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."
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RE[3]: Accelerated indirect OpenGL
by jdub on Tue 11th Sep 2007 09:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Accelerated indirect OpenGL"
jdub
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You're optimising for the wrong thing. Sending relatively tiny GL commands and textures to a cheap, 3D-enabled thin client is going to give you a much better experience (and bang for buck) than trying to pump a very rapidly changing framebuffer across the network.

You mention "massive 3D card", which is where I think your thought process goes wrong. It's just not the case now that these things are inappropriate or too expensive for thin client hardware.

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