I have always liked the hardware, and for that reason I do have ATI cards again (I foolishly believed the drivers had gotten better).
I also like the open source efforts, but the company ATI/the graphics division of AMD just ticks me off.
We have developers working on the open source drivers as well as fglrx.
Does amd have opengl 3.2 support for new hardware with fglrx? As far as I know nvidia has it.
For your information, the R3xx-R5xx Gallium3D driver supports OpenGL 2.1 and GLSL works, but there are some serious bugs which must be fixed first. Recently I've been working on it and have some fixes that are yet to be pushed. It's definitely not even ready for testing, but we're slowly getting there.
Please hurry, I have R740 and for me the ati-drivers are crap in 2d and "OK" in 3d. The radeon or radeonhd drivers are great in 2d but bad or no hardware acceleration in 3d.
Are people working on supporting 7xx chips? Seven days ago, they changed this in the man pages: xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati that 3d acceleration is supported...
//edit: are they also working on crossfire?
Last edited by disi; 11-19-2009 at 07:37 PM.
As of the 7.6 release it's probably at the point where distros can start enabling it by default, but the last critical fix (text box corruption under Compiz) went in too late for most of the fall distro release schedules. AFAIK the level of support is roughly the same as for 3xx-5xx drivers, although it's likely to have a *different* set of bugs.
Last edited by bridgman; 11-19-2009 at 09:18 PM.
Yeah got GLSL
And some of the demo's are even working! Although I have no idea if they are rendering correctly.Code:OpenGL version string: 2.0 Mesa 7.8-devel OpenGL shading language version string: 1.10
EDIT: Compared with the mesa software rasterizer, it renders almost the same, only the colors are different.
Last edited by monraaf; 11-19-2009 at 08:39 PM.