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Phoronix: ATI PowerPlay [Review]

Nov 14, 2005, 22:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to phoronix for this link. ]

"As we had shared yesterday in our ATI v8.19.10 Linux performance article there is not much in the way of gaming performance improvements brought to the table with this latest driver release but that's not to say this build is malnourished. Highlighted in this new Linux driver release is a Frame Buffer Objects (FBO) mode in fgl_glxgears, initial suspend/resume support on capable kernels, and finally PowerPlay support. For those unfamiliar with this mobile-oriented power management technology, it allows the user to switch power consumption modes in order to save upon battery-life for your laptop/notebook. Of course, altering the power states will adjust your core and memory frequencies as well as the voltage supplied to the parts. Today we will be sharing a small preview of what has to come from this ATI technology now supported under Linux. To start with, below is ATI's official release note regarding PowerPlay in the v8.19.10 drivers..."

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