[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 02/71] target/d3dadapter9: Return Windows like card names

Axel Davy axel.davy at ens.fr
Fri Aug 21 13:09:45 PDT 2015

As far as I know, the mapping is not an official one.

Games usually do not use the card name to apply
card specific workarounds, instead they use the vendor
or the device id.

However the names are sometimes used in configuration files
to match the user set configuration to a card (and reset if the
card is changed).

In general in game settings you will see the name advertised.

Some apps may even have other usages of the names.

Besides advertising the Windows like names, we want add in the future
an easy way to change the card advertised. For example to advertise 
older card
of your vendor, or advertise another vendor (some games do disable
some features for some cards).


Axel Davy

On 17/08/2015 19:30, Benjamin Bellec write :
> Hello,
> Where does this mapping list come from ? Is this an official map 
> (Vendor or Windows drivers) ? Is that used just for information ?
> Because many of them are not really precise, if not completely wrong 
> at all (eg. the Radeon R400/R500 series names).
> Regards.
> --
> Benjamin

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