Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2007 20:24 UTC, submitted by hechacker1
AMD "This morning at the X Developer Summit in the United Kingdom, Matthew Tippett and John Bridgman of AMD have announced that they will be releasing their ATI GPU specifications without any Non-Disclosure Agreements needed by the developers! In other words, their GPU specifications will be given to developers in the open. Therefore you shouldn't need to worry about another R200 incident taking place. The 2D specifications will be released very soon and the 3D ones will follow shortly."
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RE[3]: Nice....
by kaiwai on Tue 11th Sep 2007 04:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice...."
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I have a dv6209tx which is a Core 2 1.83Ghz with an nVidia go 7400 - basically it runs every operating system I've chucked at it. OpenSolaris runs nicely, along with Fedora, Ubuntu and SLED 10 SP1. With 2gigs of memory, you could say its a little pocket-rocket.

Its all basically going to hinge on what Intel does with their GPU designs and also what happens with the 'gpu extensions' ala SSE4 being promoted by AMD. Its difficult to envision where the future will lead but I hope that it'll force all players in the market from relying on 'secret sauce' and instead compete based on technical merit and branding instead.

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