the champagne?
              Last edited by StefanHamminga; 12-29-2008, 05:13 PM.

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              • #8
                let's see... Nuremberg is closest to you, send the champagne to SuSE

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                • #9
                  All I need now is...

                  A Radeon 4670 with an AGP connector...

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                  • #10
                    Don't do it man... get a PCIE motherboard. Seriously. Please don't make us support AGP again.

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                    • #11
                      Congratulations to everyone involved.

                      For awhile I'll still own a R500 VPU, please don't forget about us?

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                      • #12
                        It's a Dell.

                        Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                        Don't do it man... get a PCIE motherboard. Seriously.
                        Dual P4 2.66 GHz Xeon, 2 GB RAM, non-standard ATX power supply...

                        I hate throwing away perfectly useful and fully working hardware. And besides, the 4670's reduced power consumption makes it an ideal "final" upgrade for this machine.

                        Please don't make us support AGP again.
                        That's surely up to your hardware partners! I'm hardly likely to magic an AGP version of anything out of my (err)"boat". (Or similar... ;-).)
                        Last edited by chrisr; 12-29-2008, 05:06 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Yes! I can feel kernel mode setting coming to my X1300 soon

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                          • #14
                            Very nice news!

                            I have a question, however. What about the source of the DRM microcode? Without that the driver can't be considered fully open source.

                            Note that Intel is shipping full source for their assembler code (source in .g4a files, compiled microcode in .g4b files), making it a fully open source driver:
                            http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/dri...intel/tree/src

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hobbes View Post
                              Congratulations to everyone involved.

                              For awhile I'll still own a R500 VPU, please don't forget about us?

                              The R500 is perfectly supported, full 3D and all!

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