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    Phoronix: xf86-video-ati X.Org Driver 6.13 RC2

    Alex Deucher this morning put out the xf86-video-ati 6.12.6 point release, which isn't too interesting, but of greater interest he did put out a second release candidate for the forthcoming KMS-capable xf86-video-ati 6.13 DDX driver. There's already a lot to be found with this long-overdue and major xf86-video-ati 6.13 X.Org driver update, but added to this second release candidate (that's officially v6.12.192) is an ATI R600/700 GPU fix that should significantly improve the performance of EXA DFS acceleration...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODA2NA

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    Overdue ? The 6.13 release was scheduled to coincide with KMS moving out of kernel staging AFAIK, and that only happened in 2.6.33.

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    • #3
      Exactly in which areas does the EXA DFS/GetImage performance matter? Just curious...

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      • #4
        One example mentioned on IRC was running a composited desktop over XRender rather than OpenGL.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bridgman View Post
          One example mentioned on IRC was running a composited desktop over XRender rather than OpenGL.
          great !

          so if the opengl performance isn't strong enough yet, there's still the fallback of XRender for kde4

          I'm anxiously awaiting support for Evergreen series: Juniper, Cypress, etc.

          thanks !

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          • #6
            Sorry for being *buntu-centric, but anyone knows if the GPU fix for R600/700 will be backported for Ubuntu lucid? Many thanks!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mendieta View Post
              Sorry for being *buntu-centric, but anyone knows if the GPU fix for R600/700 will be backported for Ubuntu lucid? Many thanks!
              Lucid will probably follow the 6.13 series until the final release.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by d2kx View Post
                Lucid will probably follow the 6.13 series until the final release.
                Ah, I assume by "following" you mean really "back-porting". Thanks!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mendieta View Post
                  Ah, I assume by "following" you mean really "back-porting". Thanks!
                  No need to backport. Lucid isn't released yet, they will just adopt the 6.13rc2 release that includes the change within the next days or so.

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                  • #10
                    i'm not sure, but flash videos seems to be no more laggy in firefox with the dfs patch.

                    (i'm using a rv620 chipset)

                    someone can confirm ?

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