Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Oct 2006 14:02 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
3D News, GL, DirectX "Open-source support has appeared by default in X.Org 7.1 for R300 generation GPUs. While ATI does not officially support these R300 open-source drivers, this alternative have been gaining momentum with users largely due to the lack of GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap support in fglrx. This extension is needed for the AIGLX desktop eye-candy. These drivers do lack TV-out support and many other features found within ATI's fglrx drivers, but how does its performance compare?"
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RE: Stupid article
by macisaac on Fri 6th Oct 2006 15:41 UTC in reply to "Stupid article"
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2005-08-28

"The "nv" driver is very basic with no 2D/3D acceleration features whatsoever. "

That's actually not true, for 2D acceleration that is. And really, for many if not most things that folks think 3D is important, it's actually just accelerated 2D that matters, not 3D.

http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/X11R7.0/doc/html/nv.4.html

Accelerated 3D on linux will get you the GL-based screensavers, and some select games (most use 2D however, not 3D.), not much more than that.

(well, ok if you really want to go the xgl/aiglx route I guess that'd be the case, but again, that's mainly "wow cool" eye candy more than anything else (and there's nothing wrong with that...))

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