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    Phoronix: S3 Announces New GPU, Magical Linux Driver

    In addition to VIA announcing a register documentation drop and driver partnership, S3 Graphics, which is a VIA Technologies joint venture company, has announced a new graphics card. Earlier this year S3 announced the Chrome 440 GTX, but today's press release christens the Chrome 500 series...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Njg2Nw

  • #2
    So is this register-compatible with any of the documented IGPs, or is it a different family?

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    • #3
      My gut-feeling is that they just tried to fish for some additional press-attantion with this. If anyone pokes them refering to their press-release I'd expect a reply along the lines "Oops, did we mention Linux there. Nah sorry, that was just a typo."

      Best regards ...

      Mirco

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MacSlow View Post
        My gut-feeling is that they just tried to fish for some additional press-attantion with this. If anyone pokes them refering to their press-release I'd expect a reply along the lines "Oops, did we mention Linux there. Nah sorry, that was just a typo."

        Best regards ...

        Mirco
        Still waiting on a reply from them
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          ATI already has a OpenGL 3.0 Driver since Catalyst 8.9

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          • #6
            Originally posted by thacrazze View Post
            ATI already has a OpenGL 3.0 Driver since Catalyst 8.9
            But does it work?

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            • #7
              This would be pretty nice if it does work out. Maybe even a competitor to Radeon HD4350, they appear to be priced similarly.

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              • #8
                Michael Larabel wrote some really negatively biased articles there. Why so much scepticism?
                Clearly via/s3 is on the right path - they deserve some gratification and encouragement (especially the latter).

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