AMD to open up graphics specs
Posted Sep 5, 2007 20:29 UTC (Wed) by joib
In reply to: AMD to open up graphics specs
Parent article: AMD to open up graphics specs
At least as of whatever version is in Ubuntu Feisty, the R300 driver does have some deficiencies. I have a 9600XT, and sometimes there is flickering when e.g. the screen has been shut down after running the screen saver for a while. One has to switch back to console mode and back to X which somehow resets the card again. Then there is some missing functionality in the OpenGL features; e.g. google earth is unusably slow.
At the moment I'd say the old trusty radeon 92x0 is a better choice.
Well, one can always hope that the upcoming R500 driver will kick butt.
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