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  • Unigine Heaven Update Coming With OpenGL Tessellation

    Phoronix: Unigine Heaven Update Coming With OpenGL Tessellation

    We have heard from Denis Shergin, the CEO of Unigine Corp, that an update to Unigine Heaven is imminent. Heaven is their beautiful but demanding technology demo / benchmark that launched last year with a DirectX 11.0 renderer and then in March reached version 2.0 and was released for Linux (finally) with an OpenGL renderer...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODI2Mg

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    embrassing...for ATI/AMD.

    they released their HD5000 series like 6 months (or such) ago...and even after that long time (not taking in the time when they knew that tesselation would be in the 5000 series) they have not been able to give tesselation to linux.

    and here comes nvidia (which i hate...I'm an ATI/AMD fanboy, and I hate intel and nvidia), releases the card and the driver...something ATI/AMD PROMISED to linuxers some months ago...they should fire their whole marketing devision and get some ppl who do something what is worth paying for... i.e.: developing drivers or graphiccards...

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    • #3
      It's made worse that the new nvidia Fermi cards completely and utterly suck. So we go with cards that can't do it, or overpriced, power consuming heat-blasters that have worse performance than the Radeon counterparts (drivers aside).

      Riiight.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Detructor View Post
        and here comes nvidia (which i hate...I'm an ATI/AMD fanboy, and I hate intel and nvidia), releases the card and the driver...something ATI/AMD PROMISED to linuxers some months ago...
        I'm sure asking will only make things worse, but exactly what do you feel "ATI/AMD PROMISED to linuxers some months ago" and how was that promise made ?

        For the last three years I have been hearing about promises we allegedly made, but I don't think I have found a single case where that was actually true.

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        • #5
          This is the internet, desire = promised or guaranteed, obviously

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          • #6
            We should be thankful to ATI/AMD for doing real work to create open source drivers.
            Yet I think they should investigate why their proprietary OpenGL drivers come with (somewhat) serious bugs which aren't fixed for months. Roughly saying, by releasing buggy OpenGL drivers and good DirectX drivers they're strengthening Microsoft which is not good for AMD (not to mention Linux).

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            • #7
              Which is better: more work done into the foss driver or add a new check mark (tessellation) for their proprietary driver?

              Myself I would prefer the first option.

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              • #8
                I don't need those news without dl link, that's just boring.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                  I'm sure asking will only make things worse, but exactly what do you feel "ATI/AMD PROMISED to linuxers some months ago" and how was that promise made ?

                  For the last three years I have been hearing about promises we allegedly made, but I don't think I have found a single case where that was actually true.
                  they promised that when they release a card, the driver will be available on the same day for linux...AFAIK it was even worth an article on phoronix...ah found it: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...volution&num=1

                  AMD has not only provided same-day support for their just-announced Radeon HD 4800 "RV770" series, but they're now beginning to ship the Linux drivers on the retail CDs included with these newest graphics cards. In addition, AMD is very close to reaching feature parity between their Windows and Linux drivers.
                  ok, they didn't promised sorry...my fault, I thought they did that... shame on me

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                    I'm sure asking will only make things worse, but exactly what do you feel "ATI/AMD PROMISED to linuxers some months ago" and how was that promise made ?

                    For the last three years I have been hearing about promises we allegedly made, but I don't think I have found a single case where that was actually true.

                    Promise or not, I can "see" you're the first one to be emberassed, because this situation is emberassing

                    It's not a problem for me, the important is that the oss driver keeps moving, and this is what we should all care of.
                    Just leave AMD alone with their fglrx driver until it does a big-crunch once for all. Because that's what is going to happen between 2011-2012.

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                    • #11
                      funny how unigine blows the nvidia horn. Fermi sucks at everything but tesselation - so they release 2.0 which increases the tesselation load. And now this. Smells fishy.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by energyman View Post
                        funny how unigine blows the nvidia horn. Fermi sucks at everything but tesselation - so they release 2.0 which increases the tesselation load. And now this. Smells fishy.
                        "Smells fishy. " yes but Death fish.. because nvidia is a Death fish ;-)

                        in my point of view catalyst 10-5 brings bugfixes and 10-6 brings more of them.. :-)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                          "Smells fishy. " yes but Death fish.. because nvidia is a Death fish ;-)

                          in my point of view catalyst 10-5 brings bugfixes and 10-6 brings more of them.. :-)
                          so many ppl is still so innocent, really it surprised you that fglrx is tessalation bugged? for god sake if fglrx doesnt even properly accel 2d graphics after what 5 years? how you can expect something that new even work, lol i even think the tessalation function inside fglrx libgl is not coded at all, to me is just a dummy function that always return null just to be gl4 compliant in paper.

                          unigine heaven will rock in a year or a bit more when foss driver get there, probably catalyst 12.3 will still be useless for tessalation though and maybe and is a big maybe direct2d actually is close to work at least at half speed of foss 2d current accel(LOL) and maybe even xvba works like it should, well is fglrx wich close enough to instead of should :O.

                          yeah catalyst 12.3 would be an nice update

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jrch2k8 View Post
                            so many ppl is still so innocent, really it surprised you that fglrx is tessalation bugged? for god sake if fglrx doesnt even properly accel 2d graphics after what 5 years? how you can expect something that new even work, lol i even think the tessalation function inside fglrx libgl is not coded at all, to me is just a dummy function that always return null just to be gl4 compliant in paper.

                            unigine heaven will rock in a year or a bit more when foss driver get there, probably catalyst 12.3 will still be useless for tessalation though and maybe and is a big maybe direct2d actually is close to work at least at half speed of foss 2d current accel(LOL) and maybe even xvba works like it should, well is fglrx wich close enough to instead of should :O.

                            yeah catalyst 12.3 would be an nice update
                            "really it surprised you that fglrx is tessalation bugged?"

                            most of the customers 99% use DX11 for that and no DX11 is not bugged in the catalyst.

                            i don't care about a benchmark or demo like unigin!

                            i care about real apps like "wine" !

                            and wine don't support dx11/OpenGL4 right now!

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                            • #15
                              I'm not demanding it or anything, just curious, how hard would it be to get this into the radeon driver? Sounds tricky.

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