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  • Radeon R600 DRM In The Works

    Phoronix: Radeon R600 DRM In The Works

    AMD has yet to publicly release the R600 (Radeon HD 2000 / Radeon HD 3000) documentation, but the xf86-video-radeonhd developers at Novell have had this documentation under NDA. This documentation, however, is expected to be cleared for release soon. Novell's Matthias Hopf has mentioned that this register documentation is in excess of 650 pages.....

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

  • #2
    Great Hopefully, R500+R600+R700 support is done before R800 arrives.

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    • #3
      Hurray! I've been desperately waiting for this ever since radeonhd was first announced.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Chewi View Post
        Hurray! I've been desperately waiting for this ever since radeonhd was first announced.
        me too!
        I'm really disappointed with the latest fglrx drivers :/

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        • #5
          Thanks for the DRM clarification, lol.

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          • #6
            keep in mind it will come in the future since every piece of code is just experimental and everything is just e little step.

            real (usable) drm support will appear upstream just in a far future.

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            • #7
              the release of the "TCore" source-code is imminent
              ...it was 'imminent' at least two months ago. that means we probably have to wait a couple more months ;-)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
                ...it was 'imminent' at least two months ago. that means we probably have to wait a couple more months ;-)
                This time AMD seems pretty confident that it's days away... possibly this week.
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Michael View Post
                  This time AMD seems pretty confident that it's days away... possibly this week.
                  Together with HD4850 and HD4870 coming soon, which seem to be interesting pieces of hardware, I call this really good news.

                  Wait a minute, the new cards are based on RV770, when will documentation for that be cleaned up?

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                  • #10
                    If we were to release a new chip, which I can neither confirm nor deny, I would expect that documentation would come in two stages; an "addendum" package fairly quickly with just enough info to light up the display and support unaccelerated operation, followed later by a more complete package.

                    Once we get 6xx 3d info out (including tcore) we will be pretty much "caught up" and life should get a lot eastier. From the start of the open source initiative until now we have had to put out information much more quickly than we were introducing chips, which was hard on everyone involved. Going forward, we only have to keep pace with new GPU introduction, which will give us time to start backfilling information for older chips and dealing with any gaps in the current info.
                    Last edited by bridgman; 06-05-2008, 08:57 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Thank you bridgman and don't take me too serious. I have no reason to doubt AMD's strong commitment in Open Source anymore.

                      The net is full of rumors and it seems RV770 will be released within the next 2 weeks, almost together with Nvidia's new GT200 and we should not forget Nvidia still lacks an Open Source strategy. If reports are true RV770 will be very competitive on a price/performance ratio (HD4850 > 8800 Ultra, ~220$; HD4870 = HD4850 x 1.3, *320$) and will feature enhanced PowerPlay allowing superior idle consumption. Furthermore it should be based on RV670, so I believe we will see DRM support soon as well.

                      Okay, still only rumors and nothing I expect AMD employees to comment on.

                      Going forward, we only have to keep pace with new GPU introduction, which will give us time to start backfilling information for older chips and dealing with any gaps in the current info.
                      Sounds promising, no more bans on leave. Enjoy your holidays

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