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    Phoronix: Coming Soon: AMD R600 3D Documentation

    For months we have been telling you that AMD has been preparing to release their R600 series documentation as well as opening up the source-code to two of their internal software projects used for testing new graphics processor designs prior to the availability of the actual hardware. Advanced Micro Devices has yet to release their 3D programming documentation covering the R600 series (or the brand-new RV770) nor the source-code to their two internal projects (TCore and KGrids), but following several postings in our forums over the past couple of weeks and many emails inquiring about the status, today we have a brief update to share.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=12735

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    Wow! Great news. I hope this can fix all these issues with the sad frame rates on ATI cards.

    now if only CrossfireX support came soon...

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    • #3
      Is there any chance for a first shot to be available for the next wave of distro in october (ubuntu 8.10 fedora 10)?

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      • #4
        Woohoo! Go AMD!

        I just wish I would have had an AMD option on the inspiron 1420n I just bought. Not only did I get an undocumented gpu, I got a defective one.
        ...and Dell replaced the wrong part.

        twice.

        ..I should have it back, working, in one or two days.
        ...at which point the hardware will /still/ be undocumented.

        The Dell techs, the second they see you bought it with Ubuntu instead of Vista, get all scared and just try to forward you somewhere else.

        Anyways, keep up the awesomeness, I look forward to, sometime down the line, owning another AMD gpu.

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        • #5
          I am looking to buy a whole bunch of these cards if 3d textures start working!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lucky_ View Post
            Is there any chance for a first shot to be available for the next wave of distro in october (ubuntu 8.10 fedora 10)?
            I'd say it's very doubtful for Ubuntu 8.10. For the next Fedora release, it's possible an experimental version could appear...
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Michael View Post
              I'd say it's very doubtful for Ubuntu 8.10. For the next Fedora release, it's possible an experimental version could appear...
              Well could be a really good reason to have a look at it.
              I was wondering, because ATM the alpha 3 of ubntu 8.10 boots but mess up all the output on my 2400 XT.

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              • #8
                OTOH, it's not there yet: http://emmes.livejournal.com/1783.html

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                • #9
                  As long as Xv and Compiz can happily live together I will use it. I don't care the Windowed GL anymore

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by FunkyRider View Post
                    As long as Xv and Compiz can happily live together I will use it.
                    I waited an year for this myself

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                    • #11
                      AFAIK the r500+ series don't have the traditional video overlay anymore, so Xv is bound to work fine together with compiz.
                      What's missing for r300/400 at the moment is automatic disabling of the traditional overlay when a compositing manager is active... agd5f, are you listening?
                      Last edited by greg; 08-14-2008, 03:16 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by greg View Post
                        AFAIK the r500+ series don't have the traditional video overlay anymore, so Xv is bound to work fine together with compiz.
                        ATI blob gives tearing and makes my HTPC unstable. So I can live with missing 3D function. I just want XV support and stable driver..

                        My left kidney for XVMC/H.264 Acc support..

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