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    Phoronix: AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right

    Back in May I wrote about how AMD's open-source support for Hawaii was broken months after the Radeon R9 290 series was introduced... Fast forward to today, the AMD Hawaii open-source support is still broken...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc0NjA

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    But, Catalyst isn't a piece of OpenGL support crap?

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    • #3
      I've fixed up a line in the article:
      Then again, if you've just spent several hundred dollars on an AMD Radeon R9 290 series graphics card, chances are you'll want to get a refund and buy nvidia

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      • #4
        Stop the AMD bashing please!

        Originally posted by teeedubb View Post
        I've fixed up a line in the article:
        Then again, if you've just spent several hundred dollars on an AMD Radeon R9 290 series graphics card, chances are you'll want to get a refund and buy nvidia
        Originally posted by Filiprino View Post
        But, Catalyst isn't a piece of OpenGL support crap?
        This doesn't help any one.

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        • #5
          So much for the myth that releasing hardware documentation means open source drivers will appear out of nowhere. Did you think the drivers will write themselves?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by teeedubb View Post
            I've fixed up a line in the article:
            Then again, if you've just spent several hundred dollars on an AMD Radeon R9 290 series graphics card, chances are you'll want to get a refund and buy nvidia
            So you get what? Another card that doesn't run on opensource stack and needs a closed blob...
            At least support for an amd card will come sooner or later; forget it about nvidia.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lowflyer View Post
              This doesn't help any one.
              Neither does doing a half arsed job **cough**AMD**cough**

              And comment like those do help - I'm sure you would like to know about cruddy products before buying them?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by blackshard View Post
                So you get what? Another card that doesn't run on opensource stack and needs a closed blob...
                At least support for an amd card will come sooner or later; forget it about nvidia.
                A card that works NOW, not maybe some time in the future.. Graphics cards aint like bottles of wine...

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                • #9
                  nvidia

                  don't buy amd cards, great hardware, garbage drivers the normal thing

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by teeedubb View Post
                    A card that works NOW, not maybe some time in the future.. Graphics cards aint like bottles of wine...
                    Maybe you miss something.

                    Fact: both latest amd and nvidia cards work *now* with their blobs.
                    Fact: amd cards will have fully open support in the future
                    Fact: nvidia cards have reverse engineered support you won't know how and when.

                    The rest is bul**hit

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