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AMD's RS880 / 785G Gains Open-Source Acceleration

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Published on 04 August 2009 12:12 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
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Back in March we shared that the open-source ATI driver had gained support for the unreleased ATI RS880 IGP. Well, the RS880 ended up being turned into the 785G due to some problems on AMD's side, but today this new, much more powerful IGP has launched. With that said, another commit made to the xf86-video-ati driver today finishes off the support. The RS880 / 785G IGPs are now properly recognized and the 2D acceleration support is complete.

The xf86-video-ati driver has support for the ATI Radeon HD 4100, Radeon HD 4200, Mobility Radeon HD 4100, and Mobility Radeon HD 4200. There is also a fifth PCI ID for a yet to be named ATI RS880 chip. We should have test results soon for this new ATI Radeon IGP from both the open-source drivers as well as the Linux Catalyst driver, which should already provide full support for these new graphics processors.

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