First of all, let me start by summarizing the release of the upcoming driver from AMD for their Radeon chipstes. It packs some rather nice features. Although it doesn't still come with AIGLX support (that's supposed to be in the october/november driver release), the 8.41 drivers offer:
- A whole new codebase for the drivers.
- Support for the HD 2000 series of cards.
- HUGE performance boost.
- other bugfixes.
You can read all there is to these new drivers at the Phoronix forum and these articles:
And an announcement from the Kernel Summit:
Originally Posted by Rahul Sundaram
"A quick report from the kernel summit: AMD's representative at the summit has announced that the company has made a decision to enable the development of open source drivers for all of its (ATI) graphics processors from the R500 going forward. There will be specifications available and a skeleton driver as well; a free 2D driver is anticipated by the end of the year. The rest will have to be written; freeing of the existing binary-only driver is not in the cards, and "that is better for everybody." Things are looking good on this front. More in the kernel summit report to come."
These are some good AMD news indeed!
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