ATI R600 Gallium3D Driver Does Instanced Drawing
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 27 February 2011 at 08:54 PM EST. 7 Comments
As some non-OpenBenchmarking.org news this weekend, committed to the mainline Mesa Git repository for Mesa 7.11 is support for OpenGL instanced drawing within the ATI R600 Gallium3D driver.

Instanced drawing support is not new to Mesa in general but last month there was instanced-draw support merged into Mesa for the GL_ARB_draw_instanced and GL_ARB_instanced_arrays support as part of the (slow) OpenGL 3.0 support upbringing. With the commits over the weekend, Christian K├Ânig implements instanced drawing support in the R600g driver.

The OpenGL instanced drawing for this Gallium3D driver comes from this commit touching around 200 lines of code.
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