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  • Did Hell Just Freeze Over? Here's Evergreen On Gallium3D!

    Phoronix: Did Hell Just Freeze Over? Here's Evergreen On Gallium3D!

    The Linux community is still in awe from today's announcement that Broadcom has released an open-source WiFi driver for their newest 802.11n chipsets after not backing any Linux support for their wireless hardware in years past. In the Phoronix IRC channel the question was jokingly begged if hell has frozen over, but now we have another announcement to share today, which makes us wonder if hell has really frozen over. No, we aren't sharing more news right now on Valve's Steam/Source Linux client that's still coming, but that there is now Gallium3D support for the ATI Radeon HD 5000 "Evergreen" series!..

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODU4NQ

  • Ard Righ
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    airlied, is there much chance this driver will make it into Fedora 14? Or at least F14-rawhide for people to test?

    I would very much like to try it, but I'm not game enough at the moment to compile drivers to run on my laptop.

    You might not remember, but I thanked you at LCA2010 for your work on the ATI drivers, and that still holds very true

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  • bridgman
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    Originally posted by airlied View Post
    At least on openarena which was causing 1.5 CS packets per frame I didn't see any useful speedup at all.
    I somehow expected a considerably larger number of CS packets per frame (I was thinking more like 10-50) and presumably the speedup would be more significant in those cases. Do you think openarena is typical in terms of CS packets per frame ?

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  • BlackStar
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    Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
    KDE Vs. Gnome flamewar + Blackstar + editing previous posts for profit = ... ?
    Which reminds me, we haven't had any good flamewars for some time. Don't worry though, the edit window won't affect those. It only annoys honest users, such as bridgman.

    Also bridgman got this right.

    @marek, airlied: is early-z/hierarchical-z working? This can give a nice speedup, in the order of a few percent in most cases (although I've seen up to 50% on specific tests with high overdraw, heavy shaders and weak hardware).

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  • V!NCENT
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    Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
    Sorry, how exactly is edit window supposed to affect whether trolls get in or not? o.O
    KDE Vs. Gnome flamewar + Blackstar + editing previous posts for profit = ... ?

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  • airlied
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    Originally posted by marek View Post
    Nothing I know of.


    I think Dave has done some work to optimize redundant state setting at the beginning of CS and the performance difference was negligible, so I think this has been debunked.

    Yeah I modified the stack to accept multiple CS packets per frame, with no re-emit or flushing between them, so at least every frame would cause a re-emit instead of multiple re-emits per frame. At least on openarena which was causing 1.5 CS packets per frame I didn't see any useful speedup at all.

    page-flip is probably a good speedup for fullscreen games alright that isn't done yet.

    Dave.

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  • bridgman
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    Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
    Sorry, how exactly is edit window supposed to affect whether trolls get in or not? o.O
    My understanding was roughly the following :

    New users aren't allowed to post link-laden ads (and other users don't seem to feel the need to do so ), but spammers were using the edit mechanism to make an initial post without links then go back and edit the post to add the rest of the advertisement. Limiting the edit window seemed to stop the practice.

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  • marek
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    Originally posted by whizse View Post
    Just speaking for myself and my needs, r300g is very much fast enough. It's also coming very, very close to dethrone i965 as the free driver where most games/apps/demos work.
    Glad to hear that. Thanks.

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  • whizse
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    Just speaking for myself and my needs, r300g is very much fast enough. It's also coming very, very close to dethrone i965 as the free driver where most games/apps/demos work.

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  • nanonyme
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    Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
    The edit windows should be 5min. That enough to modify your post and keep the trolls out.
    Sorry, how exactly is edit window supposed to affect whether trolls get in or not? o.O

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