The rumors ARE true

Well, the rumors are true. I’ll be starting at AMD in December doing open source driver development and working with the open source community to support AMD products. <shameless plug>Now go out and buy a Radeon!</shameless plug>

33 Responses to “The rumors ARE true”

  1. Robin Says:

    Good luck!

  2. Javier Says:

    Congratulations!

    Thank you for all your work on ATI and Savage cards!

  3. yoshi314 Says:

    already got two ati cards ;-)

    good luck, and let’s hope you’ll be able to keep working on opensource drivers.

  4. Luciano Says:

    Great news!

    But, I’ll consider buying a new Radeon *after* the driver is out…
    For now, my R200 based card will have to do.

  5. Ole-Martin Broz Says:

    Hey, i got quad 3870 XT soon, and bought a 3850 for my gf, got a spare 2900 XT aswell.

    okey, can you give a message to amd, give us overclocking features in linux, hope its simple :p the whole spider concept to linux :p

    and the aiglx, and more to say, is there ?. im satisfied with my ETQW performance :D, not yet tested on 3870, not in linux at all, to new :O

  6. dré Says:

    congrats! great news for linux graphics. thx for your work so far!

  7. Miguel Says:

    Best wishes and good luck!! I’ve been using your FOSS driver for quite a while, and so have confidence you can make a difference, especially with all that info at your hand.

  8. jhf Says:

    I’m afraid you’ll have to show me the goods first; I’ll certainly welcome an external vid card that has decent LInux drivers, and be happy to support ATI and AMD as I once did but you’re gonna have to do better than that, sorry.

  9. Xav Says:

    Exxxxcellent news ! And congratulations to you, Alex.
    As everyone else, I’m keeping my trusty r300 as long as you don’t release a driver which runs at least compiz. Then I’ll buy a newer radeon (my guess is that it’ll be an r700 at least :).

    Thanks for everything,

    Xav

  10. Myzelf Says:

    Congratulations!

    And don’t forget us, the poor r300 users!

  11. Mark Says:

    The AMD I’m considering buying right now, is the amd 690 board with integrated video,
    for my media PC.

    Will that work well under Linux?

    If it does (or will within 3 months), I’d buy another high-end Radeon for gaming.

    I have R200,R300 (linux) now, but have switched to Intel embedded on Laptop and Intel+Nvidia on gaming PC, because of inferior/bad linux support from AMD/ATI.

  12. Vadim P Says:

    Excellent news!

    On an r200 myself, and I’m really glad that ATI hired you. Doing stuff that you enjoy + getting paid for it + helping a whole ton of people = great.

  13. agd5f Says:

    IIRC, the RS690 boards are already supported in the radeonhd driver. 2D accel will be coming soon.

  14. Eric Smith Says:

    I was already using older ATI cards like the 9250 and 9550, but when AMD announced that they would provide documentation on the r500/r600 chips and support open source driver development, I bought a new HD2600 XT. I can’t yet get it to work with either fglrx (bug at http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=815 ), which I’d hoped to use until radeonhd is further along, but it’s great to see that AMD is hiring good talent for open source support, and continuing the open source commitment. AMD and ATI have always made very good products, and it was frustrating to not be able to get the best use out of them in Linux.

    Once I get my fglrx problems solved and the HD2600 XT working (or get it to work with radeonhd), I’ll probably buy an HD3870 X2 (or newer high-end card), and I’ll certainly recommend ATI cards to all my friends.

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  16. phasma Says:

    good news )))

  17. bzzz Says:

    wish you the best and thanks for your work! btw, any plan to learn how to disable 3D and downgrade voltage for 7500 in lovely thinkpads? ;)

  18. Zerias Says:

    been buying Radeon. I can’t stand Nvidia’s drivers. Congrats on landing a job with AMD.

  19. Ole-Martin Broz Says:

    Hey again, will multiGPU be supported, just ordered 4 3870’s now.

    The spider platform should be avaible to all os’s, give us a simple 2x CF support to be present, i dont care about real performance, or like quad monitor support, just the performance to start with.

    This will be some time b4 happing anyways, and well, i foregot to say congratulations on the new job.

    I just wanna say this, my impression of ATI cards is lovely cards, but lacks on the drivers, and I really hope you can do something about this on the linux part, however, ive seen great performance on my current 2900 XT in Quake wars, beats the crap out of my xp install.

  20. mrq1 Says:

    bought a passiv cooled hd2600 last week!

    i hope we will also get avivo @ h.264 decoding on the gpu soon! :-)

  21. Torgeir Says:

    Congrats!

    Please keep in mind that a lot of people would dearly like to see XvMC support for radeons, and eventually linux support for DXVA later, for full H.264 acceleration.

  22. A happy german Says:

    “Now go out and buy a Radeon!”

    Please tell your new boss, that the open source drivers ARE the reason, why I
    will buy a Radeon 3870 :)
    When they are available…. *dummdidumm*

  23. DeeZiD Says:

    Bought a new notebook after all this positive ATI- opensource/better fglrx reviews.


    Hope that fglrx improves or radeonhd will support 3D on HD2600.

    regards Dennis

  24. jon catuccio Says:

    “lease keep in mind that a lot of people would dearly like to see XvMC support for radeons, and eventually linux support for DXVA later, for full H.264 acceleration.”

    The only reason I can’t switch to Linux on my HTPC……I’ll be waiting though. Congrats on the gig.

  25. Mijto post! Says:

    Alex…

  26. diego Says:

    this is great, i can’t wait to get a radeon to play on the future with Radeon HD :)

    rock on and good luck :D

  27. ethana2 Says:

    Keep up the great work.

    This Radeon 9200SE gets more valuable to me every day, thanks to you…
    ..and it seems the way things are going, that the longer I can wait until I buy my next massively parallel co processor on a card, the more likely it is to be from ATi.

  28. pd Says:

    Have X1950 GT. It’s 2008, not 1998, I should be able to do simple, reliable mode setting and accelerate video decoding for my HTPC. Please fast forward radeonhd, it’s so far behind the mark it’s playing catch up so the more who are employed to fix it, like yourself, the better.

    Congratulations on the appointment. Everything AMD is doing is heading in the right direction, it’s just too slow!

  29. Dan Says:

    yeah bring on transparent cross platform drier support :)

    Convince them not to be scared and open up under the GPL so they can be maintained with each kernel revision ;)

    In short, makes work easier for you guys, better for consumer, and developers might actually think of the MacOs, *nix *bsd platforms worthy of their time and efforts :)

    I’m in the processing of updating my office, we are replacing 112 pc’s and I have to choose literally to go with nvidia or ati.

    Give us proper drivers and make my decision somewhat more difficult ;)

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