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    Default AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right

    Phoronix: AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right

    Back in May I wrote about how AMD's open-source support for Hawaii was broken months after the Radeon R9 290 series was introduced... Fast forward to today, the AMD Hawaii open-source support is still broken...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc0NjA

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    But, Catalyst isn't a piece of OpenGL support crap?

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    I've fixed up a line in the article:
    Then again, if you've just spent several hundred dollars on an AMD Radeon R9 290 series graphics card, chances are you'll want to get a refund and buy nvidia

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    Default Stop the AMD bashing please!

    Quote Originally Posted by teeedubb View Post
    I've fixed up a line in the article:
    Then again, if you've just spent several hundred dollars on an AMD Radeon R9 290 series graphics card, chances are you'll want to get a refund and buy nvidia
    Quote Originally Posted by Filiprino View Post
    But, Catalyst isn't a piece of OpenGL support crap?
    This doesn't help any one.

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    So much for the myth that releasing hardware documentation means open source drivers will appear out of nowhere. Did you think the drivers will write themselves?

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    Default No myth!

    Quote Originally Posted by GT220 View Post
    So much for the myth that releasing hardware documentation means open source drivers will appear out of nowhere. Did you think the drivers will write themselves?
    Could be that you're biased by your nvidia experience. On the AMD side these drivers *do* appear out of nowhere. Last weekend the radeonsi drivers appeared in debian/testing. So much for your myth. Before that, you could compile the drivers yourself. It's now a couple of weeks and these drivers will be *stable*. (By the way they run great)
    Last edited by lowflyer; 07-22-2014 at 06:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowflyer View Post
    This doesn't help any one.
    Neither does doing a half arsed job **cough**AMD**cough**

    And comment like those do help - I'm sure you would like to know about cruddy products before buying them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teeedubb View Post
    I've fixed up a line in the article:
    Then again, if you've just spent several hundred dollars on an AMD Radeon R9 290 series graphics card, chances are you'll want to get a refund and buy nvidia
    So you get what? Another card that doesn't run on opensource stack and needs a closed blob...
    At least support for an amd card will come sooner or later; forget it about nvidia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackshard View Post
    So you get what? Another card that doesn't run on opensource stack and needs a closed blob...
    At least support for an amd card will come sooner or later; forget it about nvidia.
    A card that works NOW, not maybe some time in the future.. Graphics cards aint like bottles of wine...

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    Default nvidia

    don't buy amd cards, great hardware, garbage drivers the normal thing

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