Open ATI Driver Runs GLXGears

March 21st, 2008 by Crusader

Phoronix has posted an article about a new 3D milestone reached by the open source ATI R500 chipset driver:

We now have hardware-accelerated glxgears!

These 3D capabilities are coming after David Airlie had made a few modifications to the DRM and Mesa code for the R300 series and quite easily he got glxgears up and running on R500 hardware. David Airlie mentions on his blog though that the actual texturing and fragment shader programming work will take more time.

3 Responses to “Open ATI Driver Runs GLXGears”

  1. ThoreauHD Says:

    Uhh.. K. WTF is wrong with ATI. I keep seeing these articles reinforcing that fact that I won’t buy their cards for the next 10 years.

  2. Lightkey Says:

    ATI provided the information to make this open source driver possible, what part of that “reinforced the fact” that you will not buy their cards?

  3. rafaMEX Says:

    maybe is not the articles, my guess is that it’s just the fact that it just fucking blows? lol

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