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    Phoronix: AMD Releases 900+ Pages Of GPU Specs

    Ending off the X Developer Summit this year, Matthew Tippett handed off ATI's GPU specifications to David Airlie on a CD (as reported by Daniel Stone). However, the specifications are also now available on the Internet! At http://www.x.org/docs/AMD/ is the location of the documentation where you can freely download the files.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NjA1Mw

  • #2
    Wow, that's some dry reading...

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    • #3
      Wow, AMD IS delivering... interesting, most interesting indeed!

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      • #4
        nice. can't wait to get my hands on the driver. the new fglrx instantly dissapointed me - it might be new and "magical", but it still has all the shortcomings of a binary driver.

        i'll keep waiting for this one instead.

        /me goes to look at the specs :]

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        • #5
          That's nice... Now we can hope for a decent driver...

          I haven't tried 8.41 as I left my notebook at home today.

          Will probably wait for 8.42 with AIGLX support and more bug(fixes hopefully).

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Svartalf
            I would be tickled beyond words for opened sources, but that's NOT likely.
            Tickled enough, Svartalf?

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            • #7
              I just registered to say I love you
              I just registered to say how much I care
              And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

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              • #8
                Are these documents the complete specs that a programmer would need to implement good quality free drivers? Are they real? Do they work?

                Can I really buy ATI hardware now and expect free drivers for it reasonably soon, or is there going to be a post in two weeks saying "ATI Specs Incomplete / Useless"?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Chandon View Post
                  Are these documents the complete specs that a programmer would need to implement good quality free drivers? Are they real? Do they work?

                  Can I really buy ATI hardware now and expect free drivers for it reasonably soon, or is there going to be a post in two weeks saying "ATI Specs Incomplete / Useless"?
                  These specs document the 2D portion of the RV630 and M56. More documents will be out in the coming days and weeks (including the 3D portion).

                  The first OSS driver will be released is Monday.
                  Michael Larabel
                  http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                  • #10
                    Alas a working quality driver (full driver) will probably be still at least six moths off.

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