Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Dec 2007 19:56 UTC, submitted by anonymous
AMD "AMD is on the heels of releasing the next set of GPU programming documentation to aide in the development of the open-source R500/600 drivers (xf86-video-ati and xf86-video-radeonhd). It's already been discussed what this NDA-free documentation release will have, but one of the questions that have repeatedly come up is if/when AMD will release information on accelerated video playback. AMD's John Bridgman has now stated what they plan to release in the video realm as well as a new requirement for their future graphics processors: being open-source friendly while avoiding DRM."
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RE[2]: Open Source will welcome it
by kragil on Sun 30th Dec 2007 22:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Open Source will welcome it"
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hmm, the Athlon 5200 X2 EE would be my cpu of choice for a new system. it is very cheap ( like 80 Euros ). Boards are cheap too ( even with PCI Ex 2.0 ).

It does not have the performance like more expensive cpus but in terms of price/performance and heat it is VERY competitive. ( IMHO even better than any Intel for that kind of money )

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