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Rawn027
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 4:10 pm    Post subject: PPC64 Update... Reply with quote

Has anyone here gotten 3d acceleration on the 9600 XT on the new powermac dual 1.8?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

there will *never* be 3D acceleration unless ati or nvidia provide drivers for them. and this will never be, because apple writes the drivers for MacOSX and they won't write drivers for linux :-/

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.

corsair wrote:
there will *never* be 3D acceleration unless ati or nvidia provide drivers for them. and this will never be, because apple writes the drivers for MacOSX and they won't write drivers for linux :-/


That's what people said in the old days of Radeon M7. Eventually ATI released the specifications and all, but it did take a couple of years at least for my Tibook to sleep properly and some other largish amount of time to get something else than 20fps from glxgears (I am up to 1400 fps, FYI). I am sure the Radeon boards will become fully supported under Linux without proprietary drivers--eventually that is.

As for Nvidia boards, the company never released any specifications and they never will in all likelyhood. So it is probable that Nvidia users will never have 3D acceleration.
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