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    Phoronix: AMD's New Open-Source Employees

    Joining John Bridgman and Alex Deucher in working on the open-source driver stack at AMD are two new, but familiar, names: Michel Dänzer and Christian König. These two Linux graphics driver developers are now officially AMD employees...

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

  • #2
    congratulations to both.

    Christian König are you continuing working on Video acceleration?
    Last edited by Nille; 07-05-2011, 03:27 PM.

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    • #3
      Awesome!

      Good luck to both of you!

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      • #4
        Good news, good people!

        I'm hoping to see lots of exciting work coming from these two!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
          Good news, good people!

          I'm hoping to see lots of exciting work coming from these two!
          Can't agree more!

          I hope they both will enjoy their work lots!

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          • #6
            Understaffed less now. Nice AMD! Slowly but surely Linux keeps on improving and I've never regretted buying AMD products. This is a rare case of products improving over time, instead of declining in worth.

            Now that HTMLv5 is comming, Java is open sourced and videographics are finally starting to run respectably compared to a few years ago, the only thing remaining on my wishlist is Coreboot. That stinking BIOS needs to die, yesterday!

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            • #7
              AMD supports coreboot on all future chipsets

              Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
              Now that HTMLv5 is comming, Java is open sourced and videographics are finally starting to run respectably compared to a few years ago, the only thing remaining on my wishlist is Coreboot. That stinking BIOS needs to die, yesterday!
              well, you're in luck since AMD announced a few weeks ago that they'll support coreboot on all future chipsets!

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              • #8
                i hope this doesn't kill off the push for video acceleration code

                I can't imagine AMD's embedded partners care too much about that feature. But maybe I'm wrong and AMD will actually be putting resources into it - that would be awesome.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
                  I can't imagine AMD's embedded partners care too much about that feature. But maybe I'm wrong and AMD will actually be putting resources into it - that would be awesome.
                  Agreed.

                  However, there aren't any commits for pipe-video for almost a month now...
                  On the other hand bridgman mentioned they have something bigger coming down the pipe. No idea, though, if it has any relation to this.

                  BTW, they still should recruit Tom and Marek. Then the team would be full!
                  (Oh, I just imagined what would happen if they did that... :O )

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                  • #10
                    finally a team of dedicated support. lets hope we see a difference, the radeon drivers have a long way to go to be competitive to basically all drivers, proprietary and open source.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                      finally a team of dedicated support. lets hope we see a difference, the radeon drivers have a long way to go to be competitive to basically all drivers, proprietary and open source.
                      which OS driver is better as the radon in your opinion?

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                      • #12
                        In one word:

                        AWESOME


                        I am hoping to see support for "Audio over HDMI" for Evergreen/N-Islands soon!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Nille View Post
                          which OS driver is better as the radon in your opinion?
                          Intel Sandy Bridge is much, MUCH better. I always hated Intel drivers, but they did a damn good work with Sandy Bridge! The HD3000 isn't very powerful (to be honest it sucks compared to Ati GPUs), but nonetheless it performs better than lots of Radeon cards because of better drivers, even better than their Windows driver

                          I did some benchmarks in the end of may, now it's even better:
                          http://www.linuxsystems.it/linux-gra...dge-benchmarks

                          Unfortunately there is no s3tc support, but you have hardware h264 encode and decode.
                          ## VGA ##
                          AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
                          Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
                            Unfortunately there is no s3tc support, but you have hardware h264 encode and decode.
                            HTC just bought S3 Graphics for 300 million dollars, who knows what will happen.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
                              Unfortunately there is no s3tc support, but you have hardware h264 encode and decode.
                              Are you sure about that? i965 have had S3TC support since, well ages, and I can't find any open bug reports about it missing this with SB.

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