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  • #46
    Originally posted by allquixotic View Post
    If this is indeed true and confirmed, that's awesome.

    Ten million graphics cards? I guess they don't do anything small in communist China...
    just so you know: China is not a communist state (in fact, we never had a communist state on this planet) but instead a de-facto dictatorship.

    In other news: Just because it says 'low fat' on potatoe crisps doesn't make them healthy/calory free.

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    • #47
      Lol

      PS: reaction to the news, not to any comment in this thread

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      • #48
        Originally posted by hal2k1 View Post
        Where is the harm nVidia?
        It might be as simple as 'releasing documentation costs money'. Our friends from AMD will probably confirm that it's a lot of work and takes time, a bunch of lawyers and sofware and hardware engineers to write, clean up, review and release documentation.

        Fear to lose "IP" perhaps as well, but that's more like and irrational worry because the nouveau guys will find out the relevant information anyway and document how nvidia GPUs work and evolve.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Detructor View Post
          just so you know: China is not a communist state (in fact, we never had a communist state on this planet) but instead a de-facto dictatorship.
          Your distinction is worthless and reflects your wholly ignorant understand and/or intentional blindness towards the history of communism, marxist, and socialist thought and history.

          This just reflects the desire of most 'communists' or 'socialists' to re-write history and change definitions to keep their illusions and misconceptions about economics and the human condition alive.

          Regardless China is no longer trying to be a communist state because communist state is self-destructive and is a terrible way to try to run a society. They are adopting a evolved model of what is increasingly popular in Europe and United States.. totalitarian government working hand in hand with corporate interests to ensure that the power elite can keep their power while still having a healthy economy. (which isn't really going to work either)

          In other news: Just because it says 'low fat' on potatoe crisps doesn't make them healthy/calory free.
          In other news: Saying that potatoe crisps are in fact yellow fried taco bits and denying that they were ever potatoe crisps in the first place does not make potatoe crisps healthy.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by not.sure View Post
            It might be as simple as 'releasing documentation costs money'. Our friends from AMD will probably confirm that it's a lot of work and takes time, a bunch of lawyers and sofware and hardware engineers to write, clean up, review and release documentation.
            So, loosing at least 350 million dollars doesn't cost money? Or releasing documentation would cost more than selling 10 million graphics chips?

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            • #51
              Since the Linus - nVidia flame, people started to say a lot of false rumors.

              This article it's quite oppotunistic.

              I don't buy that.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by drag View Post
                No it's not. Fglrx is easily one of the worst possible drivers you could use on Linux.

                It may look half-way decent when you are running full screen benchmarks, but in terms of actual real world use it's compatibility with applications and desktops is miserable and it's crash prone. Not to also mention that it's miserable to install.
                Oh boy, you haven't seen the likes of EMGD, then.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by devius View Post
                  So, loosing at least 350 million dollars doesn't cost money? Or releasing documentation would cost more than selling 10 million graphics chips?
                  Well it's not pure profit. It still costs them money to produce the gpus.

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                  • #54
                    I just want to say something about some false rumors against Loongson (mips). The L3C part has 16 cores, each of them has 2*512bit FMAC vectors for Float and another same length unit for Integer, thats bigger than Ivy Bridge and only with 20watt @2ghz. This is 512Gflops DP64bit, or 1Tflop SP64, or 2Tflops SP32, or 4Tops-32 (with Integer). Also has Emulation Instructions in order to accelerate Qemu, and Mips3D Instructions in order to accelerate Software Rasterizers like LLVMpipe. So I don't think that this processor, or another one from the new technologies that are in development, will have an AMD or another GPU, because they don't need one.

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                    • #55
                      Getting rid of as much 3rd party IP in their products as they can is one thing both AMD and nVidia can do to help as the 3rd parties are generally quite restrictive in their licensing. These 3rd parties can include the Hollywood studios, chip suppliers to nVidia or other rightsholders to the decoding mechanisms for example. If all this 3rd party stuff's dealt with then it'll be easier for more open drivers to be developed.

                      All that is asked of the hardware vendors is enough documentation to allow developers to write a functional and useful Linux driver for the hardware. This Linux hardware support will even help drive sales as there are a lot of people out there who'd buy hardware that works quite well with a well-supported Linux driver. These hardware makers should realize there's a whole new market out there when Linux supports their hardware

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                      • #56
                        Title of this article is wrong

                        NVIDIA Loses Huge GPU Order Due To Linux Blob
                        This is only partial truth NVIDIA lost the GPU order because they are unwilling to support their customers with know-how

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by From the article
                          along with making colorful comments about the green company, NVIDIA's bullshit response
                          I don't understand the tone here. Even if Nvidia is not going to release their card specs or open their drivers, how does that make them bullshit?

                          It's their f*cking choice. I couldn't care less whether they opened their driver or not. If they lose their customers because of it, that's their concern. Why is it so tough for you to accept?

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by ArchLinux View Post
                            I don't understand the tone here. Even if Nvidia is not going to release their card specs or open their drivers, how does that make them bullshit?

                            It's their f*cking choice. I couldn't care less whether they opened their driver or not. If they lose their customers because of it, that's their concern. Why is it so tough for you to accept?
                            Don't take it too seriously... he just needed a way to slip in another self-link to generate more ad revenue, and feigning outrage makes the link seem click-worthy.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by johnc View Post
                              Don't take it too seriously... he just needed a way to slip in another self-link to generate more ad revenue, and feigning outrage makes the link seem click-worthy.
                              Yeah.. Maybe so...

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by ArchLinux View Post
                                I don't understand the tone here. Even if Nvidia is not going to release their card specs or open their drivers, how does that make them bullshit?
                                That PR release was full of PR talk, a.k.a. bullshit. It's nothing special about NVidia, that's just what PR departments do. Their specialty is bullshit.

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