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    Default Radeon Driver Enables Full 2D Acceleration For HD 7000

    Phoronix: Radeon Driver Enables Full 2D Acceleration For HD 7000

    A commit to the xf86-video-ati driver this morning by AMD's Michel Dänzer says it enables full 2D acceleration for the Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" GPUs...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI2MjY

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    Thanks for heads-up Michael!

    The wait is justified, everyone knows how GCN is different. What is not justified are still low performance (yes, even now) and bad power profiling... Even 260 gtx + proprietary nvidia is faster, than a raw 3x faster 6870 card when comboed with opensource drivers.

    If anyone can practically implement them, he is welcome to setup a kickstarter project with a few thousands bucks as a thanks. I am more than sure, the radeon users will help out.

    If you are not hot at moneymaking by selling cards via means of a good driver,.. don't forget that option, guys.

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    Its time for new series of 2D comparisions between AMD Catalys/MESA+xorg+drm drivers

    PS do we have ONE name for calling graphic drivers for Linux that use FLOSS components?

    (AMD have Catalys but for FLOSS they have r600/radeonSI/r300 etc... no unified name)

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    Quote Originally Posted by przemoli View Post
    Its time for new series of 2D comparisions between AMD Catalys/MESA+xorg+drm drivers

    PS do we have ONE name for calling graphic drivers for Linux that use FLOSS components?

    (AMD have Catalys but for FLOSS they have r600/radeonSI/r300 etc... no unified name)
    The fact is that phoronix readers can do that on their own...
    And everyone is calm and relies on Michael.........! See: http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...Test-using-PTS


    Regarding naming, the opensource driver has one name - its called "Radeon". The parts are different components/modules within kernel.

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    And muxless amd card still a dream under linux.........................
    Last amd device ever...

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    Great to see there is progress on the support of the new asics.
    However, does GLAMOR supports zaphod mode now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycheese View Post
    Thanks for heads-up Michael!

    The wait is justified, everyone knows how GCN is different. What is not justified are still low performance (yes, even now) and bad power profiling... Even 260 gtx + proprietary nvidia is faster, than a raw 3x faster 6870 card when comboed with opensource drivers.

    If anyone can practically implement them, he is welcome to setup a kickstarter project with a few thousands bucks as a thanks. I am more than sure, the radeon users will help out.

    If you are not hot at moneymaking by selling cards via means of a good driver,.. don't forget that option, guys.
    The general idea in this community is that opensource will solve that all on it's own (it's free!!). I'm suprised that ppl are dissapointed by the lagging support for this hardware. And are asking to donate money/manpower.

    Proprietary software is being treated as it's the devil himself. Yet nVidia's driver is the best proof that proprietary works with opensource software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexilion View Post
    The general idea in this community is that opensource will solve that all on it's own (it's free!!). I'm suprised that ppl are dissapointed by the lagging support for this hardware. And are asking to donate money/manpower.

    Proprietary software is being treated as it's the devil himself. Yet nVidia's driver is the best proof that proprietary works with opensource software.
    Well, Intel graphics drivers on GNU/Linux are Free Software and has given by far the most trouble free user experience for me.

    So. Free Software is beating proprietary software hands down here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moilami View Post
    Well, Intel graphics drivers on GNU/Linux are Free Software and has given by far the most trouble free user experience for me.

    So. Free Software is beating proprietary software hands down here.
    cool your jets hippie. intel drivers in windows are more capable AND faster than the linux ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garegin View Post
    cool your jets hippie. intel drivers in windows are more capable AND faster than the linux ones.
    I know. It means Intel drivers on GNU/Linux can be much better performance wise.

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