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Re: [News] Benchmarking Intel's Open Source Graphics Driver

  • Subject: Re: [News] Benchmarking Intel's Open Source Graphics Driver
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 20:38:21 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / ISBE, Manchester University / ITS / Netscape / MCC
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__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Sunday 22 October 2006 08:51 \__

> begin  oe_protect.scr
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Intel GMA 3000 Q965 Graphics Performance
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| In August of this year Intel had announced their new Linux
>>| graphics driver website. At that time they had also announced
>>| the immediate availability of open-source 3D graphics drivers
>>| for their Intel 965 Express Chipset... While the performance
>>| with these drivers are presently limited they are open-source
>>| and work great for desktop usage and boast support for desktop
>>| eye-candy. We are certainly looking forward to see how the Intel
>>| Linux display drivers evolve in the future.
>> `----
>> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=571&num=1
> Ahhh, now we're really getting somewhere for 3D support for linux!
> Whilst I can live with the nvidia stuff, I don't like it, and will move
> to open-source drivers and cards as soon as they're good enough.

...Meanwhile there are talks about ATi and AMD. There could truly be an Open
Source move there. As for Sun, their Open Source efforts have gone as far as
open-sourcing the hardware side as well... GPL-licenced... CPU could soon
evolve to integrate a GPU-like capability in order to be marketable in this
ever-evolving market. Some speculate that Intel will go after NVIDVIA and
something vague in memory tells me that NVIDVIA spoke about a CPU... I might
be mixing some bits of information here though... it was on the Reg the
other day.

Best wishes,


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