Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Sep 2007 20:16 UTC, submitted by Michael
AMD AMD started delivering on their word of providing GPU specifications to the open-source community without a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and now with the 2007 X Developer Summit having come to a close, we asked several key members of the X.Org community on how they judge AMD's recent move. They were also asked if they believe NVIDIA will follow suit in helping the open-source community. Those that responded were David Airlie, Daniel Stone, Jerome Glisse, Stephane Marchesin, and Oliver McFadden. Mark Shuttleworth had also previously commented on AMD's efforts.
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integrated graphics
by gsmd on Sun 16th Sep 2007 14:59 UTC
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I don't care about 3D performance much as I don't do any gaming and neither do the business consumers.
Now, if the opened specs would lead to a first-class support for ATI-based graphics embedded into MB (e.g. AMD 690), this would be awesome.

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RE: integrated graphics
by WereCatf on Sun 16th Sep 2007 15:34 in reply to "integrated graphics"
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Given enough time I'm quite sure that's gonna happen. I had a laptop before with R200 card integrated and it worked perfectly with the open-source drivers. And the drivers just kept on getting better. Now the devs have complete specs and won't have to do any guesswork, only code, so it seems likely your card will work some day ;)

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RE: integrated graphics
by dagw on Mon 17th Sep 2007 11:08 in reply to "integrated graphics"
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3D isn't only about gaming. 3D visualization is becomeing more and more popular in all kinds of fields. In a few years time high performance 3d will probably be required all over the place in all kinds of businesses. This is in addition to the requirements modern UI's are placing on the GPU.

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