Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Feb 2008 22:56 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
AMD "For the past several weeks we have been referencing AMD's 'tcore' in several of our articles, which is a user-space software suite that has been developed and used internally at ATI by engineers to work on various aspects of their binary drivers. Tcore is primarily used for testing prior to the availability of the actual silicon for their forthcoming graphics processors. John Bridgman and Alex Deucher have been working tediously to get this tcore source-code sanitized and cleared for public release, and finally they have reached this milestone. AMD has just published the first bits of open-source 3D programming documentation for ATI GPUs. This 3D programming documentation covers the R500 series and even goes back with information on the R300/400 series as well. The R600 3D programming guide will also be out soon. This information available today is what will foster the growth of open-source R500/600 3D support for the Radeon and RadeonHD drivers as well as R600 2D acceleration."
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Sweet
by spikeb on Sat 23rd Feb 2008 23:40 UTC
spikeb
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2006-01-18

Been a bit longer in coming than I was comfortable with, but they delivered the goods.

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RE: Sweet
by WarpKat on Sun 24th Feb 2008 00:41 in reply to "Sweet"
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2006-02-06

With the amount of programmers in the world willing to offer their bit of code to the entire mix, I'd be more than comfortable in saying that AMD/ATI will be a combination I'd spend more of my money on.

The gauntlet is officially down.

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RE[2]: Sweet
by WorknMan on Sun 24th Feb 2008 02:27 in reply to "RE: Sweet"
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2005-11-13

I'd be more than comfortable in saying that AMD/ATI will be a combination I'd spend more of my money on.

I hope this means that the open source community will embrace AMD/ATI more. It seems that AMD inparticular is falling behind Intel on the CPU front, and I don't want to see them go away. If nothing else, AMD/ATI give Intel and Nvidia a reason not to rest on their laurels.

Edited 2008-02-24 02:29 UTC

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RE: Sweet
by zizban on Sun 24th Feb 2008 01:30 in reply to "Sweet"
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2005-07-06

You don't know much about technical documentation, do you? Internal tech docs have trade secrets and document company policies that aren't for general consumption. They have to cleaned up then rewritten.

"Uncomfortable with", c'mon!

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