News ATI drivers

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Fri Sep 14 15:23:46 PDT 2007

On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 06:05:56PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Friday 14 September 2007, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> >On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 12:36:36PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> That has been my understanding of the announcement, and that all our old
> >> r200 etc cards were back to vesa only.
> >
> >Your understanding is incorrect. r200 has perfectly reasonable 2D and 3D
> >already, and nobody's going to drop that.
> The card in question claims its an R280.  Same diff?

Yes. Anything pre-r300 has good 2D and 3D support. The 3D support for 
r300 and r400 was reverse engineered, and is less than ideal as a result 
- however, r500 shares a very similar 3D engine, and so the doc releases 
should help improve r300 and r400. r500 is the first chipset where we 
have no acceleration support right now.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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