X graphics get a boost (NewsForge)
Posted Feb 8, 2006 15:12 UTC (Wed) by mattdm
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As far as open source drivers you have ones for Via and Intel cards. Intel's 915 and 945 "Graphic media accelerator" cards should offer significant performance improvements over their 845 "Blaster Extreme" cards.
I would really, really love to see a thorough benchmark comparison of all the current open source graphics options -- like, how much are the "significant performance improvments"? How does that compare to the Radeon 9200 series? And how does that compare to, say, an ATI Radeon 8500 from a few years ago? And then, how do all of those compare to the propriatary drivers, both on the same hardware where that's a possibility and on the latest and greatest hardware?
I would actually pay money to see this.
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