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AMD Graphics Upgrades Hardware Linux

AMD Radeon Performance Preview On Linux 3.8 112

Posted by timothy
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skade88 writes "If you are like me, the proud owner of a Radeon card, and feeling left out of the Linux graphics driver revolution that swept Nvidia cards recently, then stay tuned — there might be hope for us seeing better graphics performance in the Linux 3.8 kernel."
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AMD Radeon Performance Preview On Linux 3.8

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  • by dbscoach (1993982) on Sunday December 16, 2012 @05:45PM (#42308747)
    ... never buy tech on a promise.
  • Re:Loser (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 16, 2012 @05:49PM (#42308763)

    Or one of those losers that only uses intel, or android, or iOS....when can this crap stop?

    A good geek/hacker uses the best tool for the job, or at least the tool they have :)

    The hacker defines the tool, the tool does not define the hacker.

  • nice improvements. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Truekaiser (724672) on Sunday December 16, 2012 @05:56PM (#42308805)

    I like how things are shaping up, without the lockups of course.
    But it still stands that if you want the most out of the card, the official drivers are still the only way to go.

  • by VortexCortex (1117377) <VortexCortex.project-retrograde@com> on Sunday December 16, 2012 @06:00PM (#42308819)

    If you are like me, the proud owner of a Radeon card...

    I have several GPUs that I test with. I've never been more proud than when I've fixed my own code to work around a tricky bug in the proprietary Radeon driver, so that some folks with that card could still use my software. That's because I'm proud of myself for my dedication to end users, not because of some name brand on a piece of abandoned hardware... So, no, I'm not like you; Unless you're just proud in general, not in relation to the GPU you own.

    Don't get me wrong, I've had to work around many other GPU vendor driver bugs over the years, from Voodoo to GeForce. My point is this: Who gives a damn if you own a piece of hardware, but don't have access to the full software stack required to operate and maintain it. I swear we were all much better off with software rasterizers. At least then the devs could Actually FIX BUGS, rather than tell users to upgrade a driver or that they're just SoL. Thus, as for being proud of the GPU vendors Intel is the only brand on my list that's (moderately) relevant today.

  • Re:Loser (Score:4, Insightful)

    by bill_mcgonigle (4333) * on Sunday December 16, 2012 @06:08PM (#42308845) Homepage Journal

    "Proud owner"? It's a fucking video card, loser boy.

    This is often said facetiously. He could have felt burned. I assume it's for a $400 Radeon, not a $50 Radeon, since it's hardly worth putting much effort into the latter (just buy an Intel).

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