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  • Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    Are you suggesting that the definition for MOSTLY should also include "enabled by default in master
    I think so
    ## VGA ##
    AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
    Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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    • Originally posted by oibaf View Post
      What's the status of r300g Hyper-Z? In the wiki is marked as MOSTLY (gallium), however it's disabled by default and when forcing it with RADEON_HYPERZ=1 it shows random patches in sauerbraten and other games (this is with my RV530, mesa from git, kernel 2.6.36).
      Afaik it's disabled by default because you can only use it in one program at a time in pre-r600.

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      • is there anyone who actually still use an X1000 or older video card as their primary PC? gosh technology advances so fast

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        • I have a new laptop because of work, but my desktop, which was my only computer until a few months ago, has a Radeon 9600 (r350)

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          • Originally posted by FunkyRider View Post
            is there anyone who actually still use an X1000 or older video card as their primary PC? gosh technology advances so fast
            Heh... An X800's a pretty decent part when you get to brass tacks- it's just not the same class as an X1900XT (Oh, how I wish I'd have had budget to have bought one of those on employee discount when I was working for AMD...) or any of the subsequent parts.

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            • My Lenovo T60 Notebook has an Buildin X1400 these Notebooks are used quite a lot, and the usability with the r300g is amazing

              greetings

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              • Originally posted by FunkyRider View Post
                is there anyone who actually still use an X1000 or older video card as their primary PC? gosh technology advances so fast
                Yes, I use RV350 (AGP Radeon 9600) and RV370 (PCI-E Radeon X300) every day on the same machine and I still use it for open source GL games, too.
                I know other people here with R200 and R300 still using these cards for desktop effects or games and the same as I, they don't have an option to upgrade PC by just a graphic card as new (or even not so new) cards don't work on our hardware.

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                • My desktop machine is on a Radeon 9500, I think that was the fastest fanless card I could find at the time. I was surprised to see HD4xxx AGP cards being produced, thought about upgrading, but haven't bothered.

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                  • Mine was X1300 until it died.

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                    • Originally posted by highlandsun View Post
                      My desktop machine is on a Radeon 9500, I think that was the fastest fanless card I could find at the time. I was surprised to see HD4xxx AGP cards being produced, thought about upgrading, but haven't bothered.
                      There is a PCI HD4350 out there too (I'm running one), but the bus speed is killing it.

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                      • My desktop has an x1900xtx and my laptop has an x2300 (which I'm told is nothing more than an x1300)

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                        • Originally posted by Decatf View Post
                          My desktop has an x1900xtx and my laptop has an x2300 (which I'm told is nothing more than an x1300)
                          decatf, does blender work with r300g on your machine? it does start but gets locked with the splash window looping forever on my r580.

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                          • I still use two legacy cards daily,X550 fanless and X1650.
                            The r530 has become my favorite for last 6 months on my main desktop for its stability, and for testing OSS drivers and Distros.
                            PCI-E Radeon X1xxx and r300g is giving me what I want and will get better from what I understand.
                            Now waiting for OSS to catch or surpass legacy for my HD cards this next year.

                            Thank You to all Open Source Stack Developers for making this to happen.

                            Sharky

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                            • Indeed, a new comparison between fglrx 9.3 and current r300c,g would be interesting, especially with Tom's patches.

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                              • Originally posted by HokTar View Post
                                Indeed, a new comparison between fglrx 9.3 and current r300c,g would be interesting, especially with Tom's patches.
                                Even without these patches current r300g in Mesa 7.10 git is something about the same (or even better in some cases and a bit less in others) in performance compared to fglrx 9.3 on my RV350 and RV370. r300g has a lot more GL extensions but few useful fglrx extensions are still missing (but according to irc talk with developer the work is in progress, some of them just need more testing before they will be exposed).

                                But indeed, it would be very interesting to see Phoronix article with benchmark that compares both drivers.

                                Edit: r300g is mostly twice as fast as r300c on my hardware.

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