radeon 2D and Xv support on Mobility chips?

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Fri May 15 11:30:29 PDT 2009

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Tiemen Cocquyt
<tiemen.cocquyt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear developpers,
> I'm considering buying a Thinkpad with a Radeon Mobility HD3650 (Mobility
> FireGL V5700) GPU for running FreeBSD, using either the radeon or radeonhd
> driver.
> I understood that recently (1.2.5) 2D acceleration and Xv support have been
> added for this GPU. This would apply for the R6xx and R7xx series.
> However, I got confused on the chipsets and differences between Mobility and
> 'standard' HD chips. I haven't been able to find anything on this on the
> web. Since the Mobility has the M86 chip rather than the RV635 chip
> (standard HD3650), would that mean that 2D acceleration, Xv,and further
> development does not apply for the Mobility series? Or can I just consider
> the M86 to be part of the R6xx series?

All r6x/r7xx chips support Xv and EXA, mobility and desktop.


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