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Re: [News] EntirelyOpen-source Graphics Cards Coming Soon

In comp.os.linux.advocacy, 7
on Mon, 25 Feb 2008 22:42:51 GMT
> Micoshaft Fraudster and Asstroturfer Troy Kirkland flatly wrote on behalf of
> Micoshaft Corporation:
>> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:3290965.WmfWIWp1nt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Project VGA Hopes To Ship Next Month
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | Michael Meeuwisse of Project VGA, which spawned from the Open Graphics
>>> | Project for creating a truly open-source graphics card, announced today
>>> at
>>> | FOSDEM 2008 that next month he hopes to ship the first of his prototype
>>> | graphics cards. However, before you get your hopes up, this is a very
>>> low-end
>>> | graphics card. The current Project VGA board has 16MB of SD RAM, Xilinx
>>> | Spartan 3 s400 FPGA under 100MHz, and uses the PCI bus.
>>> `----
>>> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NjM1NQ
>> Is it April 1st already? Or is this some sort of time warp to the early
>> 1990's?
>> "Project VGA" - A 100Mhz PCI card with 16-megs of memory.
>> I guess that NVidia should discontinue the GeForce 8800 right now since
>> it's all but obsolete! It only has a stream processor clock of 1.5GHz, and
>> a memory clock of 1080MHz (effectively 2160MHz since it uses GDDR3 memory)
>> and 768 Megs of memory.
>> Why is it that linux based consumer products like the Everex Cloudbook and
>> this joke video card are all low end useless crap?
> Windummy retards trying to put down free software projects again
> and not succeeding too well.
> Zero understanding of what is happening or what just happened.

Pedant Point: this is not a free software project; this is
actually rather more inclusive and even exciting (though
without cost containment it won't compete all that well,
and no hints of Linux drivers just quite yet).

It is free, of course, and all specs are under GPLv3.
We'll see how it all goes.  It appears to have JTAG support
(whatever the heck *that* is, but it appears to allow for
card reprogramming on the fly).

No doubt a Windows driver will be forthcoming, for those who
really need it; certainly there are hints that Windows is
being used for development of various peripheral software
surrounding the card proper.

Couple this with a modified variant of
http://www.homebrewcpu.com/ (AFAICT he doesn't have a PCI
bus) and one could get into a very weird, but free, space.

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