[HEADS UP] Experimental 3D HW accel support for Radeon HD 2xxx, 3xxx and 4xxx.

Robert Noland rnoland at FreeBSD.org
Sun Dec 6 14:04:06 UTC 2009

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.


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