modular: Changes to 'master'

Miles Bader miles at
Mon Oct 27 05:14:21 PDT 2008

Corbin Simpson <mostawesomedude at> writes:
> radeon doesn't just have r5xx, r6xx, and r7xx support grafted on, as you
> imply. The support is provided through AtomBIOS, and the acceleration
> for the r5xx chipsets is nearly identical to the r4xx, with the sole
> exception of the programmable fragment shader unit. radeon's support of
> all Radeon chipsets is fairly unified and consolidated.

Er, isn't that rather a weak statement given that it does no
acceleration for the more modern chipsets?  Which driver provides a
better path for future work in that sense?


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