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  • Open-Source 3D Success For Radeon RV770

    Phoronix: Open-Source 3D Success For Radeon RV770

    We have just found out from AMD's John Bridgman that Alex Deucher, one of their open-source engineers, has today successfully rendered its first hardware-accelerated triangle on the Radeon HD 4800 series (RV770). In other words, the first open-source 3D milestone for this latest graphics card family from ATI! This is similar to back in March when there was the R500 glxgears milestone and coming two months after that was full 3D support with some Linux games running...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjY3OQ

  • #2
    This is very good news! That was fast...

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    • #3
      Good news! Hopefully this means that the devs will soon have time to start optimizing and adding features to the open-source driver, too!

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      • #4
        For completeness, I should mention that we did not write the original r300demo program (I think it came out of the R300 DRI project) but Matthias (and Alex ?) modified it pretty heavily to make the current r600demo program.

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        • #5
          This is really respectable. So soon we will have working XV under desktop composition? I've been waiting for this since the day I abandoned XGL

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FunkyRider View Post
            soon we will have working XV under desktop composition?
            Pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mr_Alien_Overlord View Post
              Pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease...
              Pretty please with suger on top

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              • #8
                i remeber reading that the cause for the missing triangle issue was nowhere to be found initially.

                was it really such an obscure bug?

                This is really respectable. So soon we will have working XV under desktop composition? I've been waiting for this since the day I abandoned XGL
                well...keep it up. the waiting, that is ;-)

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                • #9
                  Yes, the last R600 news I had read about was: http://emmes.livejournal.com/1783.html

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                  • #10
                    Yay, this comes from the radeonhd devs!

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                    • #11
                      Only if he didn't crash his bike that seriously to broke his finger....

                      Dev guys shouldn't do thing dangerous... our community depends on your well-beings!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FunkyRider View Post
                        Only if he didn't crash his bike that seriously to broke his finger....

                        Dev guys shouldn't do thing dangerous... our community depends on your well-beings!
                        I really don't like this:

                        The 3D documentation isn't available yet to the public either, because IP review apparently turned out to be much more complex then anticipated. Much to the annoyance for everybody involved, including explicitely those poor guys at ATI that have to review them.


                        Bottom line is: we will eventually get there, but even with ATI's great help it's more difficult than anticipated. The programming itself isn't that bad (though definitely much more complex than with r5xx), it's the tiny little details that bite you.

                        Hope they keep up the excellent work though!

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                        • #13
                          Awesome news AMD dev's, keep up the good work!!

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