Using Gallium3D On AMD FirePro Workstation GPUs @ Phoronix

Posted on Friday, Apr 01 2011 @ 07:35 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Phoronix checks out how well AMD's FireGL and FirePro workstation cards do with the open-source Gallium3D driver, you can check it out over here.
"How well do AMD's FireGL/FirePro workstation graphics cards work with the open-source graphics drivers for Linux? It's something we never have really focused on up to this point, since after all, most workstation users are satisfied with using proprietary display drivers on Linux. It is the workstation market that drives the proprietary Linux driver development after all for AMD and NVIDIA, and that is really the focus of development, not Linux gamers or enthusiasts. But curiosity got the best of me, so here's what happens if you try to use an expensive FirePro graphics card with the open-source driver stack and the Mesa Gallium3D driver."


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