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  • FireBurn
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    Originally posted by sarmad View Post

    Hmm... is that the fastest Radeon mobile chipset out there? Coz that's still much slower than the GTX 980m on the Oryx Pro that I bought three years ago.
    No, it's Tonga based, there were ones released after based on Polaris, there weren't any Mobile discreet cards for Vega - just APUs. Fingers crossed for Navi

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  • Berniyh
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    Originally posted by dragon321 View Post

    They can't. Nvidia develop drivers not only for Linux, but also for FreeBSD and Solaris. They share a lot of code between these platforms. Nouveau is Linux only (Yeah, I know about ports for BSD but they are just ports, Nouveau is developed for Linux). AMD officially supports only Linux (and Windows of course).
    I don't see what the problem would be there.
    The whole KMS/DRM stack is explicitly licenced such that it could be integrated into *BSD.

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  • Berniyh
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    Originally posted by Neuro-Chef View Post
    But if Nvidia should one day decide to actively work on open source linux kernel drivers, they would have the resources to get first results out a lot faster than AMD.
    Maybe, but until they actually prove it that is just a claim without any foundation whatsoever.

    There are mainly two reasons why it took AMD so long:
    1. IP idiocy (they had to go through all of the tech docs and all of the code to ensure they didn't violate any IP when releasing that)
    2. Untangling the whole thing so it can be integrated into the Linux kernel, which in completeness only started to happen last year

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  • KillYourFM
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    Maybe I'm just ignorant, but honest question: what is so special about this documentation? Is it any different than what has always lived at
    http://download.nvidia.com/open-gpu-doc/ ?

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  • bvbfan
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    Since 2001, i plan to buy NVidia card (for now only in laptop)

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  • finalzone
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    Originally posted by entropy View Post

    I'm also looking for a RyZen notebook.

    Last time I checked there was not a single notebook that featured a display better than FHD.

    NOT-A-SINGLE-ONE.
    Acer Predator Helios 500

    Basically a portable desktop.


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  • cb88
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    Originally posted by entropy View Post

    I'm also looking for a RyZen notebook.

    Last time I checked there was not a single notebook that featured a display better than FHD.

    NOT-A-SINGLE-ONE.

    Not even Lenovo that now has RyZen T-Series notebooks and could easily
    configure the thing with the already existing higher-res displays of the intel T-models.

    Can there be another explanation than intel pressuring OEMs
    to not configure RyZen notebooks that compete with intel high-end models?
    I see that RyZen notebooks are targeted at a lower price-tag.
    But not a single offer with a display better than FHD?
    Come on!
    You mean like 1440P or something? Well until now AMD hasn't had a GPU architecture that could push 1440P for non trivial tasks... it would probalby make some sense to release som 17in laptops with a mobile HBM based Navi GPU... though. The 5700 itself doesn't make a ton of sense there due to how much power is wasted on GDDR6.

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  • NatTuck
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    Have they released redistributable and usable firmware blobs for their current cards yet, or is Nouveau still literally impossible to run?

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  • geearf
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    Originally posted by dragon321 View Post

    They can't. Nvidia develop drivers not only for Linux, but also for FreeBSD and Solaris. They share a lot of code between these platforms. Nouveau is Linux only (Yeah, I know about ports for BSD but they are just ports, Nouveau is developed for Linux). AMD officially supports only Linux (and Windows of course).
    Isn't AMD's DAL/DC shared between platforms too? If so what would be the blocking difference?

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  • pal666
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    maybe in several years novideo users will become first class linux citizens

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