Linked by David Adams on Tue 29th Jun 2010 18:01 UTC, submitted by Michael
Graphics, User Interfaces The open-source Mesa/X.Org developers have been working on LLVMpipe, a Gallium3D driver that accelerates OpenGL and other state trackers on the CPU rather than any GPU driver to provide a better software rasterizer via LLVM optimizations. Unfortunately, it's still slow and can barely keep up with games.
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RE[2]: "Still slow"?
by Zifre on Wed 30th Jun 2010 13:37 UTC in reply to "RE: "Still slow"?"
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There is no mention about image quality of LLVMpipe anywhere, but I assume it produces quite nearly the same output as a real 3D accelerator does.

Unless there you are using some unsupported feature, or there is a bug, the image should be pixel perfect. Rendering is a very precise thing - there is really no room for "optimization" at the expense of quality.

Also, I suspect that LLVMpipe is more complete than any of the real Gallium drivers - programming the CPU is a lot easier than a GPU... (and I know because I've tried it).

So yeah, 25 FPS in any 3D game is very impressive.

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