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  • Serafean
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    Originally posted by Spazturtle View Post
    1) Firmware isn't part of the driver
    2) Would you rather the firmware was on a read-only chip on the GPU?
    1) Driver is useless without firmware, so it effectively is.
    2) yes. At that point it becomes hardware.

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  • dungeon
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    Originally posted by torsionbar28 View Post

    This news from AMD is fantastic and pure goodness. What do you gain from dropping a turd into the punchbowl?
    I spot something questionable on that page, because AFAIK Free/LIbre is something against blobs in opensource drivers, these firmwares... that is all, libre people uses linux-libre kernel and there this driver is deblobed and practicaly unusable, so saying yes under Free/Libre there does not sound right to me

    A modern x86 PC, both intel and AMD, has binary blobs in the CPU, in the motherboard, in the add-in cards for sound, RAID, etc. That's not the point here. Having a 100% open source driver stack for a tier-1 GPU is truly a milestone in Open Source history. Don't play the turd delivery boy - This is a historic event, in case that hasn't sunk in for you yet, not to mention the announcement's comment about AMD continuing working towards open sourcing the blobs. Intel isn't doing this, and neither is NVidia. AMD is to be commended for pursuing an aggressively open-source friendly strategy.
    Did i comment on article at all, i quoted link from another mentioned webpage and commented on that
    Last edited by dungeon; 05-13-2017, 07:08 AM.

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  • oooverclocker
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    I <3 AMD for this step.

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  • M@yeulC
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    Thank you AMD. I guess I will go from Evergreen to Polaris or Vega pretty soon

    Though I hope the community is still working on clover, since it is gallium-based

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  • Adarion
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    Nice, really nice. Even though my few RadeonSI chips won't benefit from it but this is very welcome. I hope this will gain more momentum. It takes a while sometimes, but in the end it's being delivered. I wonder what's next.

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  • boffo
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    I was waiting this for years. Thank you AMD!

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  • Kohrias
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    This is awesome news! Thank you very much AMD!

    I am happy I switched to the RX480. My next graphics cards will definitely be from AMD, too!

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  • vein
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    Wow! This is great! If I only had the time to play with this right now. Thank you AMD. My fury was the best buy I have ever made!

    When I got time I will look at packaging build for arch if someone else isn't faster.

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  • boxie
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    this is pretty cool! given the next ubuntu LTS is out next year, hopefully we will have some seemless OpenCL goodness in that release! It'll be good to catch up with Fedora on that front

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  • Marc.2377
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    I have been reading Phoronix for quite a while now, including the forums, and I felt the need to register in order to manifest how happy I am for this.

    Thank you AMD for keeping your promise, and huge thanks to everyone's hard work in making this possible.

    I'm switching to Linux as main OS pronto.

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