Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Sep 2009 22:29 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux Open source 3D graphics drivers for ATI R600 garphics cards has been submitted to the kernel-next tree for possible inclusion in the Linux kernel 2.6.32. "David Airlie has pushed a horde of new code into his drm-next Git tree, which is what will get pulled into the Linux 2.6.32 kernel once the merge window is open. Most prominently, this new DRM code brings support for kernel mode-setting with R600 class hardware as well as 3D support."
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Open source performance
by madcrow on Thu 10th Sep 2009 14:49 UTC
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Does anybody know how the ATI FOSS drivers compare to frglx in performance? Last I heard the ope drivers did better at 2D but really do poorly at 3D tasks. Has the situation improved at all? If it had, then this is good news. If the FOSS drivers still worse 3D performance than frglx than this won't be much of a big deal.

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