Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Apr 2009 20:09 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX LinuxFund and the Open Graphics Project are teaming up to raise funds and supply 10 Open Graphics Development boards to open source developers. After several years in development the Open Graphics project is offering pre-orders of development boards. The Open Graphics Project aims to design an open source hardware/open architecture and standard for graphics cards, primarily targeting free software/open source operating systems. LinuxFund is accepting donations on their website to help fund the project. Additionally you can pre-order an OGD1 board for yourself through Traversal Technology.
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RE: Price of the consumer version?
by theosib on Wed 15th Apr 2009 14:27 UTC in reply to "Price of the consumer version?"
theosib
Member since:
2006-03-02

So far, there is only a developer card, and an end-user version wouldn't be any cheaper if it too was based on an FPGA. Flexibility is expensive. Some people looking to buy an OGD1 want to drive two Apple 30" cinema displays. Others want to do things like cryptography and audio (i.e. not graphics).

On the other hand, with enough resources, they could develop an ASIC version of their GPU and sell it cheaply.

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Dirge Member since:
2005-07-14

"On the other hand, with enough resources, they could develop an ASIC version of their GPU and sell it cheaply."

That's what I am talking about/hoping for.

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theosib Member since:
2006-03-02

The challenge is getting those resources. Millions of dollars just don't drop into your lap. We've tried getting help from Google, but it doesn't seem to be their thing.

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