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

Marius Nünnerich marius at nuenneri.ch
Sun Dec 6 16:48:04 UTC 2009

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.

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