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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RE: Open documentation...
by phoudoin on Fri 1st Feb 2008 17:28 UTC in reply to "Open documentation..."
phoudoin
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2006-06-09

Guys, look at this!
1) Open & free full GPU specs documentation.
2) *Very* high documentation quality, with large overview diagrams, clear memory & structures layouts, message sequences, structured chapters & volumes. Woa, now that's impressive to see an actual top technical documentations at this level of quality.

Even if AMD/ATI started first to publish in the open their GPU specs, Intel deserves credits here for being the first doing it *right*, *fully* and *now*.

Let's hope their concurrents will catch up soon.

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