News ATI drivers official AMD confirmation

Jon Trulson jon at
Tue Sep 18 14:14:53 PDT 2007

On Thu, 6 Sep 2007, Otto Solares wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 01:13:05PM -0700, Hal V. Engel wrote:
>> AMD officially confirms open source intent.  See
> Just wondering what all this means for us poor R100/R200 users
> when our open source driver performs 1/2 [1] as the now discontinued
> (for r100/r200) proprietary driver and 1/4 as other not to be
> named OS ;)

   I did not know the OSS ATI R200 drivers were *that* bad, especially
   in 2D.

> -otto
> [1]

   Kindof useless... Why don't these phoronix guys actually use real
   benchmarks (like viewperf), or do they just aim for gamers?

Jon Trulson
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