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  • #76
    You mean the fully supported ATI Radeon 9000?

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    • #77
      Are you actually using any of those cards? Because R300 is running mighty fine last time I checked.

      Besides, didn't you say you'd stop posting here?

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      • #78
        Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
        You mean the fully supported ATI Radeon 9000?
        no the radeon 9000 is not the funny part.. the funny part is the R300SE...

        thats because if you use a distri like ubuntu 11.04+2.6.38 kernel your r300 card fly fly fly and is fully supportet *G* LOL

        i have an X800 card (agp) and a x1400(pcie)

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        • #79
          Quality thread. Enjoyed it quite a bit.

          8/10

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          • #80
            Haven't used the R300 card recently, to be honest.

            I think you guys are smart and way above my know-how so I am only concerned about the development and speed in which the drivers get supported and the feature-set therein.

            I am pretty sure no one really cares what I say, anyway, so yeah, I was going to not post much anymore unless I need help with a card or have a particular issue I hope to receive help with.

            You are right, I should be using the card everyday and report issues to be accepted for legitimate complaints. But, it's not fair to call me a troll or similar, imho. I'm not like those other guys, c'mon?!?

            Q,' good to hear. I posted previously that I would like to build a 2nd computer build and it makes sense to me that one is ATI, at least, and if the other is Nvidia, I can sorta compare. So, yeah, the ATI R300 card could go in one. I have an extra mobo now and a few spare computer parts.

            I'll read for the updates and info.

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            • #81
              Panix,

              I shouldn't have jumped all over you, but you were helping to propagate the excessive FUD in this thread.

              The truth of the matter is that AMD is providing way more support for the OSS drivers than the community originally asked for. Because of the documentation and code releases from AMD, the R300-R500 series cards now have an excellent OSS driver. This driver already has support for the majority of the features on these cards, and is performing almost as well as the discontinued fglrx driver.

              The R600+ drivers still need a lot of work to support all of the features on the cards, but there are some major issues that need to be overcome. The first is the pure fact that some of the OpenGL3/4 stuff is patent encumbered, and there is nothing that AMD can do about that. The second is that there has been a lack of infrastructure in the OSS video stack, but this is rapidly changing with Gallium3D. The third problem is manpower. We would all like to see AMD hire a few more devs to help speed things up (they are/were looking for more), but you have to be realistic here: devs are expensive and Linux has a very small market share.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by pingufunkybeat
                You mean the fully supported ATI Radeon 9000?
                OK I'll go get one.

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                • #83
                  but you have to be realistic here: devs are expensive and Linux has a very small market share.
                  You see, its the question of egg and chicken: Egg from the chicken or chicken from the egg? If you have bad binary and bad opensource support you'll end up with smaller market share, because the result is the same: bad hardware support. And if you have small market share then its not worth to support the OS and it goes like this on and on to eternity

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by glxextxexlg View Post
                    You see, its the question of egg and chicken: Egg from the chicken or chicken from the egg? If you have bad binary and bad opensource support you'll end up with smaller market share, because the result is the same: bad hardware support. And if you have small market share then its not worth to support the OS and it goes like this on and on to eternity
                    Patience.

                    If that's not your thing, then patches are welcome.

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by sandain View Post
                      The first is the pure fact that some of the OpenGL3/4 stuff is patent encumbered, and there is nothing that AMD can do about that.
                      thats not true because amd fight against SGI on court because of that floading point graphic patent.

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                      • #86
                        9 pages, I can't believe this bullshit is so popular...
                        ## VGA ##
                        AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
                        Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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                        • #87
                          Patience.
                          When I go to the market to purchase hardware, the reseller doesn't have patience to take the money...

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
                            9 pages, I can't believe this bullshit is so popular...
                            I was going to say the same!. Its been only two days, this stupid flame initiated by a troll and even I am feeding to it! Amazing!
                            If it was one of those "lets start a flame war" pranks, then it was quite successful.

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                            • #89
                              Who lies exposed..

                              I seriously expected some nude pictures of AMD's open source...

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                              • #90
                                An adgf5 centerfold?

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