PCIe2 support (and upcoming 3) would also be nice. What's holding that up - is it certain card/motherboard combos that are buggy, or are there entire families of cards causing problems? It certainly seems to be close.
Originally Posted by agd5f
This is all very nice and I know that one can't do everything in the same time but power management is like a bastard son for the last two years...
Well, thanks for the good summary, that was something worth reading. I really think we are going to make it faster this time, but hey it is only the second major generation we are going to support, so what do you guys expect? Miracles?
Originally Posted by allquixotic
Rafał made quite a good job reverse engineering the HDMI support for evergreen, and we are currently trying to release at least the register documentation, so that this basic support can be cleaned up and extended.
Originally Posted by RussianNeuroMancer
And for UVD: There was already said to much, just because of a simple note about my schedule for the next weeks....
You are making my mistake, blowing money in the direction of careless pit.
Originally Posted by r1348
A review of opensource driver running southern island gpu would be nice, basically the interesting points would be power consumptions(use AC socket measurement device) at full load, desktop work, idle; performance in quake engines/unigine/wine and quirks (using multimonitor, rendering errors, hangs etc). An open source from AMD is always with huge grain of salt.
There is something Iīd like to clear up, I donīt like how AMD does opensource, donīt like at all. But I absolutely appreciate your work guys, because without it AMD "effort" will stay completely on the ground. This does not mean Im buying AMD cards however, except AMD does its homework.
Originally Posted by Deathsimple
No kidding. You could say that about 99% of the benchmarks Michael does, unfortunately.
Originally Posted by Qaridarium
They would be more intriguing if someone went to the trouble of figuring out exactly what these benchmarks are stressing - i know on the windows side Quake 3 games for a long time were only limited by how much memory bandwidth a card had available. Not sure if that's still the case or not. At least then we'd be able to look at these tests just like a microbenchmark to see what in particular in the driver is improving or needs improvement.
its really sad michael@phoronix do not understand computer benchmarking
Originally Posted by smitty3268
synthetic benchmarks like unigine heaven are invalid!
benchmarks like Quake3 are invalid because NO ONE USE MORE THAN 200FPS!
200fps only because stereoscopic view and 100fps per eye.
Micheael really need to chance his benchmarks in a way that they are usefull.
this means Unigine-Oil-rush instead of unigine heaven
this means doom3 instead of quake3
this means all results over 200fps market as invalid result. (no joke its not valid!)
more compute tests like openCL-Bitcoin a raytracing realtime engine openCL test.
more wine tests with engines like TA-spring.
and wine test with ARMA2-Free edition-
7850 would seem like an excellent card if you use most of your time in Linux with open source drivers and switch to another OS for occasional gaming. I only need the drivers to support desktop, video (xv is fine) and preferably at least basic power management.
Originally Posted by crazycheese