Radeon HD 3870 open source driver support?

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 05:48:33 PDT 2008

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 7:22 PM, Dennis Jacobfeuerborn
<d.jacobfeuerborn at conversis.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>  what is the current state of support for the Radeon HD 3870 cards? I intend
>  to buy a new card soon and I'm aiming for either a 3870 or an NVidia 9600GT.
>  On Linux I'm only looking for decent 2D support which basically comes down
>  to good performance in Firefox and when playing back DVDs and other videos.
>  3D isn't important though support for compiz would be nice.

At the moment the 3870 will work without acceleration.  We are working
on getting r6xx acceleration information out soon, so there will
eventually be support for acceleration.


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