Open-Source 2D, 3D For ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series GPUs
Aug 26, 2010, 09:05 (0 Talkback[s])
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"AMD continues to abide by their commitment to provide
open-source support for their graphics cards and as proof of that
this afternoon they have released their initial hardware
acceleration code that supports the ATI Radeon HD 5000 "Evergreen"
family of consumer grade graphics processors. While this Evergreen
support isn't yet finished and for the time being is targeted
towards Linux developers and enthusiasts, you can now play around
with your ATI Radeon HD 5000 graphics processor on an open-source
driver while having 2D EXA, X-Video, and OpenGL acceleration.
"The ATI Radeon HD 5000 series family launched back in September
of last year with the Radeon HD 5850 and Radeon HD 5870 graphics
cards, which was followed by the launch of other GPUs like the
Radeon HD 5750, Radeon HD 5770, and Radeon HD 5970."