Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Aug 2010 22:32 UTC, submitted by Michael
AMD "AMD continues to abide by their commitment to provide open-source support for their graphics cards and as proof of that this afternoon they have released their initial hardware acceleration code that supports the ATI Radeon HD 5000 "Evergreen" family of consumer grade graphics processors. While this Evergreen support isn't yet finished and for the time being is targeted towards Linux developers and enthusiasts, you can now play around with your ATI Radeon HD 5000 graphics processor on an open-source driver while having 2D EXA, X-Video, and OpenGL acceleration."
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shaunehunter
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2007-02-12

I'm sure I know the answer to this but AMD staff do most of the development of the FOSS driver anyway and they preform better once they're mature. It seems like a duplication of effort.

I bet if they did this and open sourced the Stream SDK the put Nvidia's Cg to rest.

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