Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 13th Jan 2011 17:13 UTC, submitted by Michael
Linux "Now that the kernel mode-setting page-flipping for the ATI Radeon DRM kernel module has been merged into the Linux 2.6.38 kernel and the respective bits have been set in the xf86-video-ati DDX, we're in the process of running new open-source ATI graphics benchmarks under Linux. Our initial results (included in this article) show these latest improvements to cause some major performance boosts for the open-source ATI driver as it nears the level of performance of the proprietary Catalyst driver."
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merging efforts
by fasteez on Thu 13th Jan 2011 18:18 UTC
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Since AMD/ATi publishes open source gpu specs, shouldn't they try to integrate developments .. it would be silly to have two high perf drivers; even though I guess there's competitive/administrative reasons for it to not be the case right now, I hope it'll be possible to some extent.

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RE: merging efforts
by Radio on Thu 13th Jan 2011 21:35 in reply to "merging efforts"
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They can't, for patent problems, and they won't, to avoid leaking industrial secets about their best algorithms and hardware tricks.

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