Lest everyone ask the same questions again this was discussed last week:
Phoronix: Open-Source Radeon UVD1 Code Is Pending Review
One of several wonderful milestones for the open-source Radeon driver in 2013 was AMD open-sourcing the UVD video acceleration code to provide video hardware decoding for modern formats with their open-source Linux GPU driver. That code though didn't support the original UVD engine but now new code is pending review for public release that provides that early hardware support...
Damn. Looks like still no support coming for RV770, which happens to be the chip I have. I wonder what's special about that chip?
I'm burning from the fact AMD released 5000 (supporting OGL4/D3D11, UVD 2.2 and whistles) series 2 months right after I purchased the 4890. After 2 years AMD called my card legacy and there is no burn heal for that
And are there any plans to bring VCE, or whatever the encoding side is called, to linux?
Uh, I don't get how releasing the code would change anything regarding copyright infringement, given that it presently occurs even without the code.
Originally Posted by Christian KönigAnyone stating that has either no clue or is intentionally misinfoming. Newegg alone lists 18 different mainboards featuring the 760G/785G/880G chipsets that are still sold. Many smaller OEMs use masses of boards with these chipsets for their cheaper AM3 systems. AMD is still making money with these chipsets.Originally Posted by Michael
Anyway, I hope they release it and they make it ASAP, as I have two laptops that will see benefitted from it
AMD is presumably not making money with it, because they sold those boards to the resellers already some months/years ago. AMD can only make money of this, IF they still PRODUCE those boards/chips and still sell them to the retailers. I can also buy a "new" nvidia riva TNT graphics card at some store, but that does not earn nvidia money.
and by the way the 7xx/8xxG feature UVD 2.0 and were launched 2007/2010...
Last edited by tomtomme; 01-29-2014 at 03:46 AM.