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Phoronix: ATI Radeon X1800 Linux Preview

Apr 14, 2006, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"While ATI Technologies had launched the Radeon X1000 series in October of 2005, which was the first time in a quite a while (since the Radeon 9700) that they had implemented large architectural changes, the support under Linux simply wasn't there. In fact, even after the X1900 launch earlier this year the Linux support remained missing in action. Months later this ATI Linux support has yet to be found, that is until this afternoon with the public launch of the 8.24.8 display drivers. If you will recall back in January of this year, Matthew Tippett allowed us to share with our readers that the X1000 support should come in just a few releases. In the article we also speculated a spring 2006 release. Well, this ATI fglrx v8.24.8 driver release is just in time for being the first release this spring. On top of the initial Radeon X1000 support, there are a handful of improvements, new TexturedVideo rendering technique, fixes for a couple bugs (such as the server restart issue), and a few R200 fixes. We will have separate articles going up today, and in the coming days, that discuss and tests these various changes..."

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