[HEADS UP] Experimental 3D HW accel support for Radeon HD
2xxx, 3xxx and 4xxx.
rnoland at FreeBSD.org
Mon Dec 7 15:06:44 UTC 2009
On Sun, 2009-12-06 at 17:47 +0100, Marius Nünnerich wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 15:03, Robert Noland <rnoland at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2009-12-05 at 10:01 +0200, Alex Kozlov wrote:
> >> On Sat, Dec 05, 2009 at 10:42:43AM +0900, Norikatsu Shigemura wrote:
> >> > Hi Radeon HD 2xxx, 3xxx and 4xxx users!
> >> >
> >> > I'm ready to update ports related Mesa3D to 7.6 base, graphics/dri,
> >> > graphics/libGL*, graphics/libglut, graphics/mesa-demos and
> >> > graphics/libdrm. Please see also my attached patch file. I'll
> >> > update these as soon as tomorrow.
> >> >
> >> > Mesa3D 7.6 supports experimental r600 driver, as known as AMD
> >> > R6xx/R7xx architecture. I confirmed that it's good works, but
> >> > buggy on my Radeon HD 4850 environment with 9-current/amd64 and
> >> > xf86-video-radeonhd-devel. Please see also [I known problem]
> >> > section.
> >> I use similiar setup(but with mesa git master) for more than a month
> >> without a problem. HD 3650 AGP. glxgear, other demos and even some old
> >> games in wine like deusex work fine.
> > Openarena, UT, vdrift, nexuiz, etc... should all work fairly well also.
> > There are still features that are not yet implemented on r600, but I
> > tend to run all of the above all video options enabled on highest
> > settings. Really large textures are slow and it seems like I found one
> > option that really hurt performance (bloom maybe), but otherwise they
> > are all more than playable on my HD4650 core2duo e7400.
> > Disclaimer: I'm not a gamer... but I do use them for testing.
> > robert.
> One thing I know is interesting for many people is playing World of
> Warcraft under wine. Last time I checked it wasn't even possible under
> linux with catalyst. Do you know anything about this or have tried it?
I've not tried it. My primary radeon box is amd64 and I haven't tried
the patches to get wine up and running. I've heard that WoW will run
under wine on linux now though. I have not had anyone tell me if it
runs under FreeBSD as well though. However, the features supported by
the driver are pretty much the same, so I would say it is worth a shot.
Robert Noland <rnoland at FreeBSD.org>
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