I'm well aware of that. But my point, and the point of AMD for the renaming, is that these are still being actively sold and are good choices for HTPCs. It's the difference between them that interests me. You generally want the quietest, coolest, most energy efficient hardware for HTPCs, which also has just enough power to display accelerated video.
Originally Posted by pinguinpc
On an AMD card....
Originally Posted by Calinou
i would go with amd if radeonsi gained gl4 and dpm by default. otherwise nvidia gtx650ti which is same price as this one. there is simply charm in running oss drivers. i would have 0 problems to sacrifice some functionalities in order to avoid blob
I guess I'm a filthy casual then, playing Dota 2, SC2, CS:S and TF2 on my useless HD 6750.
Originally Posted by nightmarex
That's about the way I feel about it. My 7870, 6550 perform excellent. I don't have much problems with stability either. My intel 4000 HD does mostly well, except dota 2 (it stops drawing the HD),
Originally Posted by PeterKraus
haven't used my nvidia card in a while as the system is relegated to the family room but it also did well with only a few hiccups.
The Earth just stopped someone at phoronix isn't blindly hating and understands all products have pros and cons.
radeonsi already has DPM by default. Support for OpenGL 4.0 may come around June if we are lucky.
Originally Posted by justmy2cents
Only thing missing is good 2d acceleration. Glamor still has its issues. There are bottlenecks that make a handful of applications terribly slow. There's tearing, and it likes to start segfaulting when upgrading glamor, x11, mesa or any of these closely intertwined components. Back to mesa 9.x for me..
There's a silver lining though. Glamor is being integrated into X, so it'll get more testing, there will be no more version conflicts between X and glamor, and hopefully that leaves more time to work on performance. It'll be a while until the next release though..
3d and UVD I'm happy with.
I made the mistake of buying an NVidia card recently, and I've already put it up for resale (bought second-hand in light of NVidia's inexistent open-source efforts).
Originally Posted by SyXbiT
It turns out that stability, access to recent kernels, KMS, and not having to deal with three versions of a binary installer is better for my peace of mind.
The blob was crashing the system during the night, I was seeing occasional system crashes outside and inside games, and a handful of games were also crashing (without taking down the system) at inconvenient times. Then I had to switch from packages to NVidia's annoying text-only installer, be forced to close my desktop session, narrow down kernel versions that would boot, disable DKMS, figure out that DKMS did work but the CUDA modules didn't build, try again with newer and older drivers, and get the same results. That just takes way too much energy, when the mesa drivers I've returned to just work.
I think the Raspberry Pi qualifies then. Or, if you need more power, one of those Celeron 847 boards.
Originally Posted by GreatEmerald