Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th May 2006 17:01 UTC, submitted by Phoronix
3D News, GL, DirectX "We have been overwhelmed with requests to take a serious look at the frame-rate performance differences between the various open-source and proprietary contenders. Our first article on this topic, which will likely be the first of a series of examinations, is looking at the differences between the X.Org open-source ATI Radeon driver and that of ATI's official but proprietary fglrx display driver."
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RE: ati-nvidia pact
by kmare on Sat 6th May 2006 23:35 UTC
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2006-02-05

I don't think it's only about patents. Today's GPU chips are really complex and developed really fast to keep up competition. So they contain hardware bugs that are fixed in the software land. Also with closed source drivers you could easily *hide* tricks to get more fps ;)

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