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Open-Source ATI R500 3D Milestone Reached

Mar 22, 2008, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

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"Coming just a day after AMD had opened up their production microcode from their proprietary drivers for the R100 to R600 GPUs, a significant milestone has been reached in the road to open-source 3D graphics capabilities for the Radeon X1000 (R500) series. We now have hardware-accelerated glxgears!

"These 3D capabilities are coming after David Airlie had made a few modifications to the DRM and Mesa code for the R300 series and quite easily he got glxgears up and running on R500 hardware..."

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