Radeon HD 3870 open source driver support?

Clemens Eisserer linuxhippy at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 06:12:15 PDT 2008

For an 3870 its quite likely to have an accalerating and free driver
sooner or (not so) later because the spec is quite likely to be
published - whereas NVidia made it clear that they won't release any
specs anytime soon.
So if you care about open drivers I would go for the 3850/70.

lg Clemens

2008/4/1, Alex Deucher <alexdeucher at gmail.com>:
> 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.
>  Alex
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