Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Feb 2008 10:44 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
Intel At the Linux.Conf.Au conference today, Intel has announced NDA-free programming documentation covering the 965 Express and G35 Express IGPs. Intel's display driver has long been open-source, but up until now, they have not been releasing the programming documentation for these products to the public. This move comes months after AMD announced their new open-source strategy and began releasing register documentation on their R500 and R600 GPUs. These newly released documents by Intel even cover 3D and video programming for their IGPs.
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Open documentation...
by burnttoy on Fri 1st Feb 2008 12:07 UTC in reply to "NVIDIA"
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Blast! Beat me to it ;-) Come on nV... you're WAY behind!

Intel's offering seems far more than ATI/AMD have released yet. The last AMD docs I read didn't specify 2D/3D/ROP/BLT registers just those for video mode setup, overlays, cursors - none of the acceleration stuff or RAM/PCI setup apparently this is coming. VIA seem to release code but no docs... weird.

I've just had a flick through the Intel docs - they are _VERY_ comprehensive. Bus timing registers, memory setup, 2D & 3D core and lots more besides.

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