Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Oct 2005 15:55 UTC, submitted by Raffaele
Morphos PPCNux (German) as well as Pegasos-Forum (German) report about new information about Genesi's new G5 based mainboard. The mainboard which will feature the PowerPC 970MP CPU will have the new microBTX format (26.4x26.7cm/10.4"x10.5"). As system controller IBM's 945 northbridge was chosen which is the corresponding version of the current PowerMac's system controller. ATI will provide the graphics chipset for the new mainboard. It is currently not known which product name the mainboard will have. In addition, Mupper 1.0 has been released.
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RE[3]: re: graphics
by JLF65 on Mon 31st Oct 2005 18:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: re: graphics"
JLF65
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2005-07-06

OPEN SOURCE support for ATI ends with the 9200. Closed source ATI drivers then pick up from there. That's what he meant. The open source part is critical since a small OS like MorphOS won't get closed source driver support from ATI.

This has always been a big problem for alternat OSes. No GPU manufacturer today releases programming specs on the latest GPUs. With ATI, the last GPU alternat OS folks can support is the 9200. With VIA/S3, it is UniChrome. I forget what the last open GPU from nVidia is.

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RE[4]: re: graphics
by voidlogic on Mon 31st Oct 2005 18:41 in reply to "RE[3]: re: graphics"
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2005-09-03

The opensource drivers are so much slower anyway, if I was working on MorphOS the best solution would be to be driver compatible with linux.

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