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  • R300 Graphics Improvements For KDE's KWin

    Phoronix: R300 Graphics Improvements For KDE's KWin

    If you're using any R300/400/500 GPU with the Gallium3D R300 driver, there's some improvements coming up for you in the KDE KWin compositing window manager...

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

  • #2
    OMG Martin is so awesome.

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    • #3
      Even though I use the nVidia binary driver, I lower my hat before Phoronix/Micheal for giving a helping hand for the cause of having stable, feature complete OSS drivers.

      - Gilboa
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      BACK: Tyan Tempest i5400XT, 2xE5335, 8GB, 3x1.5TB, 9800GTX, F21/x86-64.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by gilboa View Post
        Back during XDC2011 Chicago I passed along an ATI Radeon X1300PRO graphics card to get to him so he could work out these issues.
        Wow... That's

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        • #5
          Geez. The X1300? Isn't it like $20 a piece now? The OSS progress has been so severely hindered by lack of fund that a $20 card cannot be spared! Sigh...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FunkyRider View Post
            Geez. The X1300? Isn't it like $20 a piece now? The OSS progress has been so severely hindered by lack of fund that a $20 card cannot be spared! Sigh...
            Seriously. If only this scaled linearly...

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            • #7
              Maybe the next step will be to get performance on r600+ up to speed. They've only been out for 4 some years. I don't see why dragging a window around should be laggy in this day and age.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mattst88 View Post
                Seriously. If only this scaled linearly...
                Well, don't know what your intention is (or which year are you living?!) but a card 10x more expensive is effectively more than 100x faster now. So it's more like exponentially.

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                • #9
                  Nice. Thanks Martin and thanks Michael.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks a lot!
                    There are still people which use R300/R400 cards with latest KDE versions.
                    Unfortunately because of the problems I had to disable desktop effects in KDE 4.7.x but I used them without bigger problems in KDE 4.6.x and earlier versions.

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