Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2007 20:24 UTC, submitted by hechacker1
AMD "This morning at the X Developer Summit in the United Kingdom, Matthew Tippett and John Bridgman of AMD have announced that they will be releasing their ATI GPU specifications without any Non-Disclosure Agreements needed by the developers! In other words, their GPU specifications will be given to developers in the open. Therefore you shouldn't need to worry about another R200 incident taking place. The 2D specifications will be released very soon and the 3D ones will follow shortly."
Thread beginning with comment 270135
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Nice....
by ormandj on Tue 11th Sep 2007 03:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice...."
ormandj
Member since:
2005-10-09

You both should check out http://lenovo.com .

The T-series is awesome. http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki for more info.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[4]: Nice....
by StaubSaugerNZ on Tue 11th Sep 2007 03:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice...."
StaubSaugerNZ Member since:
2007-07-13

Thanks for the link (although Lenovos are big bricks).

Fingers crossed Nvidia will pressured enough to release their specs - then we can write a decent driver for the Nvidia chip on the Playstation 3 (Ubuntu on PS3 runs a bit slow without decent graphics hardware acceleration).

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[5]: Nice....
by thebolt on Tue 11th Sep 2007 05:51 in reply to "RE[4]: Nice...."
thebolt Member since:
2007-09-11

Nvidia releasing specs to their "normal" chips won't be enough for two reasons. The chip in the PS3 is a bit specific to the PS3, and second the hypervisor in the machine won't let you access it.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[5]: Nice....
by dsmogor on Tue 11th Sep 2007 08:50 in reply to "RE[4]: Nice...."
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

I wouldn't count on that till it is completely obsolete. Afterall getting royalities for access to the GPU is how Sony makes up for theis subsided PS3 prices. In some time they may release some limited sdk for the GPU for indie devs but that's probably still far off.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[5]: Nice....
by abraxas on Tue 11th Sep 2007 10:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Nice...."
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Thanks for the link (although Lenovos are big bricks).

The T series are pretty slim and sturdy as hell. I got mine with Intel graphics and Intel wireless. It is fully supported under Linux.

Reply Parent Score: 2