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Phoronix: ATI 8.30.3 Display Drivers

Nov 02, 2006, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

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"On October 25, 2006 Advanced Micro Devices had announced that it had completed its acquisition of ATI Technologies. This deal is expected to drive new innovations with this processing powerhouse. AMD Fusion in 2008/2009 is one example of what we can expect to see; Fusion is the codename for the x86 processor with a CPU and GPU at the silicon level. Since AMD and ATI had publicly announced their intent to merge this summer there have also been speculations flying around as to how this will change their fglrx display drivers. There have even been reports that AMD is strongly considering opening the source code to the display drivers or at least major portions of the code. The leading issues with their drivers are the low performance when compared to their Windows Catalyst driver, AIGLX support, and simply the drivers being closed-source..."

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