News ATI drivers

Xavier Bestel xavier.bestel at
Fri Sep 14 05:44:59 PDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-09-14 at 09:38 +0100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 10:00:28AM +0200, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 19:47 -0400, Alex Deucher wrote:
> > > on r5xx the 2D accelerator is the same as the older radeons.
> > 
> > Strange. I swear I saw Xorg people say the 2D accelerator was gone on
> > r500.
> r5xx introduces a new modesetting engine but has a 2D engine still, and
> a 3D engine based upon r3xx/r4xx.  r6xx has a brand new 3D engine, and
> gets rid of the 2D engine.  Also, I believe the video overlay was
> removed in r5xx, but then re-added in r6xx.

So the r5xx looks more like an r3xx/r4xx than an r6xx. Why not putting
all the r5xx code into the -ati driver and creating another driver for
the r6xx ?


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