News ATI drivers
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Fri Sep 14 09:42:28 PDT 2007
On Friday 14 September 2007, Daniel Stone wrote:
>On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 11:58:21PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> You read me wrong David. This isn't my first dog and pony show with ATI
>> in the center ring, with them taking the 5th in response to any questions.
>> I think the authors did in fact do a great job considering what they did
>> was all based first on a WAG, the S optional.
>> I can't recall that I've ever actually seen "buggy" performance or a crash
>> from the radeon driver unless you want to blame the severe pixelization
>> and 2 second freezes while trying to run google earth on it. I thought
>> then, and still do, that they did a great job considering the raw material
>> they had.
>> The card is laying on the other table ATM, and will eventually find its
>> way back into the box, and I may at some point put it in a winblows box
>> that needs one.
>Your card (r280) is one for which we've always had the full specs and
>programming guide, so if our driver isn't performant, you can't really
>blame ATI (nor can you if you have deeper performance problems with your
>system, which seems to be the case here).
dmesg said it was running at 8x agp, glxinfo said drm was working. A cheap
nvidia based card, with the nvidia drivers, is easily >5x faster. Same agp
slot, same mobo.
>Either way, it's been quite some time since I saw a good point in this
Me too Daniel, it has drug on way too long. Let it be.
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