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  • Moustacha
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    maybe soon will be defined (roughly probably) by Michael's AMD slides. cross your everything.

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  • d2kx
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    Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
    the only reasonable solution i see right now

    ati is said to be to releasing rewritten opengl core in their drivers soon.

    it is planned to come to linux as well - so the developers are not going to mess around with the current codebase apart from usual bugfixing.

    that's the way i see it now - we cannot expect new features nor performance gains in fglrx until that new opengl core hits fglrx.
    Exactly. But "Soon" means sometimes in 2007.

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  • yoshi314
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    the only reasonable solution i see right now

    ati is said to be to releasing rewritten opengl core in their drivers soon.

    it is planned to come to linux as well - so the developers are not going to mess around with the current codebase apart from usual bugfixing.

    that's the way i see it now - we cannot expect new features nor performance gains in fglrx until that new opengl core hits fglrx.

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  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by drag View Post
    interest thing. Apparently end users are the only ones wanting better drivers now:
    Micheal Dell's blog entry titled: "Linux: Driver Support is Key"
    http://direct2dell.com/one2one/archi...3/28/9655.aspx

    Currently Dell won't buy and sell hardware for it's Linux servers unless it has full open source driver support...
    Heh... I don't think AMD is even offering an M9 part for sale anymore- I could be mistaken on that though. If so, then Dell's got it's server parts- and they'd be decent enough performers in the OpenGL space for them. Desktop parts though- they'd have to stick with Intel's offerings for right now.

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by mukiex View Post
    I think what would be fantastic would be if Phoronix went above and beyond (tho I'm not sure if they have access to the hardware needed to do this) and added benchmark results for the GeForce 7600 as well.

    It would really drive the point home if Nvidia's midrange card performed better than Ati's flagship in OpenGL.
    Even the GeForce 6600 performs the same or better from our most recent tests.

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  • mukiex
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    I think what would be fantastic would be if Phoronix went above and beyond (tho I'm not sure if they have access to the hardware needed to do this) and added benchmark results for the GeForce 7600 as well.

    It would really drive the point home if Nvidia's midrange card performed better than Ati's flagship in OpenGL.

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  • drag
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    interest thing. Apparently end users are the only ones wanting better drivers now:
    Micheal Dell's blog entry titled: "Linux: Driver Support is Key"
    http://direct2dell.com/one2one/archi...3/28/9655.aspx

    Currently Dell won't buy and sell hardware for it's Linux servers unless it has full open source driver support...

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  • SnowZero
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    Thank you. Hopefully I wasn't the only one wondering that.

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  • Michael
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    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=9306

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  • SnowZero
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    Link to article?

    Maybe I'm just dumb, but I can't find the article/thread the Inq is referring to. Can someone give me a title or link? The Inq left out those details...

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