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  • AMD Releases Open-Source R600/700 3D Code

    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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