Re: Old NVIDIA card, new FreeBSD = failure?

From: Alexey Dokuchaev <danfe_at_freebsd.org>
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2021 11:40:37 +0000
On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 11:26:44AM +0000, Greg V wrote:
> On June 26, 2021 10:11:42 PM UTC, Robert Huff wrote:
> > ...
> >	Got that; the "support" is from the software.
> >	I have two conflicting desires:
> >	a) I want to run modern applications ...
> >			on the latest stable version of X ...
> >			using an actively maintained and
> >				improved version of amdgpu/drm ...
> >			working with reasonably high-performance hardware.
> 
> Yes, all you need is a GCN GPU. Avoid the really old pre-GCN (TeraScale
> and older) architectures and you'll be fine.

Technically pre-GCN chips are still supported by radeon(4) and *should*
also be fine (it used to work for me on my Richland APU), but something
got broken along the line so yeah you'd better off with newer GCN chips
unless you want to invest some time into bringing support for older ones
back in shape.

./danfe
Received on Sun Jun 27 2021 - 11:40:37 UTC

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