|Jan 7, 2011, 02:25 PM||#1||
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AMD Splits Linux MESA and Gallium3D Drivers - Cayman & FUSION APU's under G3D
Phoronix brings us news of AMD's latest Linux driver offerings, where the HD 5000 and HD 6000 series are now supported under the open source MESA driver for OpenGL. Well, except for Cayman, the GPU core powering the Radeon HD 6900 series, and FUSION APU's - those will be Gallium 3D, instead.
AMD's Alex Deucher has pushed out the patches to the Linux kernel DRM, Mesa, and xf86-video-ati DDX that enable the support complete with 2D and 3D (OpenGL) acceleration. The Mesa support is initially for the classic Mesa driver, but the Gallium3D support should arrive literally at anytime now. The HD 6000 series support extends the R600 drivers, which was already extended once to support the Radeon HD 5000 "Evergreen" hardware. This though means that the HD 6000 series support is already fairly reliable thanks to leveraging the existing code-base and its support should be comparable to that of the ATI Radeon HD 5000 series GPUs. The Radeon HD 6000 series support should be at the same level as the HD 5000 series.
Read the full article @ Phoronix
Last edited by caveman-jim : Jan 7, 2011 at 02:27 PM.
|Jan 8, 2011, 01:47 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2002
I don't understand the title. Mesa classic is pretty much dead man walking, but it supports Evergreen and so was extended to support NI. By the time AMD releases Cayman FOSS drivers, Mesa will probably be all dead.
Abort, Retry, Fail?
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