extent of feature support in G965 (SDVO etc)

Jeffrey W. Baker jwbaker at acm.org
Fri Aug 25 10:39:43 PDT 2006

On Fri, 2006-08-25 at 08:39 +0100, Alan Hourihane wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-08-24 at 23:47 -0700, Jeffrey W. Baker wrote:
> > Since the release of the free driver for Intel G965, this is about the
> > only graphics chip I have any interest in purchasing.  But how extensive
> > is the feature support in i810-1.6.5?  Do ADD2 DVI cards work?  What
> > about two DVI displays on a single ADD2 card?  1920x1200 digital
> > displays?  Is 3D accelerated on dual displays?  Does rotation work?
> > 
> > Are there other limits to be aware of?
> The current driver relies on the BIOS to do the modesetting. So if the
> BIOS knows how to drive the ADD2 card, then all is well. But use caution
> here. It may drive the first digital port, but not the second on some
> ADD2 cards. The new modesetting branch in the git repo is the driving
> force to remove the BIOS from this equation though.

OK, thanks for the info.  It would seem to me that buying Intel boards
with Intel graphics should get me a working video BIOS, no?  Not that I
have a choice: I haven't found anyone other than Intel with a G965


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