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The Gallium3D R600 Driver Now Has Texture Support

Jul 28, 2010, 17:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"There's good news for those interested in the open-source Gallium3D driver for the ATI R600/R700 (Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 series) graphics cards: the R600g driver is beginning to work. While there's been the classic Mesa R600/R700 driver for months now that is working fine for most users, once finished the Gallium3D version should offer better performance, better OpenGL support (OpenGL 2.1 support off the bat, but that's still a ways behind OpenGL 4.1), and many other possibilities via Gallium3D's different state trackers.

"Just last week we reported on the R600g driver dropping its custom compiler in an attempt to jump-start efforts elsewhere within the driver."

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