Re: ATI boards [was Re: Linux 2.4 future]

From: Xose Vazquez Perez
Date: Tue Dec 02 2003 - 23:28:17 EST

Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Actually, the whole R2x0 family seems to be largely supported by the DRI
> drivers.

Yes, but R200 family(8500 and 9100, aka 8500LE) are the _faster_ ATI out there
with FOSS 3D support.

ATI was playing with the boards numbers to try to sell more. But 9200 and 9000,
based on RV250, are more expensive and slower than any R200 based.
> It's the R300-based cards (ATI 9800 & friends) that apparently don't get
> any open-source 3D acceleration right now.

Last time that I heard about it, 9500/9600/9700/9800 only work on 2D.

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