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Drivers

Posted Dec 16, 2009 6:55 UTC (Wed) by quotemstr (subscriber, #45331)
In reply to: Drivers by eru
Parent article: The abrupt merging of Nouveau

Graphics drivers are far from hardware-dependent these days. Sure, they have their device-specific parts.

But drivers need to expose OpenGL and DirectX interfaces to applications, but GPUs are simply highly parallel processors capable of generic computation. The portion of the driver that implements these APIs in terms of the generic facilities all GPUs provide is almost certainly useful across disparate hardware.


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