All I hear is AMD HD 5000/6000 owners are FFFFFFFFFFuuuuuuuuuu!
I would say most of R9:s are mostly bought for coin maining, not really gaming...
Sorry AMD, there is an alternative for Linux gamers. It's called nVidia + OpenGL. Let your Mantle rot until you decide to open it.Originally Posted by AMD
That's it! Sadly
Don't get wrong. In my previous post I was upset but I've just expressed my point of vue about the company, her "strategy" and her "Marketing".
To tell the truth, I don't even read any articles related to this company whatever the subject is. I just read the title... like I did today.
To make things clear, I wasn't talking about the dev. I still believe that those guys has always tried (and still try) to do their best to make things good.
But I have huge doubts about the company giving them all the resources they really need to achieve their goal. That decision is obviously not in their hands.
Actualy, I think that the startegy of AMD has been "wait and see until this market will be juicy; Then, we'll rush in it".
It is the time, now...
If ever, Nvidia will be able to make good CPU and Intel to make more powerfull GPU... What will happen to you?
...Later would be too late.
Where is the AMD wich has created the "Athlon II" year's ago? Where is your ability to compete with Intel? What have you done of ATI?
This is only my point of view and it's based on my own experiences as a Linux distro's user for about ten years. Maybe the company complitely don't care of that but I am not the only one...
We all need a serious competitor in both CPU & GPU's area. So I repeat, stop talking before, be creative and innovative, make things real then talk about it.
I'll probably enjoy it if it happened. I wish you good luck.
Good for U.I have a 6870 and it has been working fine for games since I installed it in my system, and video playback since the day when AMD released the UVD code. Using only open source drivers.
Now, try to do it with an 4850 (rv770)
http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature/#4 Point 4 in "Footnotes"
I lend my 7850 to a friend (win user) since I've got my GTX760, so I can't tell.
Now, I'd rather prefer to use only FOSS, I mean it. But can you seriously telling me that today, if you want to play big titles with most of the options "enable", you can do that with an only FOSS system? I doubt it.
Don't worry ( :-) ), the day I found that my hardware could run nicely with only FOSS, I'll do it without any regrets of pushing away blob's drivers.
In fact, i read it pretty much the opposite way.
In other words, DX12 isn't out yet, linux doesn't have anything, so you better get windows and use mantle."With DirectX 12 games still over 18 months away and no alternatives in sight for Linux gamers, Mantle’s future looks bright."
Maybe they'll bring it to linux, but i wouldn't count on it and i certainly don't think that's what this guy was saying.