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  • How Ironic: AMD Pushes Open-Source Llano APU Support

    Phoronix: How Ironic: AMD Pushes Open-Source Llano APU Support

    Last week there was the news post about whether AMD is open-sourcing something next week (this week), which turns out to be based upon a Twitter comment I had made. A discussion about AMD possibly open-sourcing something had ensued, including comments by AMD's John Bridman, where he had said nothing was basically planned. Interestingly though, the initial open-source Llano APU support was just published...

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

  • #2
    You better listen when Qaridarium announces the Steam client for Linux.

    Re: news: excellent work again! Being an AMD Fusion (E-350) user myself, I feel this is the future!

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    • #3
      Qs psychic abilities never cease to amaze me :P If he could just get his James Bond over to the uvd stuff so that we can get the specs for that .

      OK, feeling better for that.

      Thanks anyhow to AMD for pushing, once again, some fresh code and specs to help the xorg developers along.
      Last edited by Welsh Dwarf; 05-31-2011, 04:39 PM. Reason: Fixing capitalisation

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      • #4
        Neat, this sounds very promising.

        Off topic: "Last week there was the news post about whether AMD is open-sourcing something next week (this week)" - Shouldn't it be "Last week there was the news post about whether AMD was open-sourcing something the week after"?

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        • #5
          I just random the dices .... Llano support is nice... but my dices tell me other stuff?

          Whats wrong with my dices? My cubes told me more than that can be.

          I don't think my random dices are wrong true my cubes maybe need more time for the other stuff and so I throw it again and again and they just show me every time the same... there is more of that stuff!

          Maybe Bridgman should buy me new dices i believe he broke my old ones.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
            Neat, this sounds very promising.

            Off topic: "Last week there was the news post about whether AMD is open-sourcing something next week (this week)" - Shouldn't it be "Last week there was the news post about whether AMD was open-sourcing something the week after"?
            michael wrote it right because its next weak you just need to ad his words "next week" to my words: "2011-5-31 AMD open up some important closed source stuff"

            thats true amd openup some closed source stuff and the llano radeon driver is a open-source stuff not a closed source stuff.

            means they open up the closed source stuff later.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by phoronix View Post
              including comments by AMD's John Bridgman, where he had said nothing was basically planned.
              Yep. Nothing was planned at the time, and nothing was planned as late as lunchtime today, although as I said we always have a lot of things in the pipe. We received approval a couple of hours ago to release the Llano info, so we did.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Welsh Dwarf View Post
                Qs psychic abilities never cease to amaze me :P
                maybe just Luck?

                Originally posted by Welsh Dwarf View Post
                If he could just get his James Bond over to the uvd stuff so that we can get the specs for that .
                they write an shader based video acceleration thats cool because the UVD1/2/3 can not handle WebM.

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                • #9
                  Q, give me your dices please. Just one roll...

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                  • #10
                    "Llano is AMD's new Fusion APU that is built on a 32nm process and is a quad-core chip targeted at laptops and desktops. All around, it should be a fantastic chip, especially for HTPCs and other low-power devices."
                    Not really.

                    HTPCs need efficient video decoding which is unfortunately crippled in due to the requirement of catalyst.

                    It works...but it works badly (unless your htpc is windows based;there it works pretty well)

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                    • #11
                      Llano will beat the crap out of its competitors, at least on Windows.

                      Performance in 3D applications sets a new landmark: http://en.ocworkbench.com/tech/compu...andy-bridge/2/
                      Thanks to hybrid crossfire, Llano will still be ahead when you compare the systems after installing a low-end or midrange graphics card.

                      With open-source Linux drivers, the situation is different though. The Summer of Code project for shader based video decode acceleration is something that HTPCs can benefit from.

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                      • #12
                        FYI the 3D stuff was committed an hour ago both for classic and gallium.

                        However, the gallium patch is smaller.

                        Edit: well, taking a quick look reveals that these are just the PCI IDs so I can't tell for sure that this enables 3D but I guess yes.
                        Last edited by HokTar; 05-31-2011, 07:31 PM.

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                        • #13
                          The next open sourcing will be in 28 days, 6 hours, 24 minutes and 12 seconds.



                          Qaridarium, do you believe in... time travel?
                          Last edited by V!NCENT; 06-01-2011, 05:55 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                            they write an shader based video acceleration that's cool because the UVD1/2/3 can not handle WebM.
                            Actually I prefer the idea of a shader based approach for those very reasons (+ the portability, since a shader based approach will work for nouveau too), I just needed something to rant about

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                              The next open sourcing will be in 28 days, 6 hours, 24 minutes and 12 seconds.



                              Qaridarium, do you believe in... time travel?
                              No, the next open sourcing will be later today or tomorrow. But not from AMD.

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