Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Apr 2009 20:09 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX LinuxFund and the Open Graphics Project are teaming up to raise funds and supply 10 Open Graphics Development boards to open source developers. After several years in development the Open Graphics project is offering pre-orders of development boards. The Open Graphics Project aims to design an open source hardware/open architecture and standard for graphics cards, primarily targeting free software/open source operating systems. LinuxFund is accepting donations on their website to help fund the project. Additionally you can pre-order an OGD1 board for yourself through Traversal Technology.
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RE: Good Luck
by supercompman on Mon 13th Apr 2009 16:15 UTC in reply to "Good Luck"
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While I'm excited to see this project progress, I wouldn't get my hopes too high about performance... According to this page (http://wiki.opengraphics.org/tiki-index.php?page=OGPN17) they are expecting this card to perform a bit above a Radeon 7000 or a GeForce 2, which was state of the art nearly ten years ago. I'll probably get one of these in the future if they can produce them cheap enough (<= $40), but I don't expect something that will perform on the same level as even the cheapest video cards you can purchase... Right now from taking a quick look at Newegg, it looks like you can pick up a low end GeForce 8 series card for $30 with an additional $10 MIR, but I'm willing to pay a bit of a premium for something that is fully open and I _know_ will be supported for years to come, however I don't think most consumers look at it quite like that.

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