GPUs & Beryl: What is Needed?
May 29, 2007, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)
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"We thought it was already clear what graphics processors and
drivers work and don't work with Linux desktop eye candy such as
Beryl and Compiz, but it seems based upon the number of e-mails we
have been receiving along with messages in community bulletin
boards that the line isn't so clear after all. For those that have
never tried out Beryl, it is a compositing window manager branched
from Compiz (though Beryl will merge back with Compiz soon) that
provides a variety of window decorations and other desktop 'eye
candy' for X.Org users. In this article we hope to make it clear
for you what GPUs will make your Linux desktop look the most
pleasurable and what ones just sweat thinking about these desktop
effects. We have taken eight different systems, benchmarked them
using the Beryl Benchmark, and have our thoughts on these ATI/AMD,
Intel, and NVIDIA solutions with Beryl v0.2..."
Is The ATI Driver Really "Evil"?(Jan 31, 2007)