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ATI's Gallium3D Driver Is Still Playing Catch-Up

Yesterday we delivered benchmarks showing how the open-source ATI Radeon graphics driver stack in Ubuntu 10.04 is comparing to older releases of the proprietary ATI Catalyst Linux driver. Sadly, the latest open-source ATI driver still is no match even for a two or four-year-old proprietary driver f...
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Concerns Over Merging Drivers Back Into The X Server

While development efforts within the X.Org community are now ramping up for the release of X Server 1.9 that should arrive in August, there is an ongoing discussion concerning a planned long-term change for the X Server: pulling the drivers back in...
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Intel 2.11.0 X.Org Driver Released

Just as planned, Intel has released their quarterly DDX driver update for Linux users and those using X.Org with its KMS-only support...
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Testing AMD's New FirePro Linux Driver

Earlier this month AMD rolled out a new workstation graphics card driver, which is effectively the same Catalyst driver used by the consumer-oriented Radeon graphics cards but with greater testing and certification for the ATI workstation offerings. The press release announcing this new driver was...
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ATI Radeon KMS vs. UMS With Ubuntu 10.04

Earlier this week we published comparative benchmarks of Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, Ubuntu, and openSUSE. In the discussion that followed, a number of people requested a set of tests that compare the performance of the ATI Radeon Linux graphics driver stack with kernel mode-setting (KMS) vs. user-space m...
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