Updated R5xx 3D Programming Guide

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 06:02:39 PDT 2008

On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 9:13 PM, Syren Baran <sbaran at gmx.de> wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 01.04.2008, 19:11 -0400 schrieb Alex Deucher:
> > The new version of the document is available here:
>  > http://www.x.org/docs/AMD/R5xx_Acceleration_v1.3.pdf
>  Nice, but not exactly what i am looking for.
>  > As usual, if you have any development related questions, let us know.
>  Are there any compilers for ATI GPU´s available already? I dont need any
>  fancy IPC, i can do that myself.
>  i know, this is not directly related to writing a driver, but having a
>  compiler will definatly reduce the time benchmarking algorhythms and be
>  beneficial for a modular interface.
>  I´m still a bit confused but i assume a compiler will probably want to
>  use the pull model described in 4.3.

We may be able to release some shader optimizer things in the future.
You pretty much have to use the CP for 3D.

>  Anybody have futher for compilers for the GPU´s? Preferably open
>  compilers.

There is work to integrate LLVM into mesa.


>  Greets,
>  Syren

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