Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 21st Sep 2006 08:54 UTC, submitted by brandon
3D News, GL, DirectX ATI has released the 8.29.6 version of its proprietary Linux drivers, with the announcement that the 9000, 9100, and 9200 IGP and Mobility Radeon chipsets are no longer supported by the new version. Radeon 8500, 9000, 9100, 9200, and 9250 devices are also dropped from support. Thankfully, these models are supported in 2D/3D mode by the open source DRI driver.
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by Ultimatebadass on Thu 21st Sep 2006 13:01 UTC in reply to "RE: ,"
Ultimatebadass
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2006-01-08

The R8500 and R9100 are identical cards.
At one point in time ATI decided to rename the 8500 to 9100 because it was confusing (9000 was in fact slower than the 8500 since it's using a scaled down version of the R200 chip). You can flash the 9100 bios to your 8500 and you've got yourself a "newer" card ;)

I'm not sure about 9000 and 9200 but diferences between those two are very minimal also (i >think< they're using the same chip but I could be wrong).

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by judgen on Thu 21st Sep 2006 14:34 in reply to "RE[2]: ,"
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2006-07-12

Not quite true, The Radeon 9100 is a 8500 but not the pro or even the regular 8500, its the LE version. Thus the memory badwith is limited so you cant flash 99% of the 9100īs with a regular 8500 bios but hte le one. Just for your information to be correct.

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