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  • AMD Radeon 8000 Series Released. What is the state of things for opensource?

    From here(please do not discuss it there).

    Originally posted by entropy View Post
    @twriter, Bridgman, agd5f

    Now that AMD has officially presented the Radeon HD 8000 GPU line

    http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...desktop.aspx#3,

    will we see the first programming docs soon?

  • #2
    They appear to be rebadge of the 7000 serie, so it's just probably some PCIIDs to add to the drivers.

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    • #3
      See here for more info:

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      • #4
        Having 8k entire series be rebadges kinda puts "hd8k will be the first supported in open drivers on launch" in a new light

        The most scary thing being that they knew it would be rebadges many years ago already....

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        • #5
          Originally posted by oibaf View Post
          They appear to be rebadge of the 7000 serie, so it's just probably some PCIIDs to add to the drivers.
          Seems like you're right.

          So an OEM Radeon HD 8950 will be fundamentally different from a retail HD 8950?
          I expected at least the new high-end chips to have GCN2.

          Oh my, this is confusing
          ...and embarrassing. :/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by curaga View Post
            Having 8k entire series be rebadges kinda puts "hd8k will be the first supported in open drivers on launch" in a new light
            They deliver as promised.

            I came up with the whole thing after reading the German news site 'heise.de'.
            http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldu...p-1779187.html
            heise media has a good reputation and they usually don't publish junk.

            The last paragraph might be a bit misleading when they say AMD announced the HD 8000 GPU line at CES
            (not just the mobile ones). They continue mentioning that some OEM parts will ship first.

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            • #7
              The GPUs announced so far are not the "next generation" hardware we have been talking about.
              Last edited by bridgman; 01-08-2013, 01:44 PM.

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              • #8
                Will the "next generation" hardware be released with an 8xxx number too?

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                • #9
                  I think so...

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                  • #10
                    That's pretty horrible, seeing as the rebadges span the entire range this time.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by curaga View Post
                      That's pretty horrible, seeing as the rebadges span the entire range this time.
                      Patience, grasshopper

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the information, but seriously, what is the rationale behind the first number if it doesn't describe anything anymore? Maybe it would be better to use sha1 over the pciid instead of a misleading number.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by entropy View Post
                          So it turns out it wasn't that offtopic. :/
                          Not quite See:

                          Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                          The GPUs announced so far are not the "next generation" hardware we have been talking about.
                          incoming.... get in cover

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                            The GPUs announced so far are not the "next generation" hardware we have been talking about.
                            Thank you for the information.

                            Well, you're not the right one to blame.
                            In fact, I believe you don't like the naming as well but can't say so, ofc.

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