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  • #16
    Hmm, well, I was looking for someone to donate to in regards to graphics. But in the end I want to donate to KDE first, and it's just not worth the hassle to donate something like 3... Possibly next time around.

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    • #17
      Marek alone justifies why free graphics drivers can work.

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      • #18
        It's actually 4 patches, not 1, Michael

        But they were all applied to master today, so now it's 0 patches.

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        • #19
          Marek does it again!

          Marek does it again!
          This guy is amazing!

          We need to clone him.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Veerappan View Post
            I also just did some tests of the new Asynchronous DMA engine in drm-next against a late 3.7rc kernel in Unigine Heaven
            All tests are on:
            AMD Phenom II x6 1055t
            Radeon 6850 1GB
            Linux Mint 14
            OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD BARTS
            OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 9.1-devel (git-3392f2f)
            S3TC is enabled
            FP textures enabled
            LLVM back-end enabled

            http://openbenchmarking.org/result/1...SU-ASYNCDMAT32

            It goes from 2.7 to 23 fps. Not quite a 10x increase. I'm out of time now, but after work I might run the full gaming suite and see what the overall improvements are.
            That's a "wow" kind of result. Good thing I was sitting...

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            • #21
              Originally posted by tomato View Post
              That's a "wow" kind of result. Good thing I was sitting...
              Not all tests improve that much, but it seems like whenever you're out of VRAM, the performance can improve a LOT.

              I've finished the tests that I was planning on running. Heaven improved the most, but when I ran Xonotic at 1920x1200 at the highest settings, the framerate went from 9fps to 29... Not bad for just a kernel upgrade with a few hundred lines of changed code.

              The tests include:
              Heaven
              Nexuiz
              OpenArena
              World of Padman
              Smoking Guns
              Tremulous
              Urban Terror
              Warsow
              Reaction Quake 3
              Xonotic

              http://openbenchmarking.org/result/1...SU-ASYNCDMAT84

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              • #22
                Interesting, as it seems to improve the most on titles which were actually regressed by some of Marek's earlier attempts at boosting framerates:
                http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...reaction&num=5
                Last edited by Hamish Wilson; 12-12-2012, 10:12 PM.

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                • #23
                  Thanks to Marek for his wonderful work

                  I personally think that Marek should be hired by AMD or Valve (specially if Valve is interested in considering AMD hardware in their future Linux Console)

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                  • #24
                    Not sure on this, but I believe that Marek was offered a job at AMD but he turned it down as he was still in college. Or am I thinking of someone else?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
                      Not sure on this, but I believe that Marek was offered a job at AMD but he turned it down as he was still in college. Or am I thinking of someone else?
                      I'm pretty sure you're remembering correctly.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
                        Not sure on this, but I believe that Marek was offered a job at AMD but he turned it down as he was still in college. Or am I thinking of someone else?
                        Well then I think that they should:
                        1. Tell him that he has a job waiting for him after his college
                        2. Send him a current AMD Radeon graphics card of choice
                        3. Send him the upcoming AMD Radeon graphics card whenever the next generation gets released or even prior to official release
                        4. Send him a AMD CPU (with integrated GPU) and motherboard
                        5. Maybe offer to pay some tuition/college fees or offer him some sort of stipend?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                          Well then I think that they should:
                          1. Tell him that he has a job waiting for him after his college
                          2. Send him a current AMD Radeon graphics card of choice
                          3. Send him the upcoming AMD Radeon graphics card whenever the next generation gets released or even prior to official release
                          4. Send him a AMD CPU (with integrated GPU) and motherboard
                          5. Maybe offer to pay some tuition/college fees or offer him some sort of stipend?
                          Job for fglrx?
                          He already has job. He just picks the bugs and shortcomings of radeon driver, fix them and call the price here and for example on ubuntu forums.
                          Also, he already stated he apparently does not need any card...

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by crazycheese View Post
                            Job for fglrx?
                            He already has job. He just picks the bugs and shortcomings of radeon driver, fix them and call the price here and for example on ubuntu forums.
                            Also, he already stated he apparently does not need any card...
                            No, job for the open source AMD Radeon driver.
                            I don't think that is his job, its more like a hobby.
                            I don't think the donations from the Linux community is enough to sustain his driver development as a job.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                              No, job for the open source AMD Radeon driver.
                              I don't think that is his job, its more like a hobby.
                              I don't think the donations from the Linux community is enough to sustain his driver development as a job.
                              The average donation is 20$. He only needs 200 radeon users to donate to earn month salary.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by crazycheese View Post
                                The average donation is 20$. He only needs 200 radeon users to donate to earn month salary.
                                That's a really low salary for gpu driver development, and i doubt there are 200 people donating every month.

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