Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Sep 2009 22:29 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux Open source 3D graphics drivers for ATI R600 garphics cards has been submitted to the kernel-next tree for possible inclusion in the Linux kernel 2.6.32. "David Airlie has pushed a horde of new code into his drm-next Git tree, which is what will get pulled into the Linux 2.6.32 kernel once the merge window is open. Most prominently, this new DRM code brings support for kernel mode-setting with R600 class hardware as well as 3D support."
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I thought you wanted to wait for the benchmarks before passing judgement?

Just keep digging your hole mate, its pretty funny.

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lemur2 Member since:

I thought you wanted to wait for the benchmarks before passing judgement?

Just keep digging your hole mate, its pretty funny.


Those weren't my judgements, they were judgements made by people who had run the development versions of the driver code.

What is wrong with you that makes you such a cranky sourpuss? Exactly what barrow are you trying to push?

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saynte Member since:

Although not defending anything said already, software that hasn't been fully tested IS going to be buggy. This is how software is, there's no blame in saying something is buggy when it hasn't been tested, it's just the truth (based on experience).

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IkeKrull Member since:

I just think your self-contradictory ranting is amusing, and your obvious desire to have the last word, regardless of the facts, or lack of them is good for a troll.

I don't have a barrow to push, i'm just stating a simple fact. The latest developments in ATI drivers are interesting, but they aren't going to bring ATI performance up to par with NVidias any time soon.

Thats not a bashing anybody, thats just the way it is.

If you want solid 3D performance on Linux, your only choice is NVidia.

Do you want to refute that with some kind of facts-based assessment or benchmarks, or are you just going to call me names, accuse me of having an agenda, post irrelevant stuff from microsoft, and keep flip-flopping on your previous statements?

Maybe you could just point out where i'm actually wrong, rather than accuse me of 'unnecessary pessimism' being a 'cranky sourpuss' something about lunch money, and having a barrow to push.

Look, if i'm wrong, tell me how i'm wrong. Whats my other choice for solid 3D on Linux, today or in the next month other than NVidia?

By that I mean I run Blender, write 3D apps based on OGRE and watch movies that require playback in anything up to 1080p. My sepcific application requires OpenGL 2, FBOs, GLSL shaders and the ability to provide 60fps+ framerates when dealing with texture-heavy (~512MB textures) scenes. My Blender work is polygon heavy but actually doesnt require much except stable, glitch free OpenGL 1.x support. Having compositing desktop effects would be a bonus.

Currently I use an 8800GT, under Linux and OS X.

Please, cut the crap and tell me where I am wrong when I say that the only choice for solid 3D on Linux is NVidia

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