Statement like "both latest amd and nvidia cards work *now* with their blobs." aren't true and it's what I posted about above. 290 and 290X is waste of money with Catalyst on Linux because performance is unacceptable low compared to Windows driver.
PS: And yeah I'm really confused about GPU generation naming/versioning...
* XVBA is absolutely broken, i if ever got an image it hard locked the whole GPU
* OpenCL hard lock the GPU like clockwork
* OpenGL 3.3 apps worked fine tho
* OpenGL 4+ never worked for me, any example or tutorial or sample code from any source just render garbage or sigsegv or is horribly slow
* Wayland dont work, Kernel upgrade take ages, Xorg ABI update require divine intervertion
* DPM works fine
* Random Xorg crashes
* Worst support in the entire hardware industry(don't come with you report it wrong bs, no matter where you create the bug report the don't give a shit unless a big studio gets affected)
In resume i hate the guts of that piece of shit but some people with different hardware got it working "fine", on the other hand RadeonSI is almost there
* VDPAU work flawlessly
* OpenCL is starting to work and if it fails just sigsegv but never ever hardlock the GPU
* OpenGL 3.3 is almost perfect everywhere(git code)
* OpenGL 4+ haven't tested but is getting very close(i suspect it will jump to 4.3 directly once tessalation and GLSL5 gets done)
* Awesome wayland, always up to date
* DPM works awesome
* Hard rock stable 99.99% of the time(llvm svn sometimes get broken)
* Awesome support (ofc some really hard to debug issues around but mostly really good)
* Issues with very high end GPUs
so in my case fglrx don't exist but if your hardware work correctly with both well you are one of the lucky ones and you can use fglrx until RadeonSI catches up with the features you need but don't assume since it works in your case that is the same for the majority of users since the truth you landed in the very very lucky minority
Note: part of this post is expressing that your post is right and the other is for the OP that believes we all are in the same boat as he is when that is plainly wrong
7790/260/290 was Volcanic.
Pirates is up next.
Last edited by smitty3268; 07-22-2014 at 12:43 AM.
http://xorg.freedesktop.org/wiki/Rad...ture/#index5h2, by the way, lists them as i had initially - with 7790/260/290 as Sea Islands. So apparently no one can keep all the code names straight.
Last edited by lowflyer; 07-22-2014 at 06:33 AM.
And both have TrueAudio (the 7790 is the only one having TrueAudio in the 7000 series).
I don't know about Mantle support on the 7790.
Note that the 7790 is supposed to be GCN 1.0 while 260X is supposed to be GCN 1.1 which is quite contradictory with the above information... Maybe the 7790 was like a GCN 1.1 prototype... The 7790 was released 14 months after the first 7000 series cards and only 7 months before the first 200 series cards.