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    leipero
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    This is impressive, especially having on mind that AMD dropped support for those GPU's. Have to say, r600g works fine with 3.3 support, it can only get better with 4.x.

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  • chithanh
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    Originally posted by Tomin View Post
    OEM stuff is something that is often found in second hand markets and 7000 series is now in the age that ends up there.
    True, but that is not what I meant. I meant product like the Radeon HD 6770 which started as OEM product in the West and as retail product in China (and only later came to retail in the West), or R9 370 / R9 370X (not to be confused with R7 370) which are OEM-only in the West and/or official retail products in China.

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  • Luke
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    R600 stuff is what I have and as I am not employed I can't afford to throw it out. Glad to see it still being worked on. I can tell you that for the FOSS linux games I have, current R600g performance equals or exceeds what Catalyst was able to do in spring 2012 and is open. This has matured very nicely and has continued to gain performance well beyond the time the closed driver (which is big enough to hide almost anything inside) dropped r600. In the end, I suspect these cards are ending up better supported on Linux than they ever were in Windows. Just because better comes out does not mean what you have becomes electronic waste!

    I also hope automated power management for Nouveau with the Nvidia Fermi cards gets working, as I have three small fermi cards that would then be good cards too. The overall Mesa driver setup seems to be excellent, and I suspect that for the loads I have results would be comparable to r600. Those cards (same era as my HD5000/6000 stuff) predate the ugly Nvidia signed firmware mess and Nouveau can generate their firmware on the fly (something not even r600 can do). When that gets working I have six rather than three good cards.

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  • Tomin
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  • Tomin
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    Originally posted by chithanh View Post
    Also, in regions like China, AMD sells at retail some rebranded products that are OEM-only in the West.
    OEM stuff is something that is often found in second hand markets and 7000 series is now in the age that ends up there.

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  • chithanh
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    Also, in regions like China, AMD sells at retail some rebranded products that are OEM-only in the West.

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  • Tomin
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    HD 7000 series (at least for desktop cards) is all GCN parts and thus only using RadeonSI, not R600g.
    Actually, there are quite a few low and middle(ish)-end cards on HD 7000 series that are TeraScale, but they were sold to OEMs only. Those high-end cards like the HD 7950 are GCN of course.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...HD_7000_Series

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  • Michael
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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by cRaZy-bisCuiT View Post
    Yes, indeed! Thanks for making such a good job, David et. al! By the way, is the 7950 1st Gen also affected by the r600 commits? I don't think so but I'm not sure. I know it's by default using radeonsi over AMDGPU...
    HD 7000 series (at least for desktop cards) is all GCN parts and thus only using RadeonSI, not R600g.

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  • cRaZy-bisCuiT
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    Originally posted by boltronics View Post
    So I was very happy with the OpenGL version bump to 4.2 the other day. This card is now significantly more useful. Big shout out to David for his efforts!
    Yes, indeed! Thanks for making such a good job, David et. al! By the way, is the 7950 1st Gen also affected by the r600 commits? I don't think so but I'm not sure. I know it's by default using radeonsi over AMDGPU...

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  • eydee
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  • eydee
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    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    since not many anyways make use of FP64
    To be more precise, no linux game exists that would use it.

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  • schmidtbag
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    Though I don't own any R600 hardware and don't intend to, this is the kind of stuff that excites me and what I personally appreciate and value most of David. Anything to cross off a finite checklist is a big win IMO.

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