Have to agree with this - the work is amazing given the limitations, but those limitations still place it behind the supported FOSS drivers being put out by AMD and Intel.
Originally Posted by Luke_Wolf
Would be a cool idea for a new GPU chip that's about to be released. Just give a chip sample under an NDA and with maybe a little info to kickstart the RE then let the hardware hackers at it and see what they come up with as far as a working driver for that GPU.
Originally Posted by zanny
As for Gallium, its success should have gotten Google into the act and why they didn't jump at it is beyond me.
Awesome article, it's great to see Nouveau moving forward. Hopefully I'll be able to start using it as my default driver sometime in the next year.
Just a little quibble about a detail in the article; the test rig information box lists the CPU as being "Intel Core i7-4790k @4.00GHz (8 cores)". The 4790k doesn't have 8 cores, it has 4 cores, it can handle 8 threads. The preferred Intel nomenclature seems to be "4C8T", "8 threads", or "quad core with HT".