Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th May 2006 17:01 UTC, submitted by Phoronix
3D News, GL, DirectX "We have been overwhelmed with requests to take a serious look at the frame-rate performance differences between the various open-source and proprietary contenders. Our first article on this topic, which will likely be the first of a series of examinations, is looking at the differences between the X.Org open-source ATI Radeon driver and that of ATI's official but proprietary fglrx display driver."
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RE: Why does it have to be open?
by kaiwai on Sun 7th May 2006 04:55 UTC
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I use FreeBSD on a Dell laptop with an Nvidia card and the Nvidia driver, and for me I have no problems because I can just grab the driver from the ports collection.

I own a Dell Dimension 8400 with an ATI Radeon card, I run FreeBSD; there fore, I am screwed as an end user.

Had the specifications been opened up to the X11 programmers, I would be writing to you right using opensource 3D accelerated drivers, which, if they're anything like the opensource radeon 2D drivers, the performance and stability would be far superior to any junk which ATI is currently shipping.

Edited 2006-05-07 05:07

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