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ATI Readies Big Linux Driver Push?

September 24th, 2004 by Crusader

A reader pointed out this story at the Inquirer concerning an ATI event in Cyprus at which a senior product manager elaborated on their future Linux plans. I don’t know how reliable the Inquirer is, but the main points raised were:

  • ATI’s Linux support is proportional to the userbase, which they estimate as being four percent of the overall market.
  • The Linux driver team has grown, and the testing process is being optimized.
  • Support for AMD64 and PCI Express is being prioritized.

11 Responses to “ATI Readies Big Linux Driver Push?”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Now Tranny-gamers; WineX has a reason to support ATI’s rendering path.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    GO ATI!!!

    finally I will proly get my reward for owning a
    9800Pro…:DDDD

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Now I don’t feel so stupid for buying that 9700 Pro!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I found this interesting, quote: “ATI’s Linux support is proportional to the userbase, which they estimate as being four percent of the overall market.”
    I thought 1 year ago the Linux market was around 1.5 – 2. I think a fair market survey would be the hit logs for linuxgames.com :-)

  5. Anonymous Says:

    IF ATI does get some decent drivers out they’ll only catch up to where nVidia was 2 years ago. While we marvel at the compositing renders done on our desktops this winter, ATI will still be sucking their thumb and screwing us over.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Any chance they’ll give out the minimal sort of information needed for a working DRI driver?

    http://r300.sourceforge.net/

    If it’s a choice between an Nvidia card with a closed driver or an ATI card with a closed driver, ATI had an incredibly long way to go before Nvidia isn’t the standard.

    If it’s a choice between an Nvidia card with a closed driver or an ATI card with an open driver, I’d be willing to give up quite a bit of performance and still choose the ATI card.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    I wonder what percentage Nvidia sells to Linux users. Not that they have any way of knowing. You don’t have Linux edition cards being sold, so it’s spurious at best.

    All I know is that ATI isn’t gonna see the inside of any computer I buy for a very very long time. Since they are so far behind, perhaps their most efficient option would be to GPL the drivers. But who are we kidding. No way in freaking hell.

    Only real components need spec’s/standards. Good thing CPU company’s don’t think like these vid card people. We’d all be fucked.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    But not for older products, I will get a “NEW” ATI card immediately!!

  9. Anonymous Says:

    So another 2 years until we see good drivers for a
    Radeon 9700 that is then old in 2 years. :(

    I say:

    Remove ATI, install NVidia!

  10. Anonymous Says:

    While typing this, I admit I need to use the nearest lavatory.

    I read the title of this story “ATI Readies Big Linux Driver [b]Push[/b]” and thought they need not rush such malicious substance out the birthing chambers too fast. Please, ATI, let it build-up first. If you let it go now, it will have less form and perhaps any merchants to set-sale your product for a season may find the substance not worthy. And by the way, ATI, may you reveal which port-hole your Drivers will be released from?

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Because, Nvidia have very good Linux drivers and awesome FreeBSD drivers too (ATI donĀ“t support *BSD), on the other hand, FreeBSD drivers runs without a glitch on DragonFlyBSD.

    When ATI supports all this systems as Nvidia…. The trolls are invading the earth :).

    regards

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